More Info About the Shop
Habetrot’s Wheel is a local yarn shop, located in Harborcreek, PA, at 5093 Buffalo Road. Offering a range of yarns, spinning fibers, and notions—from the extremely affordable to several higher end lines—Habetrot’s Wheel specializes in the spinning stories: stories about the yarn companies and independent fiber dyers whose products are available at the store, and the stories created and shared by its customers. Check out the recent Erie Times-News article about customers Erica and Jes Velez and the store here.
AND, both Erica and Jes gave the shop a shout out on their interview with Kristy Glass Knits!
We offer yarn and fiber from several Pennsylvania-based suppliers, such as Snowy Oaks Llama Farm, DizzyWigFibers, Kelbourne Woolens, Plymouth Yarns, and Kraemer Yarns. We also carry yarn and fiber from Cascade, Berroco, malabrigo, Three Irish Girls, Fairy Tale Wool, Frabjous Fibers and Wonderland Yarn, Opal Sock yarn, Hedgehog Fibers, Fairy Tale Yarn Company, Wool Addicts, Lang Yarns, LuvMonkeyBug, Sweet Sparrow Yarns, Wool Addicts, HauteKnitYarn, Hemlock House, Dream in Color and Zen Yarn Garden. Additionally, we carry Knitters Pride needles, notions, Greensleeves Spindles drop spindles, and other novelty items, magazines (such as Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, and PomPom Quarterly, and pattern books. With more twenty yarn lines that cost less than $10, and more than seventy yarn and fiber lines in the shop, Habetrot's Wheel carries yarn and fiber to fit every budget.
Come in and/or pickup yarn to stitch for a spell and check out our magical products and fiber lines.
We’d love to hear your stories and share some of ours.
About the Owner
A knitter, crocheter, and spinner, (yes, she has her own spinning wheel) Dr. Marcia K. Farrell, Ph.D., returned to Erie in the summer of 2017, having left a position as a tenured university English professor. After teaching for twenty years, she wanted to follow a different path and stepped into a fairy ring that led her to Habetrot’s Wheel, where she is pursuing her passion of working with yarn and enjoying the inclusive nature of stitching communities by opening up her own yarn shop in beautiful Harborcreek Township.
As a scholar, stories matter to her, and she does continue to keep one foot in the scholarly realm, having presented at many national and international conferences and, more recently, publishing the article “Unraveling the Bonds between Grief and Fiber Arts in Contemporary Literature; Or, Why Must She Suffer to Stitch?” in the Spring 2018 issue of Studies in Popular Culture. She has also published in The James Joyce Quarterly, Modern Fiction Studies, ARIEL, South Asian Review, and Consciousness, Literature, and the Arts, in addition to briefly serving as the Editor of the Journal of Erie Studies.
Below, hear the story of how she went from being a tenured professor to a yarn shop owner: