House Mountain Yarn Co.

The yarn connects us


House Mountain Yarn Co. Owners

A little bit about us!


Ellie Boylan

What do you get when you cross a knitter with a political activist? Protest signs with knitted embellishments that have been spotted both in Lexington and Washington, DC. Ellie Boylan has been knitting since 2003, and learned to crochet from her Mexican grandmother when she was a child. Accomplished at both, she shares her knowledge, teaching children and adults. Ellie rarely knits for herself as her projects are frequently for charity or yarn bombs. In addition to being a partner in HMYC, Ellie works part time at W&L as an IT Fluency Coordinator. She and husband Scott have lived in Lexington since 1999 and are proud adoptive parents to a daughter in college and a son in high school.

Susan Friski

Susan has always dreamed that someday she would open a yarn shop. She and her husband, Mike, would talk about retiring and finding a place to relocate and just maybe become a small business owner. Well, that dream has come true and she didn’t even have to relocate! Susan is a retired teacher and administrator for the public school system here in Rockbridge County. In addition to her professional duties, she taught countless children to knit during those years. Some of them are now adults and still come to the shop for guidance and advice from their knitting mentor. She is the mother of two and a grandmother as well. She looks forward to meeting everyone who visits the shop!


Friends of HMYC


Dymphna Alexander

Dymph Alexander was born and raised in the Netherlands and learned knitting from her grandmother at the age of four. Forever grateful to her grandmother, she still loves the art of knitting and enjoys teaching others. Dymph volunteers at House Mountain Yarn Co.


House Mountain Yarn Co. 117 South Main Street Lexington, VA 24450 Phone: (540) 462-2931