Random Thoughts

February 8, 2017

This Quiet Season

I love the holidays. The food, the folks, the fun all combine to uplift moods and optimism.

I don’t love winter. The undeniable evidence of celebration indulgences, the secluding gray parlor of the skies, and the extra risks associated with just doing the basics. Hey the holidays are over. Where is Spring, right?
Well not so fast. Just by happy accident I heard a commercial refer to this as the quiet season the other day. It clicked. I stopped to consider winter for a new perspective. Excess followed by restraint, gatherings followed by solitude, celebration balanced by reflection. Maybe this is the natural order of things. Is this a gift of time for composure and introspection through which we prepare and fortify ourselves in advance of the coming more active seasons? Couched in the innate urge to resolutely make things ” better this year” are we responding to what is natural and necessary? Wow! All this time spent wishing Spring would hurry rather than gleaning all the riches of the season.

Something to consider in this the Quiet Season.

Michele Grondy

October 5, 2016

I am very pleased to announce the addition of hand crafted furniture to Out of Hand’s products. ┬áCome in see and touch this beautiful and functional art.


Michele Grondy



October 1, 2016

Out of Hand Yarns and Gifts occupies a cozy store front on main street, in the bustling Jamestown community located midway between Greensboro and High Point. We carry a colorful array of yarns, needle arts, gifts and fine arts, we also offer classes and personal knitting instruction. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention and support after the sale. Our door is always open, come in, sit on our comfortable couch and we will do our best to assist you.

We value the contribution of our many expert artisans who produce their fine art here in the United States. We offer a colorful selection of yarns in a variety of weights and fibers to delight your sense of touch and embelish your “stash”.

Come in and see what’s here for you.