Patricia’s Yarns – Doomed

Patricia’s Yarns closes in Hoboken, NJ

So it looks like Hoboken’s tough business climate has claimed yet another victim: Patricia’s Yarns over at 107 4th Street.

(Former) owner Patricia Scribner claimed it was “a difficult decision” to close her store and take on a job “working for the man” over at some “textile” company.

She made some proclamations justifying her choice to close up:

  • “It’s not because of you.” Why would she even have to bring that up? Apparently there was some uncomfortable static between her and (at least some of) her customers in order to warrant a statement like that… why would you have to say that otherwise?
  • “It’s not because of rent.” Really? If your rent was at a viable level, you wouldn’t take a “regular” job and run the risk of getting canned the minute the economy ticks down one more notch.
  • “It’s not because Hoboken is not business-friendly.” Oh – I guess the growing number of empty storefronts tells a different story!

Her ultimate reason was “I accepted a regular job so I can spend more nights with Adam, Grace and Riley.” What took so long? Sounds like a cop-out answer. Has to be another reason. Why not long ago? Why allow yourself to be so irresponsible for so long?

Perhaps Hoboken is just running out of ladies that like to knit? Or was the sidewalk chalk too much of a trigger for safe-space dwellers?

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Description: Yarns, Crochet For Rent
Address: 107 4th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (between Washington and Bloomfield)
Telephone: (201) 217-9276

2007 Update:
Patricia has moved off her mid-town Washington Street location. Updated pix to follow.

10/2/2006 Update:

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16 Comments on "Patricia’s Yarns – Doomed"

6 months 20 days ago

I wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors. I had great experiences in her store. Mom’s are often forced to make choices that may not make sense to outsiders. If her focus is with her family. I commend and support her 100%

6 months 21 days ago

Perry, you are the least scrupulous person I know. Your quotes aren’t even correct. You should, at least, post Patricia’s full letter.

She doesn’t want to work nights and weekends anymore. Period.

6 months 20 days ago

Whatever you say, Hubby.

But whenever someone has a long-winded explanation when you don’t need to justify a decision like that – doesn’t sound right. Bordering on odd! Reminds me of that bogus “diary” the mayor drafted for attention.

Doesn’t matter, apps have killed the entire knitting industry anyway.

6 months 20 days ago

411, you should definitely look into this further. Patricia is hiding something. Wanting to “spend time with her family” is just too simple an explanation. I’ll bet if you investigate deeper, you’ll find something more sinister. Maybe she also has information on the Kennedy assassination and the “moon landing”.

6 years 9 months ago

Do you know some1 that likes to knit???? Grab some yarn here and make the knitter you know oh so happy 🙂

7 years 4 months ago

I need to have some crocheting repaired on an afghan my late grandmother made… an open stitch that looks like a series of small trapezoids. It’s not in the best shape and is from scraps with about 100 different colors, so I don’t care about matching; I just want the hole closed up with no more pulling thread. I stopped in the store a couple of months ago and the guy working there said they don’t do that work. Anybody else out there who is willing to do this? If you know what you’re doing, it’s less than an hour of work. It would take me a lot less time to earn the money to pay you than it would to learn how to crochet so I could do it myself.