The Endless Skein’s fearless leader, owner, knitter and crocheter, Sue Costigan, was born and raised in Prospectville, Pennsylvania where she grew up with her sister and parents. Sue has been married to her best friend Tom since 1986 and together they have raised their six children. Sue graduated from Villanova University as a Civil Engineer. Her roommate in college was a dedicated knitter which greatly contributed to Sue’s interest in the hobby. As her children grew older, Sue was busy working to grow as a knitter and crocheter. She took classes from many excellent instructors, attended conferences, and partook in yarn related travel.
Sue’s dream of The Endless Skein all began when she stumbled upon Yarn Central, located off the Taconic, where she bought some yarn to create a beautiful, simple sweater. Sue later joined their Tuesday knitting group which was both a rewarding and fulfilling experience for Sue. This gave her the opportunity to sit with a talented group of ladies each week as their designs and ideas flourished. Soon after, the shop owner decided to move on and close the shop. Sue was very tempted to buy the business from her, but she didn’t feel qualified just yet, and before long, someone else jumped at the opportunity. Then, one fateful day, the new shop owner happened to mention something to Sue, being completely unaware that Sue had even considered buying the shop. She said, “I feel like you might want to be in my shoes one day!” Ever since then, the idea of owning her own yarn store was firmly planted in Sue’s mind.
Sue spent a fair amount of time getting up the courage to take the leap, plotting and planning how to make her dream become a reality. Sue and her husband came across a local florist shop for sale which they thought would be an ideal spot for Sue’s yarn shop. They purchased the building, knocked it down, built a brand new building, and voila, The Endless Skein!