Meet Tracy Russell

Please help us offer a warm welcome to the newest member of the Classic Elite Yarns' team -- Tracy Russell, Director of Sales!

Tracy has a wide ranging career in our favorite thing -- yarn. She's owned a local yarn shop in Baltimore, MD, was the wholesale manager for Cocoknits, and worked as an independent sales representative bringing lovely yarns from many companies to shops throughout New England.  She knows the yarn world from all sides and understands what knitters and crocheters want, knows want shop owners need and is creative about what a yarn company can be.

Like most knitters, Tracy goes through phases. She always seems to have a pair of socks, a sweater and some sort of accessory on the needles. If she's particularly stressed out -- it's garter stitch all the way! When moving from Baltimore to Boston while selling her yarn shop, she completed three big log cabin blankets.

What is she most looking forward to? Tracy says it's combining her experience as a knitter, shop owner and rep and looking at every situation from a variety of perspectives. That, and learning how this woman owned, small company runs. From selecting yarns, developing dozens of designs each year, the marketing and distribution -- there's so much to learn. And lastly, the people of course. For Tracy, it's all about the people, so working with shop owners across the country will be the best part of all.

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