Yarnover Truck
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Inside the new Yarnover Truck, a knitters store on wheels

Barbra Pushies, left, and Maridee Nelson are launching the Yarnover Truck, a Little Debbie snack truck converted into a mobile yarn store.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Nelson and Pushies outfitted their truck with shelves to display the specialty yarns they sell. A skylight keeps the space bright and cheery. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Pushies sits behind the wheel of the Yarnover Truck, where more yarn hangs from a rack, along with... (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
... tins filled with tools of the trade. The truck also carries knitting needles and crochet hooks. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Lace-weight yarns from Anzula of Fresno are among the items for sale. The owners of the Yarnover Truck said they hoped to further differentiate themselves from brick-and-mortar yarn retailers by focusing on California-made luxury yarns, custom colors and patterns created exclusively for the mobile store.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Bulky weight, burly spun wool yarn by Brown Sheep. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
“There hasn’t been a lot of stopping and thinking,” said Barbra Pushies, left, pictured with business partner Maridee Nelson. “We just started going.” Their quest to open what is believed to be the country’s first mobile yarn store included a $10,000 campaign on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo.com. The pair found a used Chevrolet P30 Step Van and a mechanic to evaluate it on Craigslist. Crowd-sourcing via Indiegogo.com raised $10,000 to cover the cost of tricking out the vehicle, which they have nicknamed Little Debbie.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Barbra Pushies and Maridee Nelson will be rolling their truck across Southern California in the months to come, including Yarn Crawl L.A. on April 11 to 14.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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