Unassuming, isn’t it? This sign graces the front of my newest favorite LYS of all time, right in Saratoga, the little town where I lived from high school on up. Who knew it would get so kewl?
I’m on spring break visiting my folks who moved to across the bay, but I needed a yarn fix and this is what came up when I googled. It took me a good 10 minutes just to get in the door because, as seen here, they had two long tables of bagged yarn — GOOD stuff like Rowan and Filatura and Tahki and Cascade Fixation (great for bikinis!). More sales inside (I scored some cashmere at 50% off the original $35/skein.) I’ll post pix of my enhanced stash tomorrow, cuz today I just wanted to show off this shop. They have a whole wall of pretty Koigu — see, see?
Yes, this cone correctly identifies the main component of this yarn as Stainless Steel! I actually already have a bunch in a kit waiting to be made into an asymmetrical cardigan, but I picked up more (plus some threadlike merino) for a seriously fun airy and hand-felted scarf.
Here’s another display of hand painted ribbon. And a picture of half of their Collinette wall. GORGEOUS stuff, from Wales, I think. I’ve made a couple hats from their thick-and-thin, but there is some lovely sport weight displayed here, too.
No pictures, but you name the yarn to lust for, and they got it — Tilli Tomas, Lorna’s Laces, Alchemy, etc. etc.
Gonna sit down and stop hyperventilating now. Tomorrow I’ll show you what I bought on sale and at full price.