Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Ode to my Local Yarn Store

Well, I thought I would give all of you people in Bloglandia some info on a very important place in my life. My local yarn store. It's in the lovely town of Fayetteville, Arkansas and is relatively new. I think it's only been open for a couple of years. In college, when I would buy yarn for various projects my only sources for yarn were Hobby Lobby and Walmart. Blecch! I was so excited when this yarn store opened. At the time, I wasn't working, so I worked there one day out of the week as a trade for yarn, whoo hoo! Then, I started teaching crochet classes. I also went to the awesome Monday night Knit Night otherwise known as the Monday Night Tear Out, where many glasses of wine were consumed and lots of laughs were to be had. The past year I've been so busy with remodeling, pregnancy, and working I haven't been able to spend as much time as I would like at the shop, but I try to make it at least a couple times a month. SO, if you are in the Northwest Arkansas Area, check it out! Colleen and Joy are the owners of the shop and very knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. And on any given day, you may catch any of the other LYS regulars. The customer service is great and there is a coffee shop across the street if you want to stay and chat for a while. Here are some pictures of the shop.
Here is the main yarn goodies area.More yarn goodies and our yarn table.And because no yarn shop is complete without a shop cat, here she is, Queen Sasha. You can also find Handheld Knitting online here.

5 comments:

Julie said...

I love the outside of that shop - how cute. It looks like a very inviting shop. There's nothing better than have a nice, friendly, well stocked LYS where you feel welcome.

Cassy said...

I just recently started going to the knit shop and to knit club and I love it. Everyone talks about you and how cool you are so maybe I'll see you around someday.

coffeygirlb said...

Hey girl. I found your blog during a search for NWA knitting groups. I live in Springfield Mo right now but am from NWA. My husband and I are moving back in about a month. Just wanted to see what the local knitting scene is like.:) I gave it a try a bit last year and got really frustrated but would love to give it another try. Your cats precious by the way and congrads on the baby.

soozie72 said...

Great news!! So excited there is a great yarn store in Fayetteville..... Thanks. I am moving to the NWA area very soon with my husband from the Tampa, Fl area.....we are mid 50's and need information on where to live -any suggestions? Fun/eclectic area....Fayetteville??

melsdaisypatch said...

Is this shop still around?