Last weekend we had our knitting weekend at Edgar's Acres and a good time was had by all. We did a lot of knitting, laughing, sipping of wine, and of course, eating of very good food. We visited two yarn stores and bought yarn.
In early January I heard a rumor that a new yarn store was open in Port Hadlock. Being the yarn sniffer that I am we set out to find it. The shop is called The Textile Arts Co. and is located at 41 Colwell Street in Port Hadlock. Textile Arts opened late October 2007, and the lovely owner of the shop is Sandy Hill. Her shop is so new that she hasn't gotten her sign yet. When we drove into the parking lot, we noticed a sign in a window ...
We found it!
Sandy was at the door to greet and meet us. What a lovely lady and a lot of fun.
The lighting is excellent and there are comfy chairs and couches to sit and knit, sit and talk, or just sit. All four of us had a great time checking out everything Sandy has in her store.
Sandy really knows her yarn too and was so helpful in helping all of us find what we needed/wanted/lusted over/had to have.
Of course, we all bought yarn, and patterns, and magazines...
We next visited A Dropped Stitch in Sequim, our LYS at Edgar's Acres and saw Jean and Nora. We love this store, and the ladies are delightful as always.
I love local yarn stores. They each have something different to offer the knitter. It never fails that if I can't find what I want at one LYS, I'll find it at another. The owners of the shops are always delightful, so helpful, and FUN. That's got to be best part, they are FUN. Isn't that what knitting is all about? There some online yarn companies I do use because I don't have time to run all over the place, and there are just some items you can't find locally. When I have to order online, I choose to use a local company starting with Washington state, and work out that way.
Well, speaking of knitting I better get back to it.