Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Yarn Along - Working Girl
This little town has a sweet little yarn shop. As with most yarn shops the woman running it is amazing and makes the place what it is. Last week she went out of town and asked me if I would run the shop for the few days she would be gone. Winter hours are pretty short, she is only open 1-4. Pete was able to take 1/2 days those days and I got to work for yarn...literally...she paid me in yarn.
It was delightful. When I opened up on Wednesday the store was FREEZING....so what better place to be when it is freezing than in a yarn store? I slipped on one of her samples and I fell in LOVE with what I had put on.
It was the Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns knit with Madeline Tosh sock yarn. I very badly wanted to OWN that garment. It sadly took me all 3 days of my yarn working career to figure out what yarn to knit it in. I swatched several yarns and finally decided on a dk weight in a gray/black colorway.
I loved being in that store for those 3 days...but you do have to sit and knit a lot and I admit to being a bit antsy to have to sit still for so long. Owning a knitting shop like this one is definitely listed as a dream...but for now I think I will just fill in when the timing is right.