Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yarn Along - Working Girl

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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.


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  1. Well, this sounds like a dream come true! I wish our local Yarn Store owner would let me be paid in yarn! I'd do anything. This little shop looks fantastic, as does your ... shawl? Such an awesome colour.

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    1. It is a fantastic shop. I'm so lucky to have a shop so close to me. This is tiny island with 2 grocery stores, 2 stop lights, and luckily a yarn store.
      Lisa

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  2. What fun little adventure in yarn-store owning. I can see why that sample is wonderful to wear, but it is a lot of stockinette stitch!

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    1. I know it is...but sadly I am still in the "need mindless knitting" part of my life.

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  3. I wish I could reach into those photos and touch the yarn, beautiful!

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    1. I do admit to touching and playing with lots of that yarn.
      Lisa

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  4. I, too, get to watch my friend's little yarn shop when she goes away on vacation and I've had the same feelings: I once thought I wanted to own my own shop but now I'm content to watch hers when needed. One of my favorite things to do is straighten up the yarn cubbies. LOL.

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    1. She said she would ask me again . I hope I can do it this summer . We are a cruise stop town and I think it would be fun to meet knitters from all over.

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  5. What a sweet little shop and what a fun little part time job-with great pay! I have purchased that same pattern and hope to make it someday.
    xoxoxo

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    1. You won't be sorry. It is very lovely to put on... Very flattering !

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  6. What a treat that was for you!

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    1. It was. I told her that after leaving the shop everyday I was actually going to work ... But to be honest I love my current job very much.

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