Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Yarn Shop!

Holy Crap. This made my week! I am in the Florida Knitters group on Ravelry, and I rarely read it. (I rarely read most of the groups to which I'm linked, unless a topic catches my eye.) Anyway, someone was asking about yarn shops in Orlando, and people named the two I know - and then someone linked to The Knitting Patch. And it's, oh, 15 minutes from my house, and hot damn, it looks fabulous. A later post explained that it is the new location of a shop that was in Mt. Dora, a shop I'd heard of but never visited, because Mt. Dora is a good 40 minutes away and the only time I could get there is Saturdays, and my Saturdays were/are full of all sorts of "keeping the house from falling in" fun stuff during their hours. But if it's 15 minutes away, it's an easy drive-by after the usual Saturday errands. I fear I will love it too much.

Look at the pictures of the shop! If it lives up to the website, I will be a regular fixture there. I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas morning this week - a new LYS that carries All My Favorite Stuff! I haven't been this excited since the first time I walked into Yarn Paradise in Asheville. I'll file a report this weekend. I promise I won't also file bankruptcy.

7 comments:

KatyaR said...

Oh, wow, that looks AMAZING! Have a great time--I'm jealous!

Catherine said...

I swear to teh whole innernets that I will buy cat litter and responsible things before squealing out of the Target parking lot heading for this potential Heaven.

Anonymous said...

Oohh that be dangerous. I've even heard of the shop in Mt Dora. Have fun- they have nice lines. We just decided to make an offer on a condo in DC tomorrow and downsize big time, and now I have to get rid of bunches of yarn. It's a grieving process, but I started working through it a month ago when we got serious about looking...

k said...

I thought those were prayer flags, and then I realized they were knitted squares. How wonderful! I can almost smell it.

Linda said...

15 minutes away??? JEALOUS!!

Catherine said...

15 minutes away??? DANGEROUS!! Actually, I now have 2 shops within 15 minutes, but the other, which I will not name because I don't want to sound like I'm dissing them, just doesn't carry the stuff that turns me on. I do drop in for needles and occasionally find a treasure, but it's not an addiction. The owner is an absolute sweetheart and they are very popular, so my opinion should not carry any weight. I am able to resist dropping in there every other week. This one...I'm both thrilled and slightly afraid of this one.

Anonymous said...

There used to be a quilt shop that close to my house. It was such a nice place, but a yarn shop that close would be divine! Yes, Target first..for the necessities. lol