Saturday, July 28, 2007

Yarn binge-ette while on vacation.

I wasn't able to resist the call of the fiber while I was in Conn. this week on vacation from my beloved Jersey. I visited The Knitting Niche in Greenwich, and Mystic River Yarns in Mystic. They were both a bit smaller than my fav Jersey store, Stix-n-Stitches, but the people were very nice in both stores. That's a big thing with me. I don't look that "unusual" acording to societies standards, but I have gone into some stores in Jersey with mom and sis, Sis in her Christopher Lee t-shirt and I in my massive jeans and band shirt, and we've gotten a heavy duty cold shoulder.

At Mystic River I asked about regional yarn producers and picked up some Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets. The colorways were really beautiful and reminded me of Schaefer (but I still love Schaefer and Caron soft best:)
Just wanted to provide the links incase anyone is in that area and unaware of the stores. If anyone has a store they love in the Jersey/NYC area, let me know.

I did see some cute animals while on vacation. If anyone is interested in seeing these cutie pies here's the link. I'm an animal lover, what can I say:)

1 comment:

Turtle said...

Hi Zel, what a great trip! I was jealous as I lived in Mystic for 7 years, long before that yarn shop opened though. I used to work at the Seaport Museum & a natural foods store just on the other side of the drawbridge..and thursday mornings i got to feed the penguins at the aquarium. Lucky me they looked for volunteers! I had completely forgotten about Gilette've now made me a bit homesick, lol! Glad you had fun.