Sunday, June 13, 2021

Road Trip! Yarn Shopping!


Last weekend, I saw a must-have yarn online from A Good Yarn in Sarasota; this is the yarn store that a group of us went to last March, just before the pandemic shut everything down. I decided that, although I could order the yarn online, it would be more fun to make a little road trip out of it. Most of my local knitting group people are snowbirds, but I met up with one who isn't (well, she goes back and forth between the east and west coast down here, but that still counts as year-round local to me), and we had a marvelous two hours wandering around the store and oohing and ahhing over yarns and colors and did-you-see-this and oh-look-at-that!

It is a great store, so many wonderful yarns, friendly helpful staff, and, oh, a coral reef display.

I mean, come on.

Not to mention a sense of humor.

Lots of color everywhere.
And swatches and samples galore. I like this shawl, which is called Ultiflex.
And this one, the Wilson Top, which I bought the yarn for: one cake! The colors just change like that.
I also liked this one, which was called the Reid Cardigan.
This yarn fascinated me. Cashmere and brushtail possum down?
There were several yarns that I loved but did not buy; either I didn't fall for any of the colors, or it was just a bit too much for one day.

This one, well, I did buy a couple of skeins of the black-and-rainbow.
And a few other things. I'll get proper photos at some point, but here's a quick view:
It's too much driving in a day for me to do often, but I will happily shop at this store again! And again...

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

How did I miss seeing this earlier?! Wow, what a fun shop! Of course you had to go--no online experience could measure up to that. I want to go too!