Another One Bites the Dust

I popped open my email the other day to a sad note. One of my favorite local(ish) yarn stores was closing after 12 years. Yarns Sold and Told is an hour and a half away from my house so I didn’t exactly drop in all the time but I adored it none the less. It’s where I took Jellybean for his monkey yarn. The lovely ladies there were always welcoming and helpful without being pushy, and the yarn selection and aesthetic was right up my design aesthetic. I always found something that needed to come home with me.

Well they are closing their doors and the entire store was 40% off…..I’ll pause for dramatic effect. So while my husband was out of town I took Jellybean to Papa’s house for a boys only day and my mother, aunt and I hit the yarn store. I pretty much exhausted my yarn savings account. But I came away with some really need stuff to fill holes in my stash and new yarns I haven’t tried yet! (And mom purchased two sweater quantities of Berroco Chunky and Berroco DK for my birthday….next November). It was a lovely day of shopping with family, just sad for the reason for our trip.

Any way…..here is the flash of stash or yarn porn section of this post….

From left to right you can see

  • Cascade Heritage Sock in Italian Plum
  • Cascade Heritage Sock in Dahlia
  • Cascade Heritage Sock in Moss
  • Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat Mini Pack in Mad Tea Party
  • Wonderland Yarns Messenger Kit #13
  • Cascade Heritage Sock in Zinnia Red
  • Anzula Ava in Raspeberry (this one has cashmere….mmmmm)
  • Cascade Heritage Prints in the Tropics

I picked up the solid colors of the Heritage Sock for contrasting heels, toes and cuffs. And the rest of the yarn was just pure lust and yarn fumes. I just couldn’t pass up the 40% off deal. It’s how I dealt with the impending loss of one of my favorite yarn shops. Now I just need to jump start my knitting mojo and get some of this yarn cooking!!

Happy Knitting!!

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5 thoughts on “Another One Bites the Dust

  1. It’s always sad to hear when a yarn shop closes its doors. But glad to see you were able to snag such beautiful yarns. My LYS carries the Wonderland yarn too and I love it!

  2. Lovely things you got! One of my favorite yarn shops just closed Saturday. Also over an hour away, I didn’t; get there for any bargains. But it is Mom’s LYS, and I think she did. I know she is going to miss it very much, it was just a couple of miles from her house. Whenever we went, it seemed busy, so it makes me very sad to know even a busy, well run shop can’t make it. I buy as much yarn as I can afford to! lol it doesn’t seem to be helping these stores.

  3. Whee! Lots of fun stuff there! I was tempted to make a little road trip too, but it’s a bit farther than that for me (about 2 1/2 hours) so I’m not sure I can justify it.

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