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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

visit at a Local Yarn Shop

As we are getting ready for the first winter storm of the season here in the Northeast, I thought I'd cheer you up with something.

At the beginning of the month, I went to Rochester, NY to pick up Tall Son for an extended weekend home. He was getting out of his last class of the day at 2:30 pm, enough time for me to stop at one of the ten yarn shops in that city. The Yarne Source is closest to the thruway exit I had to take.

This is the view from the entrance door:
A relatively small space simply crammed with yarn, floor to ceiling, organized by yarn weight and color.

To the left of the door, a Noro department, and books.

The owner designs purses, and sells them as well as the patterns for them.

She LOVES mixing yarns, and embellishments!

The shop window was all decked out in Halloween decorations, and then some.

Basic yarns live toward the back of the store. She literally has something for everyone!
I found lace weight yarn, sock yarn, handdyed and basic, bulky yarn, fancy yarn, glitter yarn, striping yarn, solid colors; I do not know how she gets it all in there, but it's there. Including the table where knitters can get together and knit and chat. Amazing.

When I first walked in, I was greeted with a loud and friendly Hellooo!! Susie is a cheerful, exuberant, friendly, hard working yarn shop owner who left corporate america to do this and be creative with everything she touches, in her own way. While I was there, her husband walked in and she begged him to bring her some lunch, at 2:15 in the afternoon! (I remember those times well, when I had my shop, when I simply did not have time to stop and eat.) Which he promptly did. I perused some patterns while Susie had her lunch.
I ended up getting 2 books and yarn for 2 small projects (socks, baby sweater).
Upon cashing out, I asked if I could get her picture so I could put it on my blog.
Susie said ,"Yes, but not without my HAT!"

How can you resist a funny hat loving Local Yarn Shop Owner??

Happy snowstorm-pending Tuesday-before-the-elections.
I'm gettting my needles out.


Knittingchick said...

One down, nine to go! Four years should give you enough time. LOL!

Doris Spiegel said...

Hi sister,
das ist ja ein toller Laden und eine etwas verrueckte Besitzerin. Super!!! Das muss ja ein Paradies fuer dich gewesen sein. Da hast du ja nun ein zweites Ziel in Rochester! ;-)

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Snow Storm? Really?

Oh, I miss having a LYS to loiter in. Blah. Her shop looks like crazy fun.

AlisonH said...

Oh, that's wonderful! I so much wish I could check out her shop in person. She sounds like a hoot!

Vivian said...

November 5th is my pug's birthday. I have been telling everyone I can't wait for that day. But like you, I'm counting down to the day before! There is light at the end of the tunnel.

magnusmog said...

I want to move into that place!