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Monday, April 6, 2009

New York City

I'll tell you the yarn store part of my visit. First up: purl SOHO. A tiny shop with the nicest sales people and floor to ceiling yarn. Nothing but color. It was crowded in there, so I got only a few shots.

(angora booties from "last minute knitted gifts")

Just a few doors down: purl patchwork. I wanted to move to Sullivan Street right then and there, by the way. Love that neighborhood.

The next day, I found a bedroom size habu textiles shop on the 8th floor of an office building:

(psst: that's pure silk, fine as hair)

(silk and merino)

(linen paper yarn)

School Products is a completely different experience: an old-time yarn shop, importer of fine Italian yarns. I selected a 2.2 lb cone of merino tweed and had it shipped home. It was a bargain at $30/lb. and 940 yards pp! I haven't photographed it yet.

Some more images and impressions tomorrow. Completely yarnless.


AlisonH said...

Okay, NOW I know why I have to go visit my sister at her new place in NYC! Very cool!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Ahhh! It all looks like SO much fun! Delicious. Thanks for sharing :)

Doris said...

Oh Karin, was fuer tolle Bilder!
Du musst dich im Paradies gefuehlt haben!!! ;-)

Knittingchick said...

Oooooo! Yarn candy! I've been to School Products (funny name for a yarn store) but the other two shops look like they should be another stop. I might have to make a field trip to visit my brother-in-law and do a side trip. Or maybe the other way around.

Mare said...

I would like to move into that School Products place and live there!

Vivian said...

Love your photoes of purl SOHO and Habu. You are such an artist.

magnusmog said...

oooh, knitting and sewing heaven !

JessaLu said...

Looks like lots of fun!! :o))

leah said...

looks like fun! now i have a few more places to go next time.