Yarn Store !
The guys are on vacation this week. So far HIM spent one day prepping for a procedure and the next day having it. Not exactly the perfect beginning to time off. So today they went boating. It was an absolutely beautiful day. Slightly breezy. The lake was pristine. Birds, trees, a great picnic lunch. They had a really good time.
Then it was my turn. We traveled south and then east about 40 miles to the nearest yarn store. This is a new store in the area. A branch of the original Knit One that is located in Pittsburgh. It has been opened only about 18 days. Beautiful shop. Great lighting. Very friendly staff. A small place but with great yarns. The building itself is in a lot with some not-yarn businessess. Plenty of parking though.
The building is cute, bright with a very welcoming feel.
The left side has a nice, wide ramp and there are steps in front and on the right side. The windows are wide and let in a huge amount of light. The inside is even more appealing. I did not take photos inside. It was my first visit and I did not want to be pushy.
The salesperson was very friendly and knowledgeable. She greeted us, showed us around, helped us find a pattern for our son. She spent a lot of time with us. I especially appreciated her attention to the son. Many folks back away from disabilities but she was right there at his side helping him make choices and willing to pick out and replace skeins until he got exactly what he wanted. He was grinning from ear to ear and I was as thrilled for him.
The front area is so inviting that it was hard not to stop there, sit in one of the comfortable chairs and sofa, have some coffee and just enjoy the sunlight. But yarn called. Just beyond the seating area on the left was the counter area. Behind the countertop was a full wall of needles and accessories. A very full collection with some really lovely wooden needles too. Beyond that and filling the right side were rows and cubbyholes of yarn filed in order of size; fingering weight in front to chunky weight in back. There were some displays of other yarns and some projects made from those yarns.
There is a great spot in the rear with a lot of patterns and books and a beautiful oak table and chairs.
As HIM was looking around, a lady came in with her spinning wheel and they had a great chat about spinning and wheels. More folks came in as we were leaving. They too were friendly. It was a great shop and a great visit.
I tried to get HIM to turn around and go back but he thought we should wait at least one hour. He was probably right. I don't want to appear to be a stalker.
At least not yet.
If you are ever in the Mars / Cranberry, Pennsylvania area, go to Knit One North. I will probably be there. Stalking.