Yarn Shopping




 I was lucky enough to spend the day with my sister on Black Friday out and about in the Pittsburgh area.  Let me tell you that there are no lines at yarn stores and everyone is pleasant and kind.  Best of all they have what I want.....yarn!
Our first stop was at Natural Stitches as shown in the above photos.  The first photo is an entire wall of Cascade 220!!!  Isn't it great?  I just love to stare and wonder what color I like best.  I could have spent the whole day there but I got hungry and it was lunch time.  Food gets important as I age :)



The second yarn store that we visited was Yarns Unlimited in Sewickley, PA.  This store has quite the collection of yarn as well.  My sister and I have been going to this store for years....(I want to say a decade, but not too sure.)  So when I enter this shop it is like visiting an old friend.

I ended up buying fingering weight yarn for some shawls designed by Romi Hill.  I think the year 2012 will be the beaded shawl year, eventually!  I bought lots and lots of beads at JoAnn Fabrics.  I am ready.  Now to just finish up my other projects that are on my needles.  Of Course I did buy some Cascade 220 for another sweater and some sock yarn.  Overall it was a great outing and I am not shopping for any more yarn any time soon (so I say now).

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  1. I wouldn't have wanted to leave either. Hey, next time you can pack a sandwich and stash it in your purse ;)!

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  2. Gasp! That wall of colour is wonderful!!!

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  3. Can't wait to visit those shops!!! (I grew up in Pittsburgh (as did my husband) and we still have family there. We'll definitely be there this summer--and maybe by then, my "yarn diet" will be over! Want to meet for a yarn crawl?????

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  4. this was fun to see! i love yarn shops everywhere i go.

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  5. The wool looks so pretty all lined up in colour order :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  6. Pretty - I love the picture of the wall of yarn :) I'm doing quite well at not buying any new yarn at the moment (apart from the Malabrigo I just had to try - but it's a gift so it doesn't count anyway!)

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  7. People don't know what they are missing, but I am so glad there are no lines at yarn stores!

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  8. I recognized that wall of Cascade! I tried to convince my mom to go down for their Black Friday pajama sale, but she didn't go for it. ;)

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  9. Oh that wall of yarn looks so inviting. Did you swuoosh it all? I am trying to knit my stash and not buy yarn, but it is always so very tempting. So gladd you had fun on your black Friday.

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  10. Why didn't I think of this for Black Friday? My mom was here and everything. Maybe next year.

    Looks like you had fun!

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  11. I want to touch it all! All that beautiful yarn, I think I'm drooling a little ;-) What wonderful looking shops.

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  12. a wall of yarn organized by color...i think i need one of those!

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  13. oh my that is one beautiful wall.

    my daughter is going to start weaving next year,perhaps itwill be my year to learn to knit, hopefully, i'm all thumbs!!

    glad you had a successful day. that's the kind of shopping i could get into!!

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  14. oh such a fun day! i did the same thing with my sister! it's so much fun to have something to look forward to that you want to cast on. i think it's great that your going to make your beaded shawl.

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  15. Cascade 220 *whine whine whine whine whine* The LYS won't carry Cascade yarn anymore! It's just so perfect!

    Sounds like a great day!! I would have had a hard time leaving. ;)

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  16. What a feast for crafty eyes! That is some gorgeous yarn. What a wonderful way to spend a day. Jacinta

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  17. Yarn shopping is always a fun time. So many pretty colours!

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