Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spin a Yarn

My dear friend Melissa has opened a yarn shop - Spin a Yarn - at 39 North Main Street in Brewer.

She has lots of beautiful yarn, scads of needles and special buttons and shawl pins - everything you need to have fun knitting. I'm going to let the pictures do the talking, so enjoy. And stop in and shop; you may see me there learning how to knit one, purl two.

By the way, the yarn above is called Stiletto and is for socks. Fancy!

One of the first things you might see is the lovely model sweater above. It is made from the yarn called De Aire, pictured below.

Or you might see the alpaca selection to your right. Above is the Baby Alpaca Brush (so soft) and the various other Baby Alpaca selections below. I love the rich colors.

The selection of the Encore Colorspun is delightful. The shades run the gamut from the subtle to the wow.

Also near the door is a collection of baby yarns for those newborns in your life. Nothing is sweeter than a tiny sweater and hat for a baby.

The lovely shelf display to the right is loaded with more gorgeous yarn, including the very pricey but very nice Mushishi yarn. If I could knit, I'd make myself something from this.

Someday, maybe I'll be able to knit my own socks. The Zino yarn above would make me want to learn.

Down the left side of the room are more stacks of standard worsted yarn for all sorts of projects and more sock yarn (although I could see it as something else for beginners like me).

But don't forget to go all the way to the back of the room for this display, the vivid tones of cotton.

You might have missed the subtle Homespun at the top of these shelves. Don't. It would make a snuggly gift for someone.

And if you are wondering why I know so much about all this (and it's not just because she's my friend), it's because I helped Melissa stock shelves last week for her grand opening on Sunday. I got to handle ALL of the yarn, except the baby display. It was more fun than it was work.

And that's as it should be.

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