What Did We Buy
There were three of us that met up at the shop and gave them our money. Here is what we bought. You can’t get these yarns. You missed your chance.
My friend T (I didn’t get permission to give out her name so I’ll just call her that) only wanted the three skeins of Stella Jacq. Then she found that nifty gauge ruler. Then she found a skein of Sheepwalk. Yeah, yarn shopping can be dangerous.
Julia, aka Oldcrazyhooks, aka the most fearless crafter I know who will let me put her on blast on the internet, bought this pile of green:
Julia has a thing for green and might be the owner of the most impressive stash of high quality green yarn on the planet. I think I’d like to be in her will.
And I bought The Sheepwalk.
These are Olann Sport and it retails for $13. Handpainted yarn for $13. You want the details on this right? Right.
What I bought are colorways (from top to bottom) Carla, Versilian Fire, and Rusty Old Chevy. They have 225 yds each and weigh in at 75g. She was also selling fat fingering weight skeins (600 yds each). I really liked her colors. The dyer, Jennifer, not only has a great name but she has great talent and lots of energy. Check out followthesheepwalk.com for a list of her colors, the shops that carry her yarns and LOTS of pictures of how her yarns work up. You might even be able to meet up with her. From what I can tell she does needle-felting classes, knitting classes, trunk shows, and fiber retreats non-stop.
Phew. That was a long post, but worth the effort! The Sated Sheep is a wonderful shop and I’m certain that it will be very successful. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are knocking out walls and renting out more space very soon. But all shops need support especially in the beginning are here is how we can help with that:
- Go in and spend some money. (pssst they have wine)
- If you can’t get there, keep on eye on their website, on their future online shop, and spend your money there.
- like them on facebook
- Share them on your facebook/google+/social media
- Give them a positive review on yelp. (Sure you can do that. I just gave you the extensive tour right?)
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
14 Comments on "Great Shop + Great Yarn = Great Time (a yarn shop review)"
I love the new yarn shop!! My new lys.
Great! LYS’ are magical places. Fun, wonderful, magic places that suck up your money but you don’t really mind about that.
If you are ever up here in St Louis I recommend Knitorious. It’s where I just bought my Madeline Tosh 100% superwash merino ($22.50/skein) [Most expensive yarn I have EVER bought, but so nice to work with!]. My Mother-in-law is right the owner (or the lady who is there most of the time anyway) is a bit stuck up, but they have a FAB selection, and we keep losing LYS’!
That looks like a great shop! And they are rec’cing a Doris Chan design right on the front page which shows great taste. 🙂 I love Doris Chan.
I see a road trip in my future!
Oh great! Say Hi to everyone for me. And ask to see the possum yarn from New Zealand. I didn’t buy any and now 2 days later I’m wondering if I should have….
Thanks for the tour. I just love LYS’s and it looks like this one rocks! I’m jealous! I followed a few of the links you included about the hand-dyed yarns. That was even more yarn eye candy. 🙂
All part of my evil plan. But if you can’t get the Dripping Springs Texas (too bad cuz its a nice town) then maybe I’ve inspired a few crafters to make trips to their own LYs’s out there.