Saturday, October 8, 2011

A couple of yarn shops

Thank you for all the nice comments about my finished Peterborough!

I recently visited a couple of yarn shops that are new to me. First off, I have to give credit to the Other Half for spotting the yarn shops for me. He is proud of himself for becoming quite the good yarn shop spotter.

This first one is The Twisted Stitch in Monterey. It's located a block up from the famous Cannery Row and a few blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

This is a fairly small shop and its inventory is not large, but it's also only about 15 months old. I believe the owner was there when we visited and she was very nice. They stock a lot yarns by Universal Yarns.

I bought one skein of Tundra to knit this Riviera Scarf. I did not see the pattern there, but there were some samples knitted up and the owner explained to me how to knit it. I don't knit or wear scarves much, and this almost looks kitschy, but for some reason, I found it appealing.

This shop has a lot of nice framed lace art on display, such as the one shown here. They are created by a local artist.

The second shop is a part-time LYS because I am a part-time resident in San Francisco's Sunset District where the shop is located. For those of you unfamiliar with the San Francisco neighborhoods, the Sunset District is equivalent to Outer Mongolia for residents in the trendier neighborhoods. But, I digress. This small shop is named Urban Fauna Studio.

It carries mainly local hand-dyed yarns, as well as lots of supplies for spinning and felting. They have a nice selection of Cascade Ultra Pima, an I bought 4 skeins of it. One of the owners was there, and he was nice and helpful.


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I wish I'd know about Urban Fauna when I was at the park Friday. I'd have made a point of visiting. Hopefully I'll get there soon. I loe the elegant grey shades of the Tundra, it will be a very pretty scarf.

soknitpicky said...

I'm anxious to see what you have in store for the Ultra Pima

betty said...

To Kitten - You probably went to HSB on Friday. I was there on Saturday afternoon and it was great!

To Soknitpicky -- I'm currently knitting the drape neck top (Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2011) with a different batch of Ultra pima that I bought some time ago.