What is it about the yarn shop that makes you feel all warm & cozy inside?  Hmm…maybe the fact that you can use the yarns to make something (a sweater, an afghan) to keep you warm and cozy?  I don’t know.  But, what I do know is that I love my little trips to yarn boutiques.  You probably know exactly the type of yarn shop I’m talking about and if you’re lucky, you have a great one in your hometown.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you just don’t know what you’re missing!  Quick, schedule a trip to visit one now!

For me, a trip to the yarn store is a way to escape the craziness of my home.  My self-imposed craziness, that is.  I’ve spent the last week or so working on clearing the clutter I’ve created through my insatiable lust for craft supplies and my ability to fall head over heels in love with every craft I meet (thus, warranting additional trips to buy new craft supplies).  Yes, by going to the yarn store, I take a breath and ooh and aah over the yummy cashmerinos and alpacas the yarn shop has to offer, gently touching each ball of color that catches my eye. 

Here’s a fun yarn shop I like to frequent – it’s called Charlotte Yarn


This is the main room where they keep a lot of their alpaca yarns, chunky malabrigo (sp?) and lots of their new goodies, fresh off the delivery truck.


Doesn’t seeing all these yarns make you want to get your needles and hooks out?


This is the "baby room."  Not really, but that’s what I call it b/c they keep all the yarns for their baby items in here, along with some other fun wool and cotton yarns.


And, then we have the back room, where you can see many of the samples they have out.  Patterns are available for each item hanging, so they’re great inspirations you can actually make, should you be interested.  There are samples hanging in every room, along every wall, but this room is my fave because there are several comfy seats back here so you can catch up with the girls and knit and crochet to your heart’s content.


The back room is also where they keep all the delicious Debbie Bliss cashmerino and CashSoft yarns…mmmm.  I still don’t have any cashmerino, but I’m seeing some in my future soon!

Do you have a yarn shop like this near you?  Where’s your favorite yarn shop?