One good thing about holiday traveling, besides getting to hang out with friends and family, is getting to visit the shops, boutiques, restaurants, and other fun places you wouldn't normally be able to see on a regular work-week.  I've been on a bit of a roll hitting up new yarn stores.  Last time, I visited Yarns, Etc. in Chapel Hill, this time, I visited The Needletree in Greenville, SC.

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I talked my sister into going to the yarn shop with me and we were both greeted with a happy yellow cottage and a friendly face in the window – see the "puppy"?

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My favorite part of the shop was the cozy little fireplace.  I think I'll bring a WIP with me next time I visit so I can warm up while I work.

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Of course, they had a great selection of yarns, too.  I didn't do much browsing as I was on a mission to find a specific color/type of yarn, which the nice shop owner helped me with.  My sister searched for a nice crochet hat pattern and some yarn to use for the project.  Oh and do you see that bin in the bottom left of the above photo?

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Here's a closer look.  Isn't it hilarious?  I didn't browse in there, but overhead a man who reached in and found a luscious brown ball of yarn he was warming up to…till he found out it was $95 (it was made from bison or something).

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Oh, and here's the friendly "puppy" who greeted us from the door.  I put "puppy" in quotes because the "puppy" was a whopping 65 lbs!  You'd never think (at least I didn't) that this "dog" was really only about eight months old!

Anywho, I'm hoping to hit up Greenville again before the year ends and when I do, I'll be showing up to this yarn shop with WIP in hand (and probably a coffee), ready to snuggle up next to the fireplace.  Doesn't that sound like a lovely way to spend a winter afternoon?