This past weekend, hubby and I headed up to Salem, Massachusetts for a few days of much needed relaxation. This was our second trip to Salem – we love its quirky little shops, kitschy attractions and its pretty waterfront. It’s fun to just walk around and browse the shops, eat some yummy comfort food and drink pumpkin beer. This year, I was especially excited to stop into Seed Stitch Fine Yarn:
I am a regular reader of their blog, A Yarn Tale, so it was great to finally see the shop in person. It did not disappoint!
The best part was actually meeting the owner, Courtney, who was so sweet and let me take a few pictures. Courtney’s adorable daughter Mazie May was running about the shop – what a doll she is! I cannot say enough about how wonderful this shop is, and how friendly and helpful everyone was. I would move to New England and work there in a heartbeat. After more than a bit of browsing, I finally decided what would be coming home with me:
The shop had some Debbie Bliss’s washcloths knit up in this Glaciar Del Cielo cotton, so I picked two gorgeous, watery shades of blue. So soft!
They had a really nice selection of Spud & Chloe Yarn, so I chose two colors of Fine in the colors Popcorn and Cricket – these will be used to make some socks, when I finally get around to knitting a pair. (At least now I have some incentive!)
And you can’t possibly leave a yarn shop in Salem without buying some Glow in the Dark Yarn, can you? The kids are going to love this. I tried to take a picture of it in the dark for you:
It glows bright, flourescent green – how cool is that? I can’t wait to knit it into something fun for Halloween. In addition to the yarn, I also picked up a copy of Vogue Knitting Holiday 2009:
This issue has a lot of beautiful sweaters and a really cool “Alice in Wonderland” themed story called Through the Looking Glass. It is definitely worth checking out. I could have spent the whole day in Seed Stitch Fine Yarn, looking through all of their bins of beautiful yarn – if only I had an extra day! If you are ever in the Salem area, you absolutely must stop in and say hello. And in case you are too far away for a visit, here is a link to the shop.
Hope you all had a nice weekend! ~Jenny