The first place we hit was In Stitches & The Threaded Needle in Weston. A lovely little shop with lots of gorgeous yarn and canvasses for needlepoint (some day I'd like to learn needlepoint; there was an awesome Chinese dragon canvass, for only $950!). I did something I've never done before: I bought a kit for making a cowl. By buying the kit, I saved about $100 on yarn, since I only needed a half skein of each colour. And there are 10 colours to knit with this cowl.
Juniper Moon Farm, Moonshine is 40% wool, 40% alpaca, and 20% silk. This colour is Forest.
Our next stop was The Iron Horse, in Natick. Our intrepid driver, Hugh, got the Doris Day spot, right in front of the door!
Hugh's Landrover, parked right in front of the Iron Horse.
We got there, but the Closed sign was on the door. We decided to go across the street for some grub, but while admiring all the pretty stuff in the window, the owner flipped the sign and opened the store for us. What a lovely store! I only wish I'd found it sooner! The owner, Deborah, owns a farm with alpacas, sheep, two kinds of fibre goats, and bunnies. She puts out her own Brand of hand dyed yarn, from her own beasties. I will definitely be returning to this place! Oh, and this afternoon, while thinking about this blog post, I got a call that I'd won one of the door prizes, which turns out to be a sweater's worth of Lamb's Pride yarn! Hugh said he'll fetch it for me and bring it to knit night on Friday.
Malabrigo are either for me or for my friends Maddy and Gracie, a couple of sisters of my acquaintance who are wonderful and who know how to take care of knitted things.
After the Iron Horse, we had some lunch, and I cannot for the life of me remember the order in which we visited various yarn stores (I suppose I could check the time stamps on all the receipts. . .). So because I have already taken pictures of it, I'll go next to Island Yarn Company. Small store which packs a huge wallop! Another store I'd never visited before, and plan to visit again. They have their own line of yarns, and of course I bought some!
This is one of their own yarns, the colours really appeal to me!
There were more yarn stores and more skeins of yarn. I'll post more about the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl later, in parts the third and maybe the fourth!