Friday, November 18, 2011

The Knitting Room

I worked at The Knitting Room in San Jose when I stayed home with Henry way back. The owners Mary Ann and Ed both had retired from high tech, so they were my mentors and role models in knitting, fiber arts, and life. This week is their 20 years anniversary as owners of the shop and they put up a big sale, everything in the shop was 20% off. I was very happy to have a chance to visit and catch up with Mary Ann.

Cascade 220

Manos de Uruguay lace

Yarn bowls

Finally have a picture with Mary Ann!

I had a hard time choosing what to buy as always. I had never seen this Plymouth Mushishi before, it's 95% wool, 5% silk, 491 yards, enough to make a little wrap. The yarn feels warm and lofty, and the silk gives it a nice texture.

Loot: Plymouth Yarn Mushishi
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WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I love the colors of all those yarns. One day I would love to work in a yarn shop...or my own shop but a yarn shop would be heavenly.

Melissa Plank said...

What a wonderful day, I love going on fiber adventures and it was especially nice that you were able to reconnect with old friends too! Thanks for the tip on the yarn, it looks like I might need to pick up some of that.

Voie de Vie said...

Even though I haven't worked with it yet, I've eyed (and pawed) that Plymouth Mushishi for quite a while. Very jealous of your acquisition ... but glad you now have some to enjoy. :)

It also looks like it was a fun outing - excellent!

Kathryn Ray said...

What a fun day! Looking forward to what your new yarn becomes. :-)

Dutch Hollow said...

great colors in your yarn!

Spinster Beth said...

I love Cascade ... it's just about my favorite. And I have a skein of Manos del Uruguay. I MUST get one of those bowls!

Heather Woollove said...

How nice that you made a visit to help your friends celebrate 20 years in the 'yarn business'!
The Plymouth Mushishi looks beautiful!!

AllyB said...

That purple Manos made me drool a little. Their colors are always so nice. I'm happy that you had a chance to catch up with old friends, we should all do it more. Give that Rascal some scritches and sniffs from me and LittleDog.

Andria said...

Lovely lovely yarn. I think working in a yarn shop would be heaven, but I would spend as much as I earned. Glad you had a nice time.