A Yarn Bender

I went on a yarn bender.  I don’t really have a reason and I certainly don’t have a defense.  I did however, find a really neat little yarn store in Stillwater, MN.  It’s called

Darn.Knit {Anyway}

and it’s wonderful.  They have spinning fiber, crafty items being sold on consignment and lots of yarn.  Yarn that I’ve only ever coveted online.  I love being able to see the yarn and touch the yarn in person that I’ve heard other people raving about.  I’m not sure that I can describe the vibe that Darn. Knit. {Anyway} has.  It’s part funky cool big city yarn store and part something else.  There’s a large room off to one side with a long table and chairs, obviously the classroom portion of the store.  I’d say on first glance it’s not really one of those stores that I would go into just to hang out and knit, except there is a perfect little nook upstairs near the books and notions that has a couch and a couple of chairs.  A window overlooks the St. Croix River and the paddleboat docked nearby.  It’s pretty cool. 

Malabrigo Sock Yarn in Caribeno.  I heart all things Malabrigo and I’ve wanted their sock yarn for as long as it’s been out.  Which admittedly, is only about a year.  It’s 440 yds of lovely soft socky goodness. 

Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Olivia.  This tonal green yarn is exactly my husband’s colors.  All 396 yds might just make him a fine pair of socks. 

More Madelinetosh.  This time it’s Tosh Worsted in Citrus and Fjord.  I bought these with the intention of making little sleeveless tops for my daughters.   I happen to know a certain 4 year old who loves orange.  Now that I’ve seen Madelinetosh in person, I understand why people like it so much.  It’s a superwash merino in gorgeous vibrant colors.  It strikes me as a workhorse yarn that’s lovely to work with.  I’ll let you know for sure what I think when I’m ready to work with it.  Right now I’m still debating patterns. 

3 thoughts on “A Yarn Bender”

  1. All these pretties almost make me want to learn how to knit! Good thing I have such a great big sister who is generous with her knitting!!!

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  2. Cheating again I see! hahaha. Why can’t you just click on the link for your blogs on the home page and go straight to the blog instead of a link to a link?

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  3. Yum! New Yarn!! Of course, a few balls of yarn doesn’t strike me as much of a bender. You should see the damage *I’ve* done in one day! Shhh…. don’t tell R 😉

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