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rebuilding the stash

28 December 2007 2,084 views 11 Comments

I have made a pilgrimage for my craft and it was good.

Yesterday, Maryse and I bundled into the car, braved sleet and snow and drove a couple hours out to Northampton to Webs. Oh lordy, it was just as I’d imagined. The shop itself was great, everything you could want that had to do with knitting. Bags, needles, DVDs, weird notions you’ve never seen before, and a tonne of staff on the floor ready and able to help should you have a question. This week they’re having a Boxing Week sale (they call it something else. To me, it’s Boxing Week) and I scored some good deals on some new yarn.

The main part of the shop is fantastic but I think that if you time it right by the season, the magic happens in the warehouse in back. It’s like the Costco for yarn back there. You’re never sure quite what’s in stock but when you find something, grab it. Who knows if it will still be there when you return. I didn’t pull the trigger on anything in the warehouse this time, but I’m going to troll through again next time. I *knew* I should have nabbed that green Kathmandu Aran bag when I saw it.

Added to the stash:

  • Noro sock
  • Shibui merino sock
  • Happy Feet sock
  • Cascade 220 Paints
  • Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran for the CPH. I’m comin’ for ya Meg.


  • Lolly said:

    You are settling into the new home quite nicely :)
    hehe – a yarn pilgramage. I like that idea!

  • Julie said:

    Ooooh! I’ve been hearing about that new Noro Sock yarn. Can’t wait to hear how it is knit up!

  • elisa said:

    Sigh…This post makes me homesick for Boston.
    The warehouse, she is amazing, no?

  • Crystal said:

    Oooooo, noro sock! Congrats on your purchases, doesn’t it feel good to buy? You got a bunch of yummy stuff there.

  • meg said:

    Yay and not so much! I am so picking it up this weekend and starting on that seaming. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.
    And so jealous you got to go to Webs. What a dream. I would have gone nuts in there.
    You must tell me what you think of the Noro sock. I have a fear of it being so itchy but I love it and want to try.

  • Danielle said:

    Webs is my MIL’s LYS. She’s the one who taught me to knit. Thus, Webs was the first yarn store I ever visited. Kind of spoiled me for all the rest!

  • Elinor said:

    Your Twist is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love how it turned out! And yeah, let’s just say it’s a good thing that I don’t live ANYWHERE near WEBS. My little brother goes to UMass though and I’m always thinking about how I could visit him and go yarn shopping too…

  • alice said:

    isn’t that place delish? the first time i went in there, i thought my heart was going to explode (or my walet implode, whichever came first). boy howdy i love it :) and the people are the bestest ever!! i called them like 4 times the first time i was TRYING to get there (and got pathetically lost) and they talked me through it, then made me tea when i got there to congradulate me on making it!

  • Li_B said:

    Missed WEBS by 30 miles this summer :-(

  • Ellen said:

    I’m a little late in seeing this post, but I had to laugh. The ‘produce’ scale is hilarious and very appropriate.

  • Anonymous said:

    I am so jealous I can’t stand it.

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