Sunday, June 08, 2008

Vacation Part 1 - Cottage Yarn

Vacation installment part one... my yarn shop discovery!

I found an amazing, welcoming, wonderful shop in Mint Hill, NC ...
Cottage Yarn! We ran over there the first night we were in town, since the shop was open until 8pm on Tuesdays (I discovered it was their knitting group night) and what else were we going to do? This is how I started my vacation off...

CottageYarnsstuff

We drove in a nasty thunderstorm and missed the entrance the first time by and had to turn around... but of course it was all worth it. The staff and ladies knitting at the shop were extremely friendly and welcoming and we all talked about racing, Charlotte and New Hamsphire... in fact, one of the ladies is thinking about moving to NH in a couple of years!

CottageYarn_sign CottageYarnB

I was thrilled to not only find such a friendly yarn shop, but some unique items as well, especially their very own Cottage Creations line of gorgeous handdyed yarns. I had all I could do to only buy 3 skeins...

Raw Silk, in the Blue Ridge Parkway colorway (100% raw silk, 400 yards)... {you can click on the photos to enlarge the beauty}

CC_rawsilk

Silk/Wool Bulky, in the Tuscan

Hillside colorway (silk/wool, 246 yards)...

cc_silkwoolbulky

Sock Yarn, in the Wine Country

colorway (85% wool, 15% mohair, 246 yards)...

CC_sockyarn

Other than the sock yarn, I'm not sure what projects these are destined for yet... feel free to make suggestions!

The shop itself is set inside a comfy, old house and each room has a theme (sock yarns, baby yarns, cottons, etc), including the "Sale Porch" where I found this yarn I had never seen before...

Maggi's Multi Linen in a green/khaki/orange colorway (52% cotton, 48% linen, 126 each ball - I got 3 balls) I'm not quite sure what its destined for yet, so if you have a suggestion...

MaggiesMultiLinen

I also purchased the most beautiful handmade copper button and a shawl pin (you can see both in the group photo at top - click to enlarge). The button was simply stunning, one of those things you just knew you couldn't leave the shop without. It might be destined for a felted bag or some other item that needs a focal point....

Again, I can't say it enough... this is a wonderful shop! If you're in the area, be sure to stop by! I will be back next May, with my frequent shopper card in hand (I already filled up more than 1/2 of it!).

CottageYarn

While I was away, my Mom made this bag holder for me (since I don't crochet, I get to ask her to make things for me!)...

BagforBags

I picked out the colors (changed from the original pattern, which I believe was from Bernat) and just love it. Its so much prettier in my kitchen than the fabric lighthouse one we had... Thanks Mom!

Quick update... they found a bit of cancer on one of my Dad's tonsils and believe that may be where it started. He will have surgery to remove the tonsil this week and then they will begin a treatment plan for the cancer in his neck.....

I'm still working on getting vacation photos downloaded... more to come later, as well as a recap of the Granite State Knit In from yesterday (and more stash enhancement!).

10 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Looks like a great find! It reminds me of Cast On Cottage that Anne took me to in Georgia. :-)

Milly said...

wonderful find with the yarn shop!
so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope all goes well with the surgery and the girls here are sending healing drool his way!

Emily said...

Great discovery!

AllyB said...

I'm sending get well vibes for your Dad, hope all goes well. That's some pretty yarn! I especially like the Wine Country sock yarn, hehehe.

Channon said...

What a great shop, and a great start to the vacation.

Glad to hear they think they've found the culprit with your father. Keep me posted...

Dianne said...

Hope everything goes well with your dad's surgery. Looks like you found some super yarns & stuff at that shop!

ponyknit said...

Awesome purchases!
I hope your dad's surgery goes well. My dad had a lung biopsy last summer I know how stressful it can be.

Alana - Knit Wit said...

Wow, that's a great bunch of goodies! What fun you will have:o)

Anita said...

I hope your Dad is ok & they get all of the cancer....

That bag your Mom made is gorgeous! And just look at all the goodies you have acquired lately!! Goodness, lucky girl! :)

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Love the loot you got and the pictures are terrific love the bag your mom crochet you so pretty sending healing vibes your dad's way.Hugs Darcy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...