Monday, January 31, 2011

Loop Yarn Shop

Remember how I told you here that Daniel and I visted a yarn shop while I was in Milwaukee?

I think it's a good thing that I didn't have very much time to shop or very much room in my suitcase...The shop was bright and cheery, with all of the yarn stacked on shelves by weight and color. 



Ah, so pretty! I love it when things are arranged by color! I actually bought some of the yarn in the picture below in light blue.


And the shop is right next to an Alterra coffee shop - what could be better?

(What could be better - or worse - is that I just discovered they will soon have an online shop!)


While there, I also bought some yarn to knit a scarf for Daniel. I think this is how the deal went down*:

Me: (while admiring a chunky cream scarf and some bulky weight yarn near it) This is really nice!
Daniel: It is. It looks really warm!
Me: I could make you one like it, but I don't have any needles big enough for this size yarn.
Daniel: I could make you some needles...
Me: Really?!? Ok. If you make me some knitting needles, I'll knit you a scarf.
Both: Deal!

Done.



Yep, Daniel made those for me. Isn't he the best?

The yarn is fifty percent wool and fifty percent alpaca and extrmely soft. I had so much fun using my new needles to make the scarf, and I can't wait to give it to him!

:)

*I just made up half of that conversation, but that's basically how it went.

17 comments:

Watkins35 said...

:D very cool yarn shop (I too have to be careful with my purse in them). And I LOVE your new needles (how fab that he made them for you) & fab coloured scarf x

cb said...

i love yarn shops! i can't help but touch every bundle! the colors are just so amazing too! ***aaww, i love color**

xo,
cb

Lisa said...

That's really impressive, they are really beautiful!

Mindy said...

How very fun!!!

Wow--hand made knitting needles, amazing!

Ok, this will go on my list of "visit this shop someday." ;-)

Adam and Wendy said...

That is AWESOME!!! The store AND your new needles AND the scarf for him. Yay!! :) Oh, AND that it's next to a coffee shop....AND that they're going online!!

I found some pretty yarns at the thrift store of all places Saturday. I bright yellow for 50cents, a good old basic white for 50cents, and a slightly shimmery tan/gold/beige something going on for 25cents! (And it was the prettiest in my opinion! :) )

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I looove all of those colors lined up! So pretty. :)

Sarah B. said...

That yarn display looks lovely! And yay for Daniel for being so supporting of your knitting ;)

Erin said...

Yarn and anything that is arranged by color is sooo pretty to look at.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

He made you knitting needles? Thats really cool!

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blue moss said...

love the colors and the fibers! so pretty!
and...how great that he made you those needles. I love them

hope you are well
michelle

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely. x hivennn p.s enter my double vintage camera giveaway?

Michelle said...

Oh, cool! :) I *love* the colors of yarns hops! Eeek! And what cool handmade needles! I may now have to enlist my hubby to make me some, too! lol.

gina luv said...

oh the yarn all lined up is so inspirational and heart warming. i love all those colors and my mind is turning thinking of all the things I could do with ALL that YARN! WOWZA:)

I love the story of Daniel. He is cute and sounds like a good guy:)
gina

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Allison Kaye said...

Wow, I definitely need to road trip to this yarn shop!
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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i would love to visit that yarn shop! i dont know how to knit or anything with yarn but i loooove all those colors!!!

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

That is so baller!! He makes knitting needles... that's a pretty sweet skill! :]