Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fiber Shop Hop

This morning, I drove to Wright Patt AFB to pick up Amy. She ditched her hubby and his friend to tour the museum and we hopped to some shops around Dayton. We stopped at one store first, but they didn't open until 1 - the only store that I didn't call to verify their hours. :( So we hopped to the next store.

The Busy Beaver Arts & Crafts store in Beavercreek. It was interesting. There were items from every craft that you can imagine. We had fun perusing the aisles looking for anything. If you are looking for general craft items, this might be the place for you, but it's not a great yarn store. We did find some Cherry Tree Hill yarn and I picked up this Cherry hank. It is gorgeous!

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Our next stop was Yarn & Needle in Centerville. This was a very cute shop! Light and airy and well organized, I thought. I loved the second yarns shown - green and brown variegated. And since I wear lots of greens, I thought this would be perfect for me! It's very soft!

After Yarn & Needle, we went to Yarnique in Fairborn. This was a great shop!! A table of clearance yarn and very reasonably priced needles! I got 3 sets of circular needles to use to make 2 socks at once and they were cheaper than the other sets I have picked up. The yarn I got was TOFUtsies in yellow/butter and Claudia in Earth Dot.

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Amy had started not feeling well so I took her back to the museum so that she could rest in the car and wait on her hubby and friend. I hope that she is feeling better!! We got a picture of us together, but we couldn't find anyone without screaming kids so we did a couple of do it yourselves!

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And Amy brought me a couple of balls of sock yarn for driving up to meet her and driving her around. How sweet!!! I would've done it anyway just to see the shops in Dayton!!

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After I dropped Amy off, I figured that I should stop at Yarns and Fabrications just to see what they have. Since I realized last night that I was low on pink and purple sock yarns, I just couldn't pass up this malabrigo in Violeta Africana. So soft!!

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I'm happy to know that there are some other yarn shops around that I can go to when I might need to. :)

I also stopped on my way home to exchange my cable modem that stopped working again. The last modem lasted almost 4 years. This one only lasted since August. I hope that this one has a better track record!! Now, I have to empty my saved DVR shows so that I can replace that, too. UGH!! Technology!

Maxie says...

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5 comments:

Regina said...

Time for a Maxie sized sweater???
LOVE the colors!

Michelle said...

Oh, it looks like you had fun! Me too!

Jennifer said...

What a great shop hop! Glad you found some treasures, and I agree with Regina - I think it is time for a Maxie sized sweater!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Look at all that yarn that came home with you...and I didn't even make you buy anything. lol

Gotta love my wind-blown look. :0(

It was great getting together....we'll have to see if we can do it again next year.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

What great fibers.. smile.. We missed a bunch of our shows because the TV was unplugged for the move and they missed us on Saterday. They said that they couldn't find the new house.. duh.