OK, maybe I am naive or simply just used to the yarn blackhole that is SoFla, but OMG to the Minneapolis yarn scene. Emily3Cat and I met up on Friday afternoon for a little elannite yarn crawl. Before the yarn scoop, I must say that E3C is the 10th elannite I`ve met this year. She`s smart, funny, and a looker. She was an excellent companion for such a serious (hardly) undertaking. I am so fortunate that she was willing to drive a couple hours to where I was.
OK, the stringy details. We hit 2 places. The only word that comes to mind is, WOW. E3C went to more places than I did on Saturday while I flew home, so she`ll have to chime in when she gets a chance. First of all, there is no lack of choice in your yarn stores. I imagine you could stay in the Twins Cities for a week and not get to all the places you`d want to. We picked ones that looked interesting and had later hours.
First was Crafty Planet, which was yarns, vintage fabrics, and other stitchy things. Completely awesome. It definitely lived up to expectations. I cannot reveal all that I bought there until all gifts have been gifted. Let`s just say, I have an irreverent sense of humor sometimes and that store gleefully nutured it. <grin>
We headed to Depth of Field, near Crafty Planet. If there is a heaven and I get accepted, I would like for it to be Depth of Field (with an ajoining room of video games for DH). Selection, value, and atmosphere, the trivecta. Lisa W and other reviews said it was a must. I`m right there with them. I left there with 2 skeins of a variagated yarn destine to become a capelet, pattern by the store`s owner. It was awesome.
Um, totally needs to be added to the list of yarny 7th wonders of the world. I`m up for going anytime. I know my way around now.
I also wanted to say that all the projects that I`m now catching up on are wonderful. It seems like the quality and the quantity of projects here improve every month.
Now that I am back to reality, I need to mind dinner and get to that capelet.