Friday, June 17, 2011

All It Took was the Lure of a Yarn Shop

I moved to Efland about 3 years ago and checking out (as in walking around) original downtown Mebane was on my do to list, but it just never happened. However while at Carolina Fiber Fest in May, someone told me that a yarn shop was opening up in Mebane. Ah the lure of yarn - soft, cushy bulky yarn, in particular and I was finally motivated enough to take the time to explore. The yarn shop is called The Twisted Knitter; it it spacious, nicely arranged and has a very good selection of yarns. The owner Kim Pate, is gracious and helpful and regular return visits are
definitely in my future. Old downtown Mebane has a nice variety of shops and some interesting eateries; it was so pleasant to go into shops and be greeted with a friendly smile and a hello.

The yarn in the accompanying in picture (a bulky superwash 100% wool) is actually going to turn into a hooded scarf for me for next winter, although I had originally thought in terms of a hat. On the way home, it occurred to me that it is possible to knit a hooded scarf as a series of connected rectangles. While it is going to take some finagling, if I start now it may be done in time for next winter.