Rays of light from heaven? COULD BE.
A trip to WEBS Yarn Store that is.
AKA America's Yarn Store
AKA the biggest yarn store you're ever likely to see in your lifetime.
The place is legen........dary amongst knitters. For real.
They even own the yarn.com domain. (How early did you have to get in on the internet craze to grab THAT?!?) I've always meant to go there but it's in a part of Massachusetts I don't go to very often and over an hour away so it never happened until recently when we were in the area for something else.
This is about one third of the regular shop area.
And the verdict? It really is legendary. lol
From the size, from the sheer amount of employees buzz buzz buzzing around filling web orders..........the size.
It was so busy I didn't feel comfortable taking a picture inside the regular part of the store because there was no way to snap a pic without, literally, getting 6-7 strangers in the pic as well. I wasn't comfortable with that (knowing I was probably going to post it online) so I snagged this one off the web instead. There is so much yarn in the front room it's staggering. And overwhelming. I really think they might sell yarn from EVERY SINGLE KIND of premium/artisan seller out there. It's sheer crazytown makings. And that's before you get to the BACK OF THE STORE, which is.............
....A HUGE FREAKING WAREHOUSE.
With shopping carts. 0_o
Totally, totally BANANAS. It's enough to give you the vapors.
And you'll be totally shocked to learn that I only purchased this little purple knitting bag and one pattern booklet.
Well, that plus the yarn stuffed inside the bag. *ahem*
These are destined for socks for my mother though...
...because she loves purple (as do I) and it's hard to find purple sock yarn WITHOUT it being paired with blue. Always, always with the blue! I get the whole blue-violet thing but how about some purple yarn that's just.....*gasp*.......PURPLE? At least one of these fits that, and the other is, thankfully, devoid of blue for a change so clearly I had to buy them. :)
The other yarn is just a little something for a little scarf...moving along......nothing to see here..
It was fun trip but I don't think I will be going back for a long time. It's waaaaaaay too
Oh boy. I found these pics on my computer this week - already 'shopped and ready to post. They are from a couple days before Irene hit and we had no power, etc. and I TOTALLY forgot I had them and a whole post in mind for them. So this is a MUCH delayed post but I went through all that work with the pictures so...................ENJOY! :)