When I started America’s Knitting, I wanted all the nations yarn shops all in one place online for everyone’s convenience. How boring, it wasn’t enough. I wanted to know all the yarn shops and talk about all the yarn shops. So I started doing spotlights on yarn shops every chance I got.
Of course I started local…ones I could get out to for a visit – take some pictures! Well, I live in Washington – NOW WHAT? Well, I went down to Oregon and visited some shops in Portland and did spotlights, and my girlfriend Dawn took a trip back home to Connecticut, and shared a visit to a yarn shop for me. Then I started getting contacted by yarn shops themselves and did a few yarn shops…Maine, California, Montana. Then some of my readers started traveling and sending me photos and a few lines and I posted those spotlights…Arizona, Alaska!
Well my girlfriend Libbie just relocated to Florida for her husbands work. She visited a yarn shop called Fiber Arts Fine Yarns in Odessa! I asked her if she could take some pictures for me…and she did. Here is what she had to say about the store:
The owner was there and was super friendly. They were showcasing customers finished projects. Good parking. A little coffee shop cafe in the same strip mall as well as a brew pub next door. (Darin appreciates that!). He was able to taste a few local brews and grab a growler while I bought some locally dyed yarn. That all being said, I haven’t been back. But, I haven’t really been knitting. In a rut.
Libbie needs to meet some knitters and join a knitting group! I always say, you’ll meet your best friend at the yarn shop. All that being said, Libbie & Darin are still getting settled in and are building a house. Libbie needs her knitting mojo back!! Thank you Libbie for taking the pictures and getting them to me. I hope you get back to knitting SOON~