I just love how things go sometimes. The knitting community is so accepting, fearless, and sociable. As many of you may know, in addition to this great website that has all the yarn shops in the country at your fingertips, we also have a facebook page, and a Ravelry group. Two ladies that are members of our Ravelry group, met up in California during the month of February. Anyway, here’s how it went.
Every year, Stitches is held in various parts of the country. Stitches is a huge knitting event full of classes and a vendor market. We have one here on the west coast, and someday, I will attend. In the mean while, Yvonne, a regular contributor attended this years event, and here is what she has to share with us!
FAMOUS last words!
My friend Ann was visiting her daughter Molly in San Francisco, California. Molly is a traveling nurse. I had never heard of this before, but it’s a thing. And why not….Molly’s young, not married, no kids. These are the times of her life, and she finds herself in San Francisco, California. So of course Mom has to go visit and check up on the daughter. San Francisco is a fun town with awesome weather. Lot’s a great restaurants, good chefs, and hello…the wharf!
So, being the enabler that I am, I told her to go to America’s Knitting to see where the nearest yarn shop was. Ann says, “I’m not going to any yarn shops, and I’m not buying any yarn!” I’m thinking (okay)! So, she checks in at the airport, she’s posting pictures daily on social media, and texting kind lovely words about Molly, and pics of her walks and shopping. Then….BOOM, she’s at ImagiKnit!
Turns out, Molly has a friend that’s a knitter, and knowing that Molly’s Mom knits, she tells Molly that her Mom has to go to ImagiKnit because it’s the best yarn shop. So, they get address and directions from America’s Knitting and voila they are visiting a yarn shop.
Ann told me that the shop was very interesting, and that they had a lot of yarn. The folks that worked there were very nice and greeted her when she arrived. She looked about, and took some pictures for me. San Francisco has some very old buildings chock full of charm and that is how I would describe this store. If you click on the photos you can see larger photos, better able to catch details. The store was busy with shoppers. Ann noticed brands such as Madeline Tosh, Malabrigo, and Cascade. She thought the store was unique, but she didn’t make a purchase. It’s ok to look, seek inspiration, or just be in the company of fiber. I really appreciate the pictures, because I don’t know when I will get there, but I love yarn shops and hearing all about them. Thank you Ann for sharing, and thinking of America’s Knitting with your pictures, they are great!