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The Local Yarn Shop meets the Mall

Today was a day I will never forget! One of my fave local yarn shops, Rumplestiltskin Yarns opened up a kiosk in the mall! Thats right the mall! This is their third location!!! Amazing! Pretty much I can get my hands on yarn in all my favorite places…. The village of stony brook, Sayville and now the mall!

They coupled yarn with patterns in kit form that are super fashionable and shopper friendly! The color choices and pairings were like fine wine and cheese! My fave parts were the notions because I love notions and never am able to find my needles. They stock a full line of the Brittany hardwood needles and shawl pins as well as a selection of circular knitting needles. My choice of the day was a cute yarn bag perfect to put a project in to protect your yarn from rolling around everywhere when you knit. ( this is especially important when you knit in public… Which I do quite often)

In short, it’s a success!! I can’t wait to see how many people decide to pick up some needles just bc of the kiosk!
(I wonder if they will hire people with fancy accents that say you must try it like the nail and hand lotion kiosk in the mall… Jk but a cool idea to have people just try it!)

Love to here what you think about the kiosk or about the idea in general.

You know the deal… 5 comments free pattern posted!!!

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My Knitting Life List- A review of an Amazing book- The Knitters Life List by Gwen W. Steege

So what relaxes you at the end of a stressful seemingly productively unproductive day… Knitting of course I know but what else… Reading about knitting you got it!

I just returned home and I wanted to sleep bc I was exhausted yet I was wound because of an earlier conversation about politics which I normally enjoy but bc I was tired and exhausted I did not have the usual mental fortitude to make my case. So after a short jaunt on google about topics discussed I found myself cleaning a task I don’t normally like to do but bc I was too wound to go to I was awaiting my daughters laundry to be ready to be switched I was cleaning fervently.

I just got a new desk so I was so excited when I realized where I wanted my knitting books I started to search for them and out of the woodworks came “The Knitters Life List” by Gwen Steege which by the way also has a great book about knitted stockings.

I fervently flipped through the book as I was getting reacquainted with an old friend. I was in search of more things to mark off as well because of my recent trip to Vogue Knitting Live in January! So I looked through the chapters and the life lists and was able to add things I wanted to learn as well as check off some personalities I had met! I had met Vicki Howell and Debbie Stoller check!!!! They are both lovely btw and in the pics through our the book I happened to recognize that there was a picture from the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival and even better cheesy I know but I recognized the Green Mountain Spinnery booth! The funniest part is that I looked more closely to see if I knew anyone in the pic as I love their yarn and have talked shop with them at length I realized that both Maureen and Margaret were in the picture in the book as well! It’s a super small wooly world out there!!!

Thanks everyone for reading!!!! That blog was amazingly calming to write… Maybe next time I will finish my review! Lol!

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