Sunday, February 24, 2008

Did I mention....

...that there's a new yarn shop in downtown Iowa City? It's called Home Ec Workshop (website not up yet), and carries yarn and fabric, and also serves coffee, muffins, cookies, and other yummies. It's got a nice little sitting area as well as a classroom equipped with sewing machines. I was there last Saturday morning, and although their target audience is definitely college students (downtown Iowa City is right next to campus), I felt very welcome there. I'll definitely be back!

They carry a nice selection of yarn, including some not carried by the other two LYSes in town. I was thrilled to see a variety Lorna's Laces -- not just Shepherd Sock, although that is what I bought. Oh, and a couple skeins of Malabrigo Worsted.

Malabrigo and Lorna's Laces

That's 2 skeins of LLSS in Douglas Fir and 2 skeins of Malabrigo Kettled-Dyed Worsted in Cactus Flower.

Speaking of yarn, I finally got the extra skein of RPM Pink Lamb's Pride yesterday, and finished the second Very Cabley Mitten. They're going for a little Soak right now -- pictures to come.

And finally -- Sissy, be watching your mail!

7 comments:

Chris said...

Yay for new yarn stores!!! :) Mmmmmalabrigo...

Linda the Sister said...

OH YAY!!! Thank you! You're the best sister EVER.

Also, the new yarn store sounds great!

Steven said...

To paraphrase Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer blondes"..."I LOVE finding new places to buy yarn!"

(Replace the words "buy yarn" with "wear diamonds" to get the original line!)

Chelsea said...

Ack! Did you have to mention the Malabrigo?!?!?!

twig said...

It's always nice to have a new place to shop!

Bezzie said...

Dude, I'm digging the name! And I've never really liked pink before, but that mala might have me eat my words!

Michelle said...

I gasped out loud when I saw the yarn! Gorgeous!!