8.01.2008

Local Yarn Shopping

So Lorelai and I ventured out to our new yarn shop -
The Yarn Basket, 288 East Main St. Branford, CT 203-208-3288 (no website yet)

I was given quite a warm welcome and shown around - it's a great space, bright and open. Yarns are arranged by weight. They carry Sirdar, Berocco, Brown Sheep, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Plymouth, Encore, ella rae. I did support the local business and bought some berocco inca gold and noro silk garden (projects to be determined). They do have a "yarn club" card - spend $200 and get $20 off your next purchase. Very friendly. They also have needles and patterns. They were stocking the shelves still and more is on the way!

We also went to Madison Wool - love that shop! She had cascade 220 on sale for $5 - thought about picking up more for a sweater or vest, but it was too hot for wool. So I picked up some Cascade cotton - a hat or vest for Lorelai maybe....

How did it get to be August already??

6 comments:

KnelleyBelley said...

Thanks for the info. I need to take a field trip.

Firemanshunny said...

A new yarn shop you say??? hmmmmmmmmm......

Ibunnysavetroy said...

hmm, the state does seem to be growing...i'd love to go down to madison and get some yarn for a sweater for my mom, but the 4.00 gas really does put a damper on that, huh?
thanks for the info about the new shop!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Cascade 220. I live a few towns away from Madison and will head over there to see what's what. Have you ever visited Yarns Down Under in Deep River?

cici said...

It sounds like you had a ball. I love yarn crawls. To bad CT is a bit far for me to travel. But if ever I am in the area I will be sure to check Yarn Basket and Madison Wool out. :D

Firefly Nights said...

Not only do I wonder how it got to be August so soon, but I'm trying to figure out how we've already been through a week of the month.

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