Tuesday, May 27, 2008
First stop was to Gail K. Fabrics as Adrienne loves to sew as well
I was game for it as I knew fiber was up next! :o) Haha!
When you walk in the store you see thisfabric e.v.e.r.y.where!!! Even I was like WOW!
Stacks and rolls of them! That last pic is of a mini pathway that you walk thru! Ha! It is very overwhelming!
You could spend hours and hours and hours in there!
Adrienne was pretty much in fabric heaven! Can you tell? LOL!!
I went to ask for buttons and was directed to these!OMGoodness! Little AJ is my comparison model so you can see how many we are talking here!!
This is the section that mesmerized me while there!!
And still MORE buttons!!
I definitely will be back with 'a serious button plan' for my knitting!! ;oD Because I was not ready for all of that!! Haha!
I was also on a light hunt for belt buckles for a future fall/winter bucket hat that I already have the Noro yarn (which I have yet to blog about). The above right picture shows some of their bling bling buckles!
When I asked for more wooden/plain buckles that I didn't see, the person who helped me started pulling out boxes and boxes of them!!
If you don't see something in the store just ask because they probably have it!!
I got these two for 10% off :o)
I will more than likely use the black one, but liked the brown one so I just got both. Too bad that pretty swirl on the black one will eventually get covered up by my knitting.
Next stop was to the well known Knitch yarn shop! I had been hearing about this place forever! (It was well worth the wait!)
If you are not looking you just might miss this treasure in Virginia Highland.
It sits right next to Ten Thousand Villages, which was our landmark to spot Knitch on the street.
Here is the view of the shop from the back parking lot, which is where you enter.
Once you go thru the white picket fence (cute!), you are greeted by
Neat huh? :o)
And when you walk into the shop
It is sensory overload!!Yarn greets you right away! :o)
I actually got to meet the owner Kim, who was very nice and very helpful!
She is so creative with her needles on the pulse of the knitting community, and it shows in her shop with great ideas! **Did you check out that yarn wall behind us!!!**
While I was browsing the yarn on the lower level (yes there are two floors!) I observed and was listening to a class going on for beginners and the instructor was super patient with them! I was impressed.
We ventured upstairs where I knew I would get into some trouble ;o)
There was a quite group just sittin' & knittn' and a loft area where you could lounge and knit there too!Not to mention a fully serviced kitchen area for dyeing yarns! And other neat fiber for spinning!
But the table I knew I would not be able to walk away from and mess up my yarn fast ;op was the Habu!
I have been wanting to try this yarn for awhile now. And since the weather is warm and I want to knit with lighter yarns it is time! Kim gave us great suggestions on what projects we could start out with in Habu.
There also was this gorgeous Hand Maiden yarn too!Which is now on my wishlist! ;oD
When we got ready to check out (luv that chalkboard with great info!)
I met Karen who had some awesome h.enna art on her fingersHad to get a snap of that!! She was delightful to talk with and we have "friended" each other already! ;op
Here is the little bit of trouble I got into
And a closer look at my Habu which will become the Kusha Kusha scarf.Kim happily hand wrote a variation of the pattern for us! But I later remembered when I got home the link where the pattern is for free!
She was even more helpful in telling us where to enjoy a good lunch ($5 off)! Right behind the shop and just a few stores over
Atkins Park Tavern is the oldest restaurant in Atlanta (as we were told by the waiter).
The kids cracked me up during lunch! :oD
Y'all know I love some food shots, but all of mine came out dark :o(
You can check it out on Adrienne's post though! She had the slammin' shrimp & grits and quickly made me regret my chicken nacho selection! Haha!
But you best believe I will be trying their Fried Chicken Biscuits next time!
We did get to talk to my BeFF Patrice over the phone willing her presence there! :o)
Heeeeey Pattycake! :o)
Our last stop was to Why Knot Knit shop in Buckhead
Which used to be a house and so it has many rooms in itThat reminded me of being in a department store!They had lots of Manos yarn walls and bowls of it! And some nice Mano cotton too!And this very unique piece that I meant to inquire about, but forgot ;op
I was good and didn't get swayed with anymore fiber.
But I am sure if someone told me what I could knit up with that Manos Cotton it would have been in a bag! ;op Haha!
We really had a great fabric & fiber excursion!!
I will be back again to Atlanta, as I was also there visiting my family and friends.
There are a ton more shops to visit there, so a HOTlanta Yarnsploration #2 will definitely be planned soon!!