The third Saturday of each month, K4BN have a Knit and Natter at one of the nicest wool shops around, 'Yarn Over'. Originally the business was known as 'American Yarns' but now the selection is more diverse with the most beautiful yarns from all around the world. The business is owned by Gabrielle and as it's a 'small world', I went to high school with Gaby's mother and uncle and her mum's cousin was our rector at St James/John's for 6 years. I wrote about the K&N at this shop a few month's back, but because I only had my phone to take photos, I only did outside shots. So Dorothy, I remembered your comment about wanting photos of the inside of the shop, so here they are!
I'm pretty lucky that I live close by and can count this as my local yarn shop. ( I do live very close to Spotlight but don't think of it as my local yarn shop) Gabrielle is very generous to K4BN members with a 10% discount. There are also loyalty cards which soon 'fill up' allowing a $10 discount on the next purchase. It's become a very busy little shop which is due to the hard work that Gaby has put in to build up her business. Much of her business is via online sales so do use the link in the first sentence of the post, to have a little 'look see'.
|Lots of Lion brand yarn and Red Super saver especially|
|Lots of patterns; if you can't find one here, Gaby will check out Ravelry for you|
|Those cosy nook for Knit and natters and Sit and stitch sessions; the kettle is 'always on' as well :-)|
|The bargain bin near the front door...I just had to buy a ball of that pink Patons Canadiana|
|Gaby gives lessons on machine knitting in this corner|
|Lots of toys in the play corner|
|Knitting bag Utopia!|
|Lots of retro patterns and files|
|The lovely Gabrielle at the counter; note the swift on the counter. Skeins are rolled into balls here if the customer requires it|