The Needle Bee


Shopping at a good yarn store

KnittingBrenda Reynoso Pena2 Comments

 A few weekends ago I decided to join the members of my “VKN” aka virtual knitting nights In Google hangouts. These members are my cousins and friend. So we decided to take a road trip to A Good Yarn store in Sarasota, Florida.

Let me say that this is one of the best stores I have ever visited. The store owner and staff is extremely helpful and friendly. From notions and bags to a large selection of well know yarns, the store is well stocked and a pleasure to shop.

I can say, I felt like a kid in a candy store! There is so much to see and touch!. I love the knitted coral reef, so creative!

I bought  2 skeins of Anzula wash my lace 100% merino lace because it is soft and pretty. I will use this yarn to cast on the  Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu. The Anzula Wash my lace yarn is perfect for Florida.  It is one of those cardigans you can wear everyday or to the office.  I can’t wait to cast this on!  This yarn is an excellent value for the money. Each skein has 980 yards. So two skeins will be more than enough.

I also purchased a few chenille skeins made by Rowan in 100% cotton to make slipper socks. These are really soft and feel great  to touch. I am sure they will knit fast. By the way, slipper socks make great christmas gifts! One of my favorite patterns is Seamless Salomas Slippers pattern by Megan Williams. This is a free pattern in Ravelry.

Another option is the Rose City Rollers pattern by Mara Katherine Bryner. This pattern is also free and it was suggested by the lovely staff at A Good Yarn.

After several hours at the store, we decided to take a drive to one of Sarasota’s famous restaurants Columbia Restaurant - Sarasota, Florida. If you want to try cuban food, this is a great restaurant with a diversified menu for the entire family.

So overall, our trip was awesome! if you are a knitter, spinner, have a passion for crochet or needle point, you are going to love this store. I will definitely go back and get more yarn!