Monday, June 16, 2008

Calla Lily Yarn & Gifts

After a long Sunday before Memorial Day at the Great Lakes Sheep & Fiber Festival, Knit Knack expressed an interest in visiting the new yarn shop in Wooster, OH, Calla Lily Yarn & Gifts. We'd been given coupons at the festival and were invited to stop by, so how could we resist?

Knit Knack explored some of the calla lily decor while Dani and I perused the yarn selections and Mom talked with some of the ladies in the shop.

We were all especially impressed with a baby blanket that Donna, the store owner, was making with some of her shop's yarns.

It was difficult to resist all the gorgeous colors of Berroco's Comfort DK, and for only $3 a ball, Knit Knack even had to ask if the price was a typo. It wasn't.

So we had to look at some more. Knit Knack tried to blend in so we'd leave him there, but it didn't work.

We saw plenty of great gifts in the store, too: baskets, soaps, cards, teas, chocolate, handbags, and more. Lots of nice things to see and to bring non-knitters into the shop, as well. What do you do with a non-knitter who walks into a knitting shop? Well, teach him or her to knit, of course!

Hey! Wow, you have to keep an eye on that turtle... he can convince anyone that it's time for a photo shoot!

I can't speak for the amount of Comfort DK that Dani purchased, but I walked out of there with just this one skein of Tofutsies sock yarn. I'll definitely be back again, though. (Can anyone say "Sunday hours"?)

If you're ever in Wooster, Ohio, and you have a little time to spare, I highly recommend that you stop by Calla Lily Yarn & Gifts. It's a beautiful and charming little shop on the square, with a lot of beautiful yarns, interesting gifts, and nice people. Knit Knack and I give it four thumbs up!


Melissa said...

I don't know all the story about the turtle; I saw you making a crazy one and heard you telling people about it when you were in Lexington. I know he has lots of costumes--this one is my favorite! Does he wear it the most?

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monica said...

What a great looking yarn shop, if only it weren't 5+ hours away. Kinda hard for me to justify with gas prices as they are, and according to my family, way too much yarn already.(what do they know)
Will you be making socks for Knit Knack with the leftover sock yarn, I believe that is his color.

Albany of the West said...

De-lurking here to say I love Tofusties (spelling??) looks like a great shop. And Knit Knack is sooo cute. My friends are popping babies out like it is their job, so maybe that would be a cute little baby present to knit for them...

Charlene said...

Wow.. Well done job!! I really like those cute yarn gift. Great work :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey you Drunken Monkey......Thank you so much for the kind words about Calla Lily. I kinda ran into this without knowing how to find it. Your so kind and your Mom stopped in with her book. I didn't have enough time to chat with her she wasn't feeling well that day. But I loved what I saw and read only a little bit. I also saw you mom when I went to get my nails done. I hope all is well with you and can't wait to see you both again.


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To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
your family Happy Holidays and a great and prosperous

new year!

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