Now let me take you to Friends and Fiberworks, a truly Epic Yarn Shop.
I believe this is the owner, a wonderfully flamboyant and friendly woman who has created a Superstore of yarn. It is the Cabella's of yarn, the Costco of yarn, the Lowe's of yarn, the Sam's Club of yarn. (Well, you get the idea!)
I was looking for something special. I want to start working on "The Knitter's Life List" and one of the things that is encouraged is to try new yarns. I decided that I wanted to knit with exotic yarns then decide which I love the most and which I would pay an arm and a leg for to knit something in the future. First, I have to tell you that Friends and Fiberworks has every major brand of yarn. They have yarn in all price ranges. There is truly something for everyone. In addition to the major brands, they have what I like to call boutique brands. Small, specialty companies making hand dyed, hand spun fabulous yarn. I purposely didn't take a basket because I knew I would be in trouble if I did. I got possum, baby camel, yak and cashmere. I kept asking "Do you have this? Do you have that? Do you have this?" and they always did They have facy, sparkly, soft, yummy. They have it all.
As you can see from all of the pictures, they have lots of things made up so you can see how the yarn drapes, how the pattern flows, how you can't possibly live without it. You know I am an absolute sucker for that.
If you are in the Asheville area or in North Carolina for that matter, it is worth a visit to Friends and Fiberworks. I will be back next year.
Tomorrow I am going to Crafty Lady Trio to take a class on Knitting and the iPad. I am going to try really hard not to buy any yarn. I really don't need any.