Today is "I Love Yarn Day." I think it was made just for me! I have never met anyone who loves yarn more than I do. I love everything about it. It's feel, it's beauty and what you can do with it.
I love to stare at the absolute exquisiteness of each ball, skein, cake.
I love to shop for, dream about and research yarn. Few things excite me more than finding a new yarn company that has a fiber I have never seen, like Caterpillar Yarns I just discovered this week. As soon as I get my order from Caterpillar Yarns, I will write about it.
Even though I frequent online yarn shops, the LYS is my favorite. I could paraphase and say "I Love Local Yarn Shop Day." I love Crafty Lady Trio, Knitting On The Fringe, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Black Mountain Yarns, Yarn Quest, Yarn Envy, The Knitting Room, Knit 'n Purl, Friends And Fiberworks, Cynthia's Fine Yarns, Twisted Fiber Art and of course Ann's By Design. I thought about listing the LYS I loved which have closed, but that would depress me too much.
Some yarns tell a story which takes you to another place and time.
Some yarns remind us of how lucky we are.
Some yarn we have plans for while others we just want to stare in wonder at the beauty.
Yarn is to be knit with, collected and loved. Who would have ever thought that they would become a collector of yarn. I didn't but here I am.
Thank you to all of the yarn companies who make the yarn, the local and online yarn shops who sell the yarn and the wonderful designers that put our visions for yarn on paper to create wondrous things. You all have created the need for "I Love Yarn Day."
This blog is dedicated to Mary Helen Growt my first knitting teacher and the woman who changed my life. The mission of Knitting: A Love Story is to preserve, share and promote the love of knitting.