My quest for yarn in Traverse City always leads to Yarn Quest! While Dick waited in line to buy tickets for Red Wings Training Camp in September (that will also involve a Yarn Quest visit), I slipped out for my much anticipated field trip to Yarn Quest. What a glorious LYS! Yarn Quest introduced me to Interlacement Velvet one of my favorite yarns.
Isn't it beautiful! The remarkable owner, Mary Hofmann, has put together an exquisite collection of yarns. When I saw the Interlacement Velvet, I was stunned. I had never seen anything like it. I bought one huge skein in the pinks then got home and called to order more. I had no idea what I was going to do with it but knew I had to have it. (I say that a lot, don't I?) I have had the Velvet for several years and just decided what to do with it. More about that in my next post.
Yarn Quest has the most complete selection of Blue Heron yarn I've ever seen. All colors, all types. You can tell by the picture the choices are marvelous.
This was my newest acquisition. It is called Cotton Rayon Twist Lace and is a 1,000 yard skein. I have no idea what I'll do with it (UY undesignated yarn) but I know it will be luscious. Patty who was working steered me toward this. Did she have my number or what?!?!?
Their button collection is to die for! Even a collector like me found things I've never seen before. As a matter of fact, many of the buttons in my collection are from Yarn Quest.
One of my disappointments was on this beautiful day in Traverse City on the 4th of July weekend during the Cherry Festival the store wasn't packed with yarn fanatics. What's wrong with these people!!!! I can't imagine a trip to Traverse City without a visit to Yarn Quest. Thank you Mary for creating such a fabulous refuge for serious knitters.