I visited Black Mountain Yarn Shop several years ago. This return trip reminded me how much I loved it. Why did it take me so long to come back!?!?! The shop is owned by a husband and wife who make you feel like you have been invited into their home for a friendly visit. The last time I was in the shop, I was introduced to Be Sweet yarns and immediately fell in love with this unique brand of yarns. For those of you who do not know about Be Sweet, the yarn is hand spun and dyed by women in South Africa under a job creation program that has offered opportunity in an economically depressed rural region with a 75% unemployment rate. I have quite a collection of Be Sweet (surprise!)
So this was my trip to the Black Mountain Yarn Shop. I learned something (or relearned something) here. I love small, boutique yarn shops filled with high end, exquisite yarn arranged in such a way that you see everything. I love small yarn shops because there is a treasure around every turn. I love small shops for the friendly, peaceful atmosphere. I love small shops for the absence of chaos and clutter and confusion. In short, I love the Black Mountain Yarn Shop. Thank you to the Black Mountains Yarn Shop for starting my yarn tour off on the right foot. I definitely will see you next year.
As for my great news. . . I have been selected by Jocelynn Brown, who wrote my article for HomeStyle in the fall, to be part of the first Detroit News Stitch Together on May 13. We're to bring a finished project for show-and-tell, a skein of yarn from our stash to trade, and some to knit or crochet then spend the afternoon having fun. I can't wait to spend the afternoon with 15 other people who worship at the alter of fiber. More to come.