Friday, 29 April 2011
Y is for.....Yarn
Yarns interest me - both the 'physical' stuff (as in knitting, etc) and also in the sense of 'storytelling'! ;-)
Silly though it sounds, I can go quite weak at the knees when allowed to roam around yarn stores! On a recent trip to Maine, my daughter and I (and one of the cousins we were staying with!) visited Tess Designer Yarns - an amazing emporium of what I can only describe as 'yarn-heaven'!
It was a veritable feast for the eyes with rich and jewelled hues of cascading yarns! See what I mean:
....and down the next aisle it was:
My own yarn 'stash' (believe me, every knitter has one!) has now been 'corralled' from it's various repositories (in bags and boxes, in cupboards and sheds) and re-housed in my 'newly accquired' craft room (aka son's former bedroom!) in large see-though plastic crates (so I can see instantly what goodies are in there!)
But I'm not quite as bad as this:
world's largest private yarn stash!
As to the 'other' kind of yarn (the literary one) well, daughter and I have a dream of opening a bookshop/woolshop/teashop - three different 'bites' at the cherry would seem to be a viable prospect in these days of businesses failing due to the recession. We have it all planned (in our minds, anyway!) so that as well as opening during the day for purchasing, we'd have it open in the evenings as a venue for writers' and book groups, storytellers and poetry slams ......and what else could we call it but.....
'RIPPING YARNS' !
Oh well, we can dream can't we?
(investors walk this way, if you please!)