Monday, December 8, 2008

So Happy!

So there I was with my screwed up scarf - again! What's a boy to do? Go on Ravelry and waste time of course. There I discovered that a new yarn store had just opened on the other side of town.

The following day, I excused myself at lunch to run 'an errand'. I followed the directions precisely and ended up in an industrial park. Huh? There I could have my car painted or undented but I wasn't feeling the yarn-call anywhere in the vicinity.

Then, just as I was about to perfect another monologue about Florida and my general disgust, I saw a small window and the word yarn. Garbriella's Yarn to be precise.

I walked in and instantly knew I liked it. It's the tiniest store in the weirdest location but Gabriella was as nice as can be. And surprise, she can knit! She fixed my scarf, I bought yarn for felted clogs, everyone was happy. The store is really small but the yarn selection is smart. She's got a lot planned -- classes, seminars, knit-nights and the best part was she didn't look at me with that "why is this man in my store? Do you think he's going to rob us" look! I hate that and unfortunately I get that a lot here.

So I'm happy and best of all, fearless! Look out, we're in high gear and higher spirits! WooHoo!

Oh, and everyone (I feel I can say everyone now that THREE people are following the blog) welcome Krystal. She hails from Tennessee and is Riohnna's friend (I think). This woman can crochet with the best of them but is comparatively new to knitting. She totally relates to my frustration in not being able to fix things when they've gone loopy so we're gonna get along just fine. Welcome Krystal!


Anonymous said...

YAAAYYYY for Krystal!!!! Isn't it the greatest when you find a yarn shop like that?

knitguyla said...

I have to say I am very pleased indeed!

Krystal said...

*Takes a bow for the intro* Thank you, Thank you very much! Am I sounding like Elvis here? tehehehe....I soooo envy you and your yarn shop! There is nothing, and I mean N.O.T.H.I.N.G here where i'm at. I have to drive 30 miles to the nearest Hobby Lobby. I would love to have a LYS and a place where I can take classes, gab with the girls/guys and knit and crochet until my fingers fell off. *Sigh* And hoooray for Gabriella fixing your scarf! Thats some great awesomeness there! Sounds like she's a keeper! ;-)

knitguyla said...

Welcome officially Krystal! Yes, Gabriella is so a keeper. I've been out here alone for a while so I know how you feel. I've never been to a Hobby Lobby, is it like Joann's?