Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Yarn and Cafe Crawl

Here in NYC, we are blessed with an abundance of yarn shops. Just about every neighborhood in Manhattan has one. And, believe it or not, I haven't been to every single store in this city!

However, knitting buddy S. and I are slowly doing our own personal yarn and cafe crawl.

So far, we've been to Once Upon a Tart in Soho for coffee and pastries. And then went next door to Purl.

Luscious pastries--luscious yarns. I'd been to Purl several times before and it never fails to tempt me with something.

Today, S. and I met at the Grey Dog Cafe in the West Village for a late breakfast and then we strolled over to The Point.

What took me so darn long to get there?
This was my first visit and it won't be the last!

This is a smallish store. But it has plenty of roaming space and, since The Point is also a cafe, it has plenty of tables.

S. and I stalked and fondled yarn. We perused patterns. We gushed over buttons. We talked about future projects. We bought yarn, patterns. A successful fun visit!

Lorna's Laces Angel for more booties.

There's only one thing we weren't crazy about.

Wire baskets full of yarn are mounted on the walls. This is creative and attractive--however, many of the baskets are very high up on the wall. Out of our fondling reach. I noticed that there's a long-arm grabby thing--but, who wants to try to manipulate that? Not me.

But, I'm not gonna complain about that too much. Nice yarn. Friendly, helpful salesperson. A good variety of books. Plus, it was suprisingly easy for me to get there via subway. It may not be my primary yarn store, but, I'll be back.


StringPlay said...

Mary, thanks for all the great pictures. I love to live vicariously. I feel like I got a little visiting done myself.

margaret said...

I totally CANNOT believe that you've never been to The Point - wow!! it was my "LYS" of choice before KC opened up - so easy to get to and so accommodating -

but I definitely know what you mean about the baskets - this is definitely a younger person's shop, even though Helane didn't really mean it to be that way ... they'll do ANYTHING to accommodate us - trust me!