In the window is a huge lion whose mane is made up of various types of yarn. Yes, I did indeed press my nose up against the glass for a closer inspection.
Mr. Lion was surrounded by huge balls of yarn. Janet and I couldn't help but lament what a waste it was. Why be decorative when we could take it home and put it to better use!
We couldn't help but pose with the yarn.
Does anyone know what this is? Anyone? Bueller?
There were displays of FO's all over.
Does the top afghan remind anyone else of that 80's game Q-Bert? Its all I could think of when I saw it!
Check out that awesome shawl on the left. Janet liked it so much she bought the exact same shade of yarn and took home a printout of the pattern.
This was one of the coolest things in there. There are huge cones of all their various yarn. You can cut off a piece, tape it to a small cardboard rectangle, and label what kind of yarn it is. This way you can take home a small sample of what each yarn feels like, its texture, and its thickness. Makes online shopping a lot easier.
This wall display isn't made of yarn, but it was too neat not to post. Its made of felt and is really squishy (no, I didn't touch it...ummm...shhhh).
Overall, I thought the store was great! Its a bit smaller than I expected. You'll pay full prices here too...no craft store discounts, but it is NYC which tends to be pricier anyway. Its really convenient to have a store that I don't need to drive too. They're going to be offering classes starting in December as well. Maybe I'll drop by and really work on those knitting skills.
Also, my job is moving in the spring...within walking distance of the Lion Brand studio. I will not bring my wallet with me when I go on walks! Yeah, ok, who am I kidding?