There were several days last winter when it was just too cold, too snowy or too icy to enjoy being out-of-doors. After a marathon snow shoveling session all I wanted to do was curl up under an afgahn, so I took advantage of the situation to complete several fun knitting projects.
Whether you’re an experienced knitter or have always wanted to knit-one, purl-two, let me suggest my favorite Fox Cities yarns shops.
I love Yarns By Design www.yarnsbydesign.com in downtown Neenah. When I’m looking for a interesting pattern I always try them first. Who’d have known, for instance, that you could knit a hedgehog? And I always add a cookie stop at Great Harvest Bread Company or lunch at Zacateca’s to my yarn-buying outing, making it well worth the trip.
You’ll find Iris Fine Yarns www.irisfineyarns.com my other favorite, on Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton. Located in a cute lime green building, it has a large, well organized selection of yarns. I’ve also found the folks at Iris to be extremely helpful when I’m stumped by an obscure abbreviation in a knitting pattern or confused about yarn weight.