I traveled up to Saratoga Springs for a few days for a work-related project. I knew I’d have plenty of down time, so I packed enough yarn for 3 projects. Except, I packed the yarn before leaving in the morning. Early in the morning.
When I opened my suitcase in Saratoga, it turned out that one of the yarns I brought with me was already assigned to another project. In the dark, it looked just like this yarn (even though in the light of day, there is no resemblance between the two).
Luckily, there happened to be a local yarn shop literally around the corner from the hotel. My colleague agreed to make a stop over there before we set up to for the day.
Common Thread turned out to be a delightful local yarn shop.
In addition to the welcoming staff, they have a great yarn selection.
The shop organizes the yarn by weight, so medium and bulky was in the second room and the lighter weight yarns are closer to the front door.
They had a great selection of madelinetosh (one of my favorites) and some fun looking kits.
The highlight for me, though, was the wall of local yarns.
There’s something really special about visiting a yarn shop and finding some yarns that you can’t pick up at home. There was a great selection of undyed wool and alpaca from regional farms, as well as some great hand dyed yarn.
And, a few notions, too. I had been looking at the Knitter’s Pride Symfonie Dreamz cable needles for a while, and I couldn’t just let my colleague knit in the round for the first time in 30+ years without a stitch marker.
This turned out to be a fun diversion. If you’re ever in Saratoga, I suggest you check out Common Thread!