Or, I’d really rather be anywhere other than the
At the close of a week of spinning at the
Armed with directions, maps, and instructions from
Yarn Circle, Murphy, NC
Small, in size but big on interesting yarns, along with spinning and weaving fibers, equipment, and supplies. The shop is just a few miles from the JCC, though owner Martha Owens (resident artist at JCC in dyeing, spinning, and knitting) says the shop will be moving to a location closer to the school soon. The shop is arranged generally by color, which gives it a pretty look, and carries an interesting selection of mostly natural fibers, including some locally produced hand-dyed and/or hand-spun yarns. The shop has a friendly Monday Knit Night, and several of the spinning class visited for shopping and knitting.
Yarn Circle also carries spinning wheels, carding equipment, spinning fibers, a few drop spindles, and both natural and chemical dyes. For the weavers, there are coned yarns in various fibers as well as looms, and small pieces and parts. I came away with about half pound of superwash merino mill-ends in two colors from Jaggerspun that will go in the mitten queue, as well as a nice little bit of merino-cashmere top, two balls of Jamieson & Smith jumper-weight that I'm collecting until I have enough for a project, and a small book of charts of Finnish stranded knitting motifs.
The Whole Nine Yarns,
Set in the center of a charming small town in the northwest outskirts of
Knitch, Atlanta, GA
Continuing down I-75, into
There’s a great big table downstairs for sitting and knitting, coffee and ice water on hand, and with a few more hours before flight time, I made myself at home for a little while.