Friday, October 22, 2010

A Trip to WEBS

New England is a knitter's dream - so many yarn shops, sheep farms, talented designers and, of course, WEBS
Traveling back from the Franklin Fiber Twist  through Northampton, I had to make a stop there.  I drove by it several times, because it is actually located in a warehouse in the back of a small mall. The retail shop has been much improved since I was there many years ago with a big selection of yarns, patterns and needles and lots of  tables to sit and browse, however, I was drawn to the big warehouse of yarn in back:

Wow!  So organized since I was last there - and better lighting to see it all! You could spend hours going up and down the aisles -  so many beautiful yarns and so many possible projects spinning through my head.  Must practice self control!

Somehow I managed to get out of there within an hour with just a few small purchases and headed off to  Norman Rockwell's home town of  Stockbridge.  I'm standing in front of The Red Lion Inn, a very popular hotel in Stockbridge:


Then on to Great Barrington, a quaint little town in Western Massachusetts to check out Karen Allen's shop:
                                                                                                                                                                        Karen Allen Fiber Arts is a beautiful shop selling very fashionable handmade knits.  Check out her website to really get a view of what she carries there.  Karen Allen is the movie actress who was  Harrison Ford's love in the first Indiana Jones and she is an avid hand knitter.  If you stop by the shop, you may see her there.

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