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19. November 2008 00:46
by Jobo

Adventures in Las Vegas: Wooly Wonders

19. November 2008 00:46 by Jobo | 0 Comments

More Yarn Envy... While in Las Vegas on vacation the first of November, of course I had to seek out local yarn shoppes while I was there (duh!) 

I used Ravelry as a resource to find stores nearby, and found a little spot called Wooly Wonders - which advertised yarn, knitting supplies, and some spinning equipment and fiber. 

Main Store Section!  look at all that yarn... I guess they do classes too! 

Of course, I was mainly on the lookout for original items, patterns, gadgets, yarn, etc.  There was a great selection of any kind of yarn you could imagine... balls and skeins and floss OH MY!  I almost purchased enough Debbie Bliss Cashmerino to make myself something reaaaaaly niiiiice, but reined myself in and put it back :P  The sales clerk working was very friendly and knowledgeable, and was great to show me everything I had asked for.  They had lots of selection of knitting needles also, including some really cute hand made ones with clay heads!  The blue jays especially caught my eye, and the apples with ladybugs resting on them.

Since I've been on a sock knitting kick, I did pick up some sock yarn (mmm bamboo sock yarn), and some Lantern Moon Ebony Wood DPN's as a treat for myself.

While the spinning section was abysmal, I was kindly encouraged by the sales clerk that if there was something I wanted, she was sure they could do a special order for me. In stock, they only had beginner spindles, basic fibers, a few wheels for demonstration.  I wonder what it would be like to have spinning classes nearby?  This store really felt like an inviting place to hang out and work on things... so I bet the locals have lots of fun there... Imagine a cup of tea, some good company, and an inspiring project!

For more information about this store... they have a website, but it is really not well put together.  Pretty much all you can get on it is the store contact information and map.

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