As I walked in, the owner, Linda Nygaard, was at a table in the back teaching knitting to two lovely ladies. She was very sweet and from what I heard - a great instructor. I got to visit with her for a bit and she is as sweet and welcoming as her shop. Linda also let me know about all the special events that she has for her customers. Including trips to the wineries - to taste, knit and chat! - reopening late in the evening for wine and knitting - and opportunities at any time to come and join in the instruction around the table! I'm sure there was much more that I am forgetting! She is building a really nice yarn community there in Abilene! I wish I stilled lived there so I could join in! :)
Linda has a great selection of yarns and it's a fun store to browse through. Open, airy and light. You should stop by if you are in town or even close to the area! And if you live there?? YOU should definitely go join in the activities!
Of course I couldn't resist buying some yarn while there. That I totally didn't need. But yarn calls to me and I especially like supporting the LYS while I am there. I bought a skein of Blue Heron Yarns Bamboo Lace. I haven't worked with any Blue Heron Yarns... so thought this would be a fun one to play with. I couldn't resist it's soft bamboo-ness. Yep... that's a word! haha.
Interested in stopping by Yarnies?? Here's all the info that you need:
Address: 2506 S. 7th Street Abilene, Texas 79602
Owners: Linda and Rick Nygaard
If you stop by, let Linda know I sent you!
Do you have a LYS that you just love? Share in the comments section - Anaid readers live everywhere and maybe we'll learn of a new fabulous place! Let us know where you shop, knit, and chat! :)