Monday

Yarn Goldmine in Ithaca!


It's been an eventful week here in Ithaca, but one of the highlights has certainly been our visit to Knitting, etc. , a local knit shop with an absolutely ridiculous selection of incredible yarns that are just begging to be taken home.


I knew I was going to dig this place immediately because I was not met with the customary shocked expression that accompanies my entrance into any yarn shop, making me feel like I've accidentally walked into the women's room at a Junior League luncheon. Nope, owner Hickory Lee was nothing but extremely helpful and clearly passionate about the business of knitting.


The store itself dwarfs anything we have in the Bull City, stocked to the rafters with amazing yarn, a gigantic wall full of tools and needles and a book section that would rival Amazon.com. Nice!



So, if you're passing through Ithaca at any point, I would definitely take a side trip and go see Hickory and her crew at the shop. Even if you aren't passing through, Knitting, etc. is getting ready to launch an online store so you can shop from the comfort of your own home. Either way, you should check them out. Your stash will thank you.



Knitting, etc. is located at:
Triphammer Mall
2255 N. Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-1164
http://knittingetcithaca.com/

10 comments:

  1. What a great time of year to visit Ithaca! And now I'm waving at you from home on the west coast, when I should have waved at you yesterday when I, too, was in upstate, NY. :)

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  2. Thanks for the comment Kim! Big wave back to ya.

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  3. Heather - Right? Both my friend and I loved the name. I told her it sounded like something out of To Kill a Mockingbird. If Scout had a best friend, her name would definitely be Hickory Lee. Thanks for the comment!

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  4. Whoa! I'm getting dizzy from the wool fumes! I'd love to visit. I'll check back for the on-line store launch. Thanks Dude' ~Christine in Knitvada

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  5. Wool fumes, indeed. That place is awesome!

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  6. WOW this place looks awesome! Thank you!! Their online shop looks great too, and since I'm in australia, I think I may have to resort to using that for now.
    thank you!

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  7. Teddybears - Glad you like it. Hickory would e thrilled to get an order from down under, I'm sure. Thanks for the comment!

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  8. Wow! Thanks for the flattering review of Knitting Etc. It was fun meeting you and K and I do hope you visit us again soon-ish. I'm glad you felt welcome. It's a tricky thing greeting men in a yarn store - often those who don't knit are embarrassed or offended when we talk directly to them, but the men who DO knit we don't want to feel ignored or unwelcome... Hmm, I wonder if any of your male readers have input on this?! Well have fun with the lovely merino you purchased and really, thank you! :-)

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  9. Hickory - My pleasure. It's a great store. As for the Merino, I can't wait to get home and cast on! Thanks for the comment.

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