Himself found this shop for me. First, it is tucked into an old schoolhouse that has been gracefully restored. Some of the school rooms and hallways are intact. But then the store… think of a library, but instead of books rows and rows of yarn.
You walk in this space and immediately want to be quiet and just absorb all the beautiful yarn they have. The owner quietly walks up and asks if he can assist, I say “No, I just want to enjoy and wander.” Off he goes and leaves me on my own… no hovering…. and wander, I do.
I walk thru row and row of bookcases… yarn cases. All labeled, easy to read, clear about yardage. There are beautiful samples of knitted objects here and there. The pattern I ask… “my wife’s” he replies.
And when himself joins me and helps me select a little yarn, they are magically there to assist. “The firewood is my favorite color” she says. “Let’s take it to the window and open the skeins and line them up to get the best color match for you. Would you like the pattern as well?” she says. It is her pattern. “Yes please.” He clarifies, “We are in the yarn business… so we do not sell patterns, but provide them when you buy the yarn.” “Can I wind that for you?” she asks. They take turns serving you in a conversation they have done for years.
I take one last turn thru the store and notice corners where chairs are tucked and people are having one-on-one teaching sessions. A treasure of beautiful yarn and a darling husband and wife team. I will be back….. because himself said I should.
Bad Woman Yarn
1815 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103