If ever there was a “Cheers” of yarn shops this is it. They know everyone’s name….. I have a special place at the Thursday night table. This is where my daughter took me five years ago and said “I think you should start knitting again.” So you see it is a very special place for me.
But it should be a special place and stop for you as well. Yummy yarns are everywhere…. Rowan, Shelter, Shibui, Blue Moon, Socks that Rock, and the largest selection of cashmere I have seen anywhere. Plus all the help are incredible knitters that can fix anything… and trust me…. they have saved me a multitude of times!
Then the tea…. custom blended just for them. Churchmouse Summer and Churchmouse Winter are delightful. They always have a wee pot on ready for your tasting pleasure.
It is not a quiet store. There is always someone at the table doing a little knit of something…. a class going on…. group discussions of what pattern, what yarn, and what color looks best on me. And plenty of opinions for all of the above. A fun, joyful place where everyone loves what they do and those that shop here or knit at the table know how privileged we are to be so close to this very special store.
Don’t miss taking a moment to look at their window displays. They change with the season and the Christmas one is planned out months ahead and is revealed the morning after Thanksgiving.
John and Kit have branched out from their small shop to the internet world, but do not believe for a moment it has changed them or their shop. They love what they do and it shows…each an expert in their own side of the shop. Kit for yarn and John for tea. Look for the man in the store wearing the beret and I can guarantee you it will be John.
I hope to see you Thursday evening for a little knitting….. we will soon all know your name!
Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
118 Madrone Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA