Saturday, March 17, 2007

For the love of Noro

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This post is dyed green like the Chicago River in honor of my somewhat Irish heritage.

Today, in response to their message board plea, I visited Hissy Knits in Glendale. I am here to tell you that you should do yourselves a favor and drop by sometime. I was greeted at the door by the cutest doorbell ever--James (he was going by Seamus today)
He's camera shy, but his kerchief reads, "Bark if you're Irish." See that Celtic design? It's a beautiful painted mat done by the store's owner, Annie. This is Annie here.

She's kind of camera shy, too, but a lovely lady.
And she has an assistant, James's owner, whose name I can't remember (Sam! Her name is Sam.), who made soda bread, Guinness cake (yum!) and a minty pie. They were also serving Irish coffee. How can you not love ladies who serve you whiskey in the middle of the day. Woo Hoo!!! And guess who I ran into there? Kim, the lady with the giant wig made of roving at our SnB Halloween party.
I sat and had some cake and coffee. Then I bought lots of beautiful yarn. I'm not a good stash photographer like Sachi, but here goes.

The mostly green yarn is Ella Rae wool blend. The purple and pink yarn is Louise Harding silk and wool. That multi-colored ball in the middle is Laines Du Nord 100% Silk. You can't tell from the photo but it's a green and purple color scheme. and that lighter yarn that's hiding in the bottom is Katia 100% cotton in a pink, green and tan color scheme. I also picked up some pretty stitch markers made by the world famous Charles Lee, because I'm a sucker for pretty shiny things.

Now, about the NORO. Ladies (and Frank) there are WALLS OF NORO. Every shade you ever wanted. Hey Allison, I think I know where all the Noro went. Annie loves her some Noro. And you can too! Just get you butt over to Hissy Knits, 211 Verdugo Ave, Glendale. Look for the
Yarnmobile parked out front.


Sachi said...

You're just fine with the stash photography. But seriously... I almost choked on an almond when I read that you bought those stitch markers.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Holy CRAP. I would have choked on an almond. . . You have to show us your stitch markers!

That is SOME stash. And the plea sounded so enticing, but you know my saturday excuse. you got you some beautimous yarn. And furbaby fun and whiskey, OH MY!!!

I'm really glad you went out there. They sound like a nice bunch, just "geographically undesirable".

Ana said...

Oh my I love a good review about a friendly yarn store. It's a bit out of the way for me but sometime I'll have to make some excuse to come up that way.

Happy Knitting