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)
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.