The Gourmet Yarn Shop is not a shop you can miss. You can tell that the treasures inside are extraordinary when you look at the railing, that is sculpted to look like knitting needles and yarn. The huge door handle is also look like yarn and needles too.
My friend Debbie has made the trip to Ra’anana before and took photos of them.
The shop inside is wonderful! Walls, covered in yarn – my favorite type of walls, make it look much bigger than it is. Comfy seats by the window for the knitters to sit and knit in.
I found plenty of yarn to fascinate me. It was almost impossible to choose. As I sat nursing my baby, yes, they are breastfeeding friendly there, I kept looking at the certain skein of green sock yarn. Those who know me can predict where that yarn resides now.
I kept deliberating between the yarn for a baby blanket concept that I have, or an astonishingly beautiful silk lace, or a really nice and surprisingly affordable cashmere blend. And buttons! No, let me say it again – BUTTONS! I am a complete button freak and her vintage buttons could keep me fascinated for a long time.
The owner of the shop – Orly, is an amazing and friendly lady. It was a pleasure to meet her and she reads my blog too! Her Mom is the resident knitting doctor and a very sweet lady. We stayed talking and looking into yarns and patterns until it was way past closing time.
In the end I bought way too much, and definitely not enough. And I hope to get back there soon.
The photos of the loot will follow in the next post.