You know how sometimes you build a place you’ve never been up in your mind so that when you actually go there it’s kind of a disappointment? That is so not the case with WEBS. Seriously, it was everything I ever hoped and then some.
First of all, compared to any average yarn shop, it’s huge. It’s probably 6 times the size of my local yarn shop and that’s not counting the back room.
Second of all, as my friend Jo-Ann said, if they don’t have it, you probably don’t need it. It seemed like every yarn I’ve ever heard of was there. Socks that Rock, Spud and Chloe, Madeline Tosh, Dream in Color, Tahki Cotton Classic in a rainbow of colors, Noro of every variety, and of course their very own Valley Yarns.
Our plan of attack was to wander through the entire store and back room before putting anything in a basket. And we did. We looked at all the newly arrived yarn and the sock yarn and the worsted weight and lace weight and bulky stuff and spinning tools and roving. We looked at the back room full of bags and bags of yarn in every weight and color imaginable.
And then I made my decisions. This is what came home with me:
Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock. I know, I know, it’s sock yarn but I couldn’t resist all that gorgeous blue shading.
Spud and Chloe Fine Yarn. Look at that shine – there’s silk in there.
Speaking of silk, Blue Moon Fiber Arts 100% Silk laceweight. I couldn’t pass up the silvery-gray and it’s not available through mail order.
Lots of Tahki Cotton Classic for potholders. And granny squares. That’s assuming I learn how to make them. Ahem.
I resisted the Malabrigo and the Schoppel Wolle Zauberball, the Rowan and the Dale of Norway.
After all, I had to leave something for next time.