"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."

-Michelangelo Buonarroti

Friday, January 21, 2011

Show me the goods

Today my mom and I visited The Knitting Tree on Monroe Street which was super cute but not SO convenient of a drive. I've been getting REALLY bored with the color/fiber selection at Michaels. The Knitting Tree had a great selection, lots of fiber blends and really anything a knitter would need. 
The Knitting Tree

Their prices, however, were around $2 more on average than Lakeside Fibers; which is much closer to my house. Either way, it's been a lot of fun to check out some local knitting shops; it's really the way to go if you want your work to reach it's full potential. 

Lakeside Fibers


  1. Oooooh how fun !!! I wish I could have joined !!!

  2. I just looked at this post again. It makes my eyes so excited and my heart pound faster and faster !!! I those knitting shops and miss them ever so much.

    While I find the people at lakeside not overly friendly, it is still a pretty nice shop with a good variety of fiber !! Which do you like better lakeside or knitting tree ??!!! I am so happy you shared these pictures. Next time, I would love to hear more about the experience..what you saw, which fibers you felt, what drew your eye to them...etc.

  3. I preferred Lakeside Fibers for a number of reasons. The location is much closer to my house, I felt that their prices were around two dollars less per skein and they had a comparable selection to The Knitting Tree. Also, the lady who helped me there was really friendly and they have a gorgeous cafe attached! While there I purchased two skeins of Sublime extra fine wool, really nice! I also was drawn to the Debbie Bliss baby cashmero, perhaps I'll give that a try for Gatlyn's sweater.