Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fiber Field Trip: Yarnology in Winona

 If you are following me on Facebook you know that I had an exciting Saturday out-and-about with Sailor. My diet leaves us incredibly limited as to grocery store options I have in town. We decided to make a day of excursions and hit up two potential gluten free hot spots as well as some yarneries.

Yarnology in Winona, MN was our first stop.
I love their logo! That snaggy ball of yarn? So cute. They even have a 3d version of it on the outside of the building. So fun.

The inside of the store is so well organized that it hurts. Their displays, their stock, everything. Everything was laid out in a pleasing-to-the-eye manner. It just made me want to knit everything!! They had a lot of small-label yarns that I have never seen before!

They had kits for Christmas stockings from Sweden, ultra mega bulky yarn for the plushiest of blankets, roving, a spinning wheel, and a shopping cart at the front of the store for stash busting. Drop off your unwanted yarn, or pick some up for free! Such a good idea.

Alright. Let's get down to the good stuff. My haul!


I got smart and decided to buy a pattern and the yarn specifically to make it. In fact, I got a hank of yarn with enough yardage to make the pattern almost twice. The pattern is a hat/cowl combo from Stephen West of westknits. I love indie designers, and the fact that I could support a local yarn shop and an indie designer all at once? Booyah, mozzarella sticks!!

The yarn is Cascade 220 in Penguin. Lahve it!! Can't wait to use it, but it'll have to wait until after Christmas.


Great shop! I wish I lived even closer to Yarnology so I could be there everyday. It was so cozy. And just yes. All the yes.

Happy, happy Tuesday!!
-Carolyn