I’m in Trouble

Just as I was feeling bummed that Creative Fibers was closing, thus eliminating all near by spinning products, I found out that The Fiber Studio had just opened up this week. Just minutes from my house.

This should not be a bad thing. Except that the shop is beautiful: hardwood floors, natural lighting, beautifully decorated, and lovely, lovely fiber. And of course, when you have a shop that gorgeous you get an owner who is equally delightful. Pam was friendly, welcoming and made me wish I could stay there all day rather than rush back into the car when my three guys were waiting for me. She’s going to be offering classes and spinning groups. And this is why this is all a bad thing, because I am going to spend all my money there and my family will never see me anymore. The store is that nice.

Pam also sells a bit of yarn, dyes, beads, and all sorts of other lovely things we all can find a use for. Two items came home with me:

Some beautiful hand dyed suri alpaca.

I have no idea what to do with this right now but I have a sneaking suspicion that I can count on Pam to teach me. I’m waiting for that class list!

This was an exciting find:


You are looking at a pack on vintage kimono fabric. I’m really wanting to make this into a quilted circular needle holder. If you are loving this and are sad you can’t run over to Pam and buy some, you can also order at Ah! Kimono

Pam is having her grand opening the 21st and 22nd of September. Be sure to stop by!

I have a boring WIP to add.


Plain old anklets. Practical but not that exciting, and not even a clever photo to spice them up a bit. But they are done, I’m happy, and I’m one project closer to buying some yarn.

yarn:Regia bamboo/wool
needle: size 1
pattern: plain old, typical sock

The boys

I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful weather as much as we are. This was actually last weekend, as I’ve not been well this weekend, but at least I can enjoy it in my own backyard.

Lastly, don’t forget to get in your Sow the Seeds contest entries in to me. Did anyone watch the video? I’m curious to hear what you thought.



Filed under kids, spinning, stash

17 responses to “I’m in Trouble

  1. Um…the Fiber Shop you linked to is in TN. Did you move? I didn’t know Creative Fibers was closing! Do we know why?

  2. I luv the kimono fabric…. what a find…. lucky u..
    luv Abby

  3. I’m glad you mentioned the new shop. I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get to take a spinning class at the last Shepherd’s Harvest like I had planned. I hope you are feeling better!

  4. Love the photo of the fam! Little blue baby butt is so cute!

  5. Well, I suppose if you have to desert your family, job and life in general, there are worse places you could go to do it! I’m sure everyone will understand. Probably…

  6. Oh Wow – thanks for the link to the kimono fabric and that Alpaca is simply GORGEOUS.. can’t wait either to see what you do with it 😉

  7. nuttnbunny

    I had no idea they were closing!!! Thanks for the tip on The Fiber Shop. Can’t wait to check her out.

  8. Whoa! Another new shop? I look forward to visiting (though I sure hope they hire a decent webmaster soon :/).

  9. I hope you’re feeling better. I had no idea a new store was opening at 48th & Nicollet!

  10. deb

    Oh goodie! Another store!!

  11. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  12. We must be neighbors! I’m just on the east side of Nokomis. Maybe we’ll finally meet in a spinning group? I was at that shop and found quite a lot of things I had to have!

  13. Beautiful fibre! I’m envious of the bounty that surrounds you, and the kimono fabrics are fabulous.

  14. Hope you’re feeling better now.

    Gorgeous finds, but a shop selling lovely yarn & fabric close to your house? I’d be broke within a week.

  15. emicat

    LOVE the colours in the alpaca and the kimono fabric is beautiful! I can see how a new LYS can be a good thing (but bad for the pocketbook!) 🙂

  16. missscarlett

    Gorgeous – gorgeous alpaca. It looks so soft and squishy too. Mmmmm…

    Can’t wait to see what you make with your kimono fabric – how fun.

    Your socks are great – not dull.

    Love your beach pic.

  17. Aw nuts, I missed the grand opening! That shop is spectacular, I ended up with some very yummy fiber when I visited on her opening day. I’m looking forward to spinning groups – I bet a lot of the folks who went to the spinning group at Creative Fibers will be coming!

    I love the socks, they’re not boring at all! How did you like the wool/bamboo blend?

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