Friday, January 25, 2013

Knitting up a Storm

Photo courtesy of Seemann

What better time to get away from it all for a weekend or a midweek trip with some of your knitting  and quilting buddies, there are some great local shops and a few a few minutes further away that provide a wonderful selection of yarns, quilting supplies, gifts and large variety of classes. Bring your materials back to the inn and pub and enjoy a glass of wine in front of fire and knit up a storm.

Sweet Brook Farm (4 minutes from the 1896 House Inn)
580 Oblong Road, Williamstown, MA
10am - 6pm, seven days a week
For fiber enthusiasts, they have an extensive collection of yarn, both from their alpacas and other U.S. alpaca breeders and from designers such as Debbie Bliss and Louisa Harding. Roving from their alpacas is available for spinners as well.

A Stitch In Time (20 minutes from the 1896 House Inn)
Rte 8 45 Commercial St, Adams, MA 01220
Monday - Saturday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
A Stitch In Time has been offering its quilting and knitting lessons and materials to the Adams, MA community since 1995. They specialize in helping you make the best quilted items and gifts for your friends and loved ones. A Stitch In Time Offers: Materials,
Learning Resources and Gifts.

Colorful Stitches (35 minutes from the 1896 House Inn)
48 Main St # 2, Lenox, MA 01240
They offer the finest natural fiber and novelty yarns for the hand knitter and crocheter from Rowan, Rowan Classic, Jaeger, Colinette, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Jo Sharp, Berroco, Koigu, Classic Elite, Manos, Gedifra, Filatura di Crosa, S Charles, Tahki, Prism, Mountain Colors, Muench, Artyarns, Alchemy, Karabella, Lana Grossa, Misti International Alpaca, Blue Sky Alpacas, The Fibre Company, Malabrigo, Jacques Cartier/Windy Valley Muskox, Buffalo Gold Premium Fibers, Debby Ware and Hanne Falkenberg

Handknits (45 minutes from the 1896 House Inn)
617 Vermont 100, Wilmington, VT 05363
Fine knitting and crochet supplies.

Metaphor Yarns (50 minutes from the 1896 House Inn)
623 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne, MA 01370
A six-room shop, filled with yarns, patterns, books, needles, a comfy classroom and Knitting Circle lounge

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