Knitting Addiction

Last Wednesday while on vacation in the Outer Banks, the DH (yes, he went along) to Knitting Addiction, a yarn store in Kill Devil Hills, NC, right along US 158.  It’s a neat store!

Knitting Addiction has a nice selection and caters both to locals and people visiting the area.  It’s a welcoming place.  They carry some beautiful hand painted yarns, along with some the usual high-end LYS stock.  Good stuff! Knitting Addiction also has a lot of accessories, t-shirts, knitting bags, and books.  Oh, they also have couches for knitters and crocheters to hang out, and cat named Purrl. 

I love the owner’s Bad Dog Wall of Shame.  After telling her the story of Alfred and my yarn, she showed me a photo of the destruction two Shih Tzus did to a scarf.  The aftermath was not pretty.

Let’s see, what did I get. I realized the dangers of taking the DH to a yarn store:  he picked out a project that me to make for him!  It’s a nice, gray polar fleece yarn hat.  I need to get the needles for it, but it should keep his fuzzy head warm in the winter.  I also got some purple and white ruffle yarn that because a scarf for the craft show, a knitting bag that states “Paws off my knitting,” and one of the self-published book of patterns that Knitting Addiction has.  I might get the second one because the first one, the one I have, is wonderful!

I think this photo sums up how a lot of us feel about yarn:

It’s a good addiction, and for knitting and crocheters in the OBX, this place is happy to supply.

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Yarn is not a dog toy.

We made it to the Outer Banks!  It’s beautiful here.  We had a good trip down, and are getting ready to settle in for the evening meal. 

This is also my first experience knitting with a dog around.  Alfred is my aunt and uncle’s dog, and is on vacation with us.  He was quite curious when I got some ruffle yarn out to start knitting, and the proceeded to stick his head in my knitting bag and got out the most expensive ball of yarn in the bag, of course.  It’s a ball of Malabrigo Worsted Merino wool yarn.  Gorgeous stuff.  Luckily, I got it away from him before any damage can be done.  Alfred is a golden retriever and has a soft mouth characteristic of bird dogs.  He also has the sweetest personality and disposition.  I am going to have to be careful when knitting around him, or when he’s more comfortable and less curious about what I’m doing.  In the meantime, everything’s going to be sealed plastic bags and in a zipped tote.