Last week I flew to NYC for a blogger event with HomeGoods. I was only there a few days and my time was mostly spoken for, but I did manage to find a few hours of my own to visit a yarn store.
You might remember that on my last trip to NYC I chose to visit Habu Textiles. This trip I wanted to visit "Purl Soho". I've enjoyed their blog, The Purl Bee, for several years and I wanted to see the shop behind it. I was not disappointed.
You can get there easily on the NYC subway system. Train #6, the Spring street stop and it'll be just a short 5 minute walk from there.
It's not a huge store, but they have maximized every square inch so that it is full of yarn and fabric and notions and books and some very lovely samples of knits and lots and lots of swatches. Oh and I musn't forget the super friendly and helpful staff.
They don't separate their wool and wool-free yarns and there are no labels other than those on the skeins so if you opt to browse on your own, you will have to look in each cubby so you don't miss anything. However, ask for a yarn by name or fiber and the staff will lead you right to it.
Despite their apology for not having as many wool-free yarns in stock during the winter season, I did find plenty of delicious wool-free yarns.
Lots of Habu yarns -- this cotton was so tempting, but maybe next time.
A new (and very exciting discovery) was this Hand Dyed Laceweight Mermaid yarn.
And then in addition to all the yarn, they also had fabrics and accessories for the sewer.
But I did have my pretty yarn to take home with me. Well worth a visit next time you happen to be in NYC!!