This month has seen the end of one beloved institution, and the start of another.
Knit-a-Bit of Chapel Hill, NC, is closing its doors after decades. The saddest part how much the world will miss seeing Alice, the proprietor, on an everyday basis.
A new yarn-friendly spot has just opened in Durham, NC (8 miles from Knit-a-Bit). Located upstairs on the main shopping strip of 9th Street, the Bull City Fiber Loft sells spindles, fiber, yarn and other great goodies. Most awesomely, they have a full slate of fiber classes, from spinning to dying, knit and crochet. The proprietor, Molloy, is up there all day, with coffee and hot choc, sofas and floor pillows, and welcomes all who would come and just hang out and knit. Check it out on the web.