Thursday, February 18, 2010

Knitting Travels: Greenville, South Carolina

I traveled to Greenville, SC last week. While my S.O. was meeting with colleagues at Clemson’s Automotive Research campus to discuss advances in hydroelectric vehicles (below)….

… I hunkered down at Brew and Ewe, a delightful coffee shop that also features a gift shop where they sell various “woolens” and other handmade gifts, books, and the like. Unfortunately, “the like” did not include yarn, but this was a cozy place to do work and sneak in the occasional row of knitting.


I love love love their logo:


In the afternoon I took a break and checked out the Needle Tree, tucked away in a cute yellow cottage on a residential street.

yarn shop

They had a great sale corner, and such an adorable space. (Most of the yarn is in the back room, where the knitting circle was).

yarn shop 2

If you go, you can also say hello to Lola the cat and Houdini, the Bernise Mountain Dog (not pictured) who hold down the fort.

As for the yarn selection, you’ll find a nice assortment of common and not-so-common yarns, including Blue Heron Yarns, Mountain Colors, Louisa Harding, Blue Sky Alpacas, and the usual suspects (such as Malabrigo and Cascade).

Be sure to check to see what treasures are hidden in the draws and cupboards in this shop. That’s where I found this Shibui Knits sock:

blue yarn

Yes, it is sock yarn. It may or may not turn into socks… lately I’ve joined the shawlette trend and will have a few projects to share soon.

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