Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yarn trip

Once upon a time, a group of three yarn whores and a guy just lookin' for something to do, decided to drive to Poughkeepsie, NY in search of a yarn wholesaler. This kind and friendly wholesaler tempted them with great deals, and so they decided to take him up on his offer.

After a long but quite pleasant drive (and a few bouts of temporary insanity from being completely and totally lost), this crew finally made it to Poughkeepsie and entered a crazy yarn paradise in the most unexpected of places.

There were rows and rows of boxes full of yarn, free for the rummaging.

There were bags filled with other bags full of yarn in every color one could imagine.

And the group was allowed to roam freely there, permitted to search in every nook and cranny. And boy were there a lot of them.

The warehouse was filled with all sorts of fiber,

And more fiber,

And one very sadistic kitty.

And there were multiple floors to visit, too.

And this made the group happy.

Very, very happy.

Okay, maybe entirely too happy.

But soon it was time to wind down,

And weigh out.

And make their way back through Poughkeepsie, heading home.

But not before making a pit stop at the best farm stand

where you could buy fleshy pumpkins,

sugarplums, cider, apple dumplings and divine Greek wedding cakes.

The perfect ending to a great day. And the group, they were plenty happy...

Especially the ones who walked away with a half-pound of cashmere for $20. Yep.


Mare said...

Awww! I love that story Kate! Read it again!

Good Girls Studio said...

What a fun day! Thanks for sharing it! I love a good warehouse treasure hunt :)

Plum Bush Cottage said...

Wow! Where is this place or what is the name of it so I can check it out. I'm only about 30 minutes from Poughkeepsie.

I really enjoyed reading this...your page is really interesting. I hope you don't mind if I list you on my page as a favorite.

Kate said...

We originally discovered the owner at the fiber festival back in October. His website is:


You should be able to contact him that way.

And thanks for reading!

Plum Bush Cottage said...


Jes said...

You're a great storyteller! This makes me want to go yarn shopping and I can't even knit!