what would a stop in the Berkeley area be without a visit to yarn stores?
I managed to get to K2Tog on one of the first days in town by dint of suggesting that we eat dinner along Salono Ave.
Then there is Lacis which has to be one of the best places in world. Noah wandered the store and looked at all the antique everything on display and for sale while I looked at books, patterns (they carry all the historical and reproduction pattern lines) and notions. If you want high end needlework supplies, this is the place. If you want lacemaking supplies, again this is where you want to shop. Needles, pins, and embroidery scissors – they have a great choice along with five kinds of boning and enough corset fasteners to make the most exacting Steampunker turn copper with excitement.
(Skipping my inability to tell time which lead to me believing the place was closed and resulting in us cruising through a number of antique stores. Followed by a nice walked into Berkeley and down University Avenue to the motel. Ignoring the bead store going out of business everything 70% off stop. No, not going to talk about that at all).
Last yarn store is actually in Oakland – Article Pract which is definitely the place for lace weight, fingering weight and high end yarns. So nice to feel, so nice to hold. Not to buy unless on sale….
Isn’t there always a sale?