Local Yarn Shopping

So Lorelai and I ventured out to our new yarn shop –
The Yarn Basket, 288 East Main St. Branford, CT 203-208-3288 (no website yet)

I was given quite a warm welcome and shown around – it’s a great space, bright and open. Yarns are arranged by weight. They carry Sirdar, Berocco, Brown Sheep, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Plymouth, Encore, ella rae. I did support the local business and bought some berocco inca gold and noro silk garden (projects to be determined). They do have a “yarn club” card – spend $200 and get $20 off your next purchase. Very friendly. They also have needles and patterns. They were stocking the shelves still and more is on the way!

We also went to Madison Wool – love that shop! She had cascade 220 on sale for $5 – thought about picking up more for a sweater or vest, but it was too hot for wool. So I picked up some Cascade cotton – a hat or vest for Lorelai maybe….

How did it get to be August already??

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6 thoughts on “Local Yarn Shopping

  1. hmm, the state does seem to be growing…i’d love to go down to madison and get some yarn for a sweater for my mom, but the 4.00 gas really does put a damper on that, huh? thanks for the info about the new shop!

  2. It sounds like you had a ball. I love yarn crawls. To bad CT is a bit far for me to travel. But if ever I am in the area I will be sure to check Yarn Basket and Madison Wool out. 😀

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