Grace, Kim and Beatrice at Adirondack Yarns in Lake Placid, NY. (Photo by Kim’s mom)
Even if you’re not in training for the Olympics, Lake Placid, NY has much to recommend it… it’s beautiful, there’s lots to do, but most importantly: there is a yarn store with a coffeehouse inside, namely Adirondack Yarns. We had so much fun!
Grace started Amy Swenson’s Nakiska headband in a gorgeous cornflower blue alpaca last night. (Don’t worry, Amy, I made her promise to send photos!)
The shop was packed with kids and moms, learning how to crochet flowers with Kim and how yarn is made. Sivia Harding’s jewelry from Knitgrrl 2 was a huge hit — I taught Sophia how to knit, from scratch, on US size #4 needles with Fleece Artist sock yarn because she wanted to make jewelry. Not even one row in and she was stylin’ — a natural-born knitter. Who says you have to start with chunky yarn? there’s no law!
If you’re ever in northern NY state, be sure to check out Adirondack Yarns, and many thanks to owner Susie & staff (including her mom, who’d just arrived the night before) for a wonderful evening.