Gift #741: Adventures in Columbus

A couple of weeks ago my mom and I enjoyed a girl day together and we decided to head for Nashville, IN, a favorite day trip of ours.  We wanted some adventure though, and a chance to do something new, so we decided to make our way there via Columbus, IN (which is about 15 miles east of Nashville) and visit some knitting stores that we’d never been to.  This was a real treat and I was looking forward to it very much, but I was also trying not to have really high expectations so that I wouldn’t be disappointed, just in case.  I needn’t have worried.  The stores were absolutely wonderful.  We went first to Knitters Nook, which opened last year and had already outgrown their tiny store, so they were in the process of moving.   Even though it was small, the owner curated a wonderful assortment of yarns, with most of my favorite brands and lovely colors.  We found some new yarns too, which was most exciting.  There were custom colorways that were dyed just for the shop in fun colors like “Columbus blue” and “Spring in Columbus”

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The second store is called Shabby Sheep and Ewe.  This was a much larger store and it had a vintage feel to it, with black/white checked floors, dangly twinkle lights, and repurposed furnishings.

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They had a fantastic selection, full of yarns we both loved.  It was hard to look around because every skein was wanting to be petted and told how pretty it was (yarn in general has low self-esteem and you must continually praise its qualities to keep it happy).  Both stores specialized in US milled and dyed yarns, which also made me happy to support mall businesses.  I had fun playing around with colors and combining skeins of yarn.  Here were a couple of my favorite combinations.

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Both stores will be on our Indiana Yarn Crawl in Feb/March and I’m really looking forward to participating this year and visiting the stores again.

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We ate lunch at Sweet Rose Bakery.  We had a delicious meal of homemade veggie quiche and tomato basil soup.  And then finished it off with a made-from-scratch cranberry orange scone.  Oh lovely day..

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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