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If you’ve been following the blog for a while you might recall that we recently took a family vacation down to Texas. Yes, we went to Texas in the middle of July. It was over 100 degrees while we were there. It was great to see family and friends, and of course, I went yarn shopping.
The first store I went to was The Knitting Nest. It’s bright, clean, and organized. If one of those professional organizer tv shows ever did a yarn store, it would probably wind up looking just like the Knitting Nest.
They have a nice collection of yarn, including a wall of Cascade wool (220, 128, and more). Their website boasts that they stock every currently made color of Cascade 220. I picked up a skein of the 128 in a vibrant pink. As a University of Texas at Austin graduate I was psyched to see that they carried Lorna’s Laces yarn in the Longhorn colorway (that’s the UT mascot). I must, Must, MUST pick up that yarn next time.
The Knitting Nest is one of the pilot stores for Ravelry’s In-Store Pattern Sales Program. You can browse patterns on Ravelry at a computer at the store, and purchase the pattern right then and there. They’ll even print it out for you. It’s a fantastic program and I really think it’s going to revolutionize they was in-store pattern sales are done. You can read more about the program here.
They had just had their Summer Picnic Contest where people brought in knit and crochet picnic food. The items entered were on display. It’s really nice to see a store that actively involves its patrons like that.
If you’re in the Austin, TX area, definitely take a trip to the Knitting Nest.
I love it! It looks like a cozy but funky place. Plus, you can’t beat a mural drawn and written by Franklin Habit.
Definitely cozy. They have a nice spot with couches to sit and crochet or knit.
Thanks for showing both the knitting stores in Austin. I am moving to Austin in about a year from CA and was worried about having a good store and community of knitters. I am now excited to see them both!
Glad I could help! You’ll love Austin. I lived there for 7 years, and I really miss it.
I love this e-book!The only problem for me is that I’m not so good in rdeiang english/american knitting-terms. Alltough with the videos I can learn everythin I se :-)I’ve had it since the release and have already learnt alot.I’m sorry that my english isn’t so good, but I think you understand me ;-)Thank You! from the north of Sweden,Ingela Tampio living in Kiruna