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April 15, 2009

K1

Filed under: LYS — mknit @ 4:40 pm

Today another yarn store review on my latest yarn crawl.

There’s nothing better for a knitter than to include a yarn crawl in her work/pleasure travels. When I visited Edinburgh in March 2009 for the Hsks7 meet-up, of course a yarn store visit was included, besides all the castle and the house of worships.  This is K1, the Knitting Boutique, and a boutique it was.

the yarn shop

there’s me holding my Hufflepuff Poncho in the bag, behind me is the store front, on the hilly street.  The rest of the girls are inside already, I lagged behind to take the picture.

this is what i find greeting me inside.

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I love the yarn buckets.

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there are one person chairs laid out in the middle of the store for people to sit and grab a cupcake and tea  should they feel the need to sit down and knit or chat with their friends, or in our case, deposit those who did not care about the yarn, ie the little ones and Vicky.

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If you will look past Donetta, you might be able to spy some cupcakes, which after spending 2 mins in the store, I had decided that I am hungry and thus warrants a purple sparkly cupcake.  I chose the MOST sparkly.

The yarn store was albeit small for the US standards, but it has the same feel as Abuelitas, it’s laid out well, not too cluttery, as other yarn stores i’ve visited where they just like to pack everything in as much as possible.  The bonus of being able to eating in the store (although i don’t know how shop owners can stand it surrounded by all the yarn, aren’t you afraid of your merch getting dirty?), and the friendly staffer.  She was very nice, even if I did not catch her name.

I walked away purchasing some sock yarn that is unique to the store, Noro Silk Garden.  I was a happy camper.  Others purchased their own delightful skeins, and we all left a happy camper.

I highly recommend K1, should you happen to be visiting Edinburgh!

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