After my delightful visit to the Loopy Ewe, I headed to the Kirkwood Knittery. It is about 4 miles from my first stop. On my way I passed this fantastic nursery where every year they roof their building with flowers. I took a quick picture, although it isn’t as magnificent as it will be in about 6 weeks. It is a St. Louis oddity highlight.
So on to the Kirkwood Knittery. As I drove there a very large storm was bearing down on the city. But inside the Knittery was a pure delight. It is a smaller store than some, but they have a wonderful selection, including skeined Zephyr. I love Zephyr for making lace and was tempted to purchase for another shawl, but I have sooo much laceweight that I haven’t knit with. There was a lesson being conducted with a little girl about 7. Her grandmother had brought her there to learn from Brooke. She was doing very well in her lesson. A born knitter I think. I couldn’t snap many pictures inside the store, as it was pretty small, and I didn’t want to take pictures of any guests and post them. But I was really impressed with her button selection and this really cute little tree of felted booties, so I snuck some pictures of them.
The store was manned by the owner and a lovely woman wearing a pink hat with a flower on it. I don’t know her name, but I loved her pink hat. Although I kept expecting her to offer me a cup of tea, I think i watch too much British television. There was also displayed a lovely capelet. I really wanted to purchase the lucious silk yarn to knit it, but alas, i am not much of a pastel pink person and didn’t like the other colors available in the yarn right then. But maybe one day.
After I purchased my yarn, some lovely course wool to make a new pair of mittens, I made way to Stop 3, Ewe Knit Yarns.