I had thought looking for yarn for my friend Kay’s scarf while on vacation might be a little silly in the south, so when I first walked into Wild Fibre, I was really surprised to find Malabrigo — toasty 100% merino wool — on display in front of the door. After talking with some of the folks from their Tuesday night knitting group, I realized there must be a lot of transplants from colder climes who either haven’t figured out bulky wool is a bit much for the low country, or knit for friends and family back at home.
I was made so welcome to their group and had a fantastic couple of hours of knitting while Mike was off checking out a local disc golf course. There are some storytellers among that bunch, I tell ya, and I was thoroughly entertained. Of course I didn’t leave empty handed, picking up a skein of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solid in Bark, and a couple of skeins of Debbie Bliss Pure Silk in orange (for Kay’s scarf, I think — there’s more coming from WEBS for that). I was just getting ready to leave when I spied some R2 Paper near the register. I commented to Mike that I’ve been interested in trying it out, and darn it if he didn’t talk me into buying some. The enabling stinker. I walked out with six balls in blue; I have no idea what I’m going to do with them.
Since Cass St. closed, I’ve been sad not to have an LYS nearby, and would have been happy to have them back. Now that I’ve visited Savannah, though, I want Wild Fibre to come to Fort Wayne, instead.