I'm happy to kick off this yarn party with a booming yarn palace- Loopy Yarns of Chicago, IL!
Loopy Yarns is a store that makes an effort to welcome customers and make them feel at home. Located in Chicago's famous downtown "Loop", the store is beautiful, quaint, and inviting.
|Loopy Yarns is located in a beautiful red brick building at historic Dearborn Station.|
After hearing about Loopy Yarns from my online activities (and knowing they host celebrity classes!), I was really excited about visiting this famous yarn store that has everything!
|You know I immediately zeroed in on the crocheted samples. Check out this wire dress form!|
|Pretty! (And check out the little duck to the right. Hi, Duckie!)|
|I thought this was a neat technique- a felted bowl with synthetic fiber worked in. Great effect.|
|Mom found a project in the corner.|
Every luxury fiber I've heard of was there. In all the pretty colors. Look at all those luscious colors!
|Downstairs at Loopy Yarns|
In addition to all of the beautiful yarn available upstairs, there is a spacious and comfortable space downstairs boasting a large sale section (yes!), a classroom, a spinning corner, and comfy chairs in which to sit, relax, crochet, knit, and spin. This is pretty close to paradise.
|I wonder when Mom will take up spinning. It's so her. She's a textile addict.|
|I found this Linda Permann sample on a comfy chair downstairs. |
I love it when I can identify designs!
So what was the damage?
All told, I did pretty well at Loopy Yarns. I often get overwhelmed in US yarn stores because there is so much to buy but I never have projects in mind, so... I just picked up these few little things.
|Yes, those are Addis. And yes, they do rule!|
|And it all came in this fabulous tote bag, which was free (because I bought so much).|
They keep in touch, too! I joined the mailing list and I got a sweet birthday greeting and coupon that I can use when I go back.