The title of this blog is a shout-out to AFI. It's not a band I would normally come to really feel much fondness for, but it's kind of lead me back to an old friend and reconciling differences. But we won't go into that. Let me take you, instead, to Kansas City.
I knew of one (1) yarn store in Kansas City before I moved to Utah. It was a small shop in an almost impossible to find spot (I found it once and never again) and it carried beads, eyelash yarn, some stuff I couldn't quite remember and that was about it. Then I moved. Then I moved back.
I figured in the past two years I had been gone, there might be maybe one more yarn store (other than the one in Olathe which I do not consider to be Kansas City...yet). And I was going to meet Karina and Alex--a guy friend from California that I've known for years through LiveJournal but never met in person before--for sushi. Well, I figured I would see what Kansas City had now.
Who sneezed on the map? (You might have to zoom out, when I first looked, it showed me one of yarn store and really, there's far more than that).
Well, I decided that the closest one to Sushi Gin was Yarn Shop And More. For you Mason Dixon Knitting fans, you might recognize this one. And, well, it was adorable. And upon walking in, I was cheerily greeted with a "Hello! If you need anything, let us know!" before my eyes even adjusted to walking in.
Let's just say that it was SO REFRESHING to walk into a store where I felt welcome. I don't get that reception over at the Yarn Barn. I felt completely at ease walking around, snapping fuzzy, poorly-lit pictures (laaame) and walking in a miasma of silence (I scared the proprietress, she thought she was alone when I walked up to ask if I could take pictures). I do believe my favorite thing second to the really nice shopkeeps was this:
Yarn organized by shade and color instead of manufacturer. And lots of skeins of it, too. I was blown away. So much fun! I want to go yarn discovering again. I guess it's time to close my eyes and jab at the Google map again.
Anyways, I think I should show off a little from some of my walks since I really have a lot of pictures that I've taken lately.
Can you tell I adore autumn?