Thursday, March 15, 2012

yarn crawl across mississippi: jackson

Earlier this week we were able to make a quick excursion to Jackson, Mississippi--which meant I could visit one of my favorite yarn shops in the entire state, the Knit Studio (location, hours). A couple of factors make it one of my favorites ... the owner, Judy, is one of the friendliest, most gracious people I've ever met. She's an owner that truly makes you feel welcome, not snubbed. And on top of that, she has an amazing selection of gorgeous yarns. Noro, Berroco, Manos del Uruguay, Blue Sky Alpacas, .... I could go on and on .... (full list of product lines here). And her shop is open and airy, full of natural light. You just feel happy the minute you step inside of it. It's probably a good thing I live 2.5 hours away!

Of course, I couldn't leave without a few goodies, could I?

Filatura Di Crosa Baby Zarino Print (destined to become a baby hat)

Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Paints (destined to become a kid's cardigan)

Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Lace (all for meeeeeee.... project TBD)

If you make the trek to the Knit Studio, I highly recommend refueling at Majestic Burgers, an awesome gourmet burger place in the same shopping center. Sweet potato fries, asian coleslaw, hearty burgers in great flavor combos ... my mouth is watering just thinking about it!


  1. What a fantastic shop!! I love the layout.

    Mmmmm...burgers.... OK, now I'm really hungry. =)

  2. Yarn, and then burgers? What a great day!

  3. This looks like an amazing shop, no wonder you would go out of your way to visit. Especially when the owner is so friendly. I cannot say how many yarn stores I have been into where the owner or employees have been the complete opposite. Although that may have something to do with age, some yarn stores haven't figured out that younger people knit/crochet too and they assume that we are shoplifters.
    I love, love the color of Zauberball you chose, I cannot wait to see what you make with it!

  4. The Knit Studio is beautifully arranged with colors of quality yarn. Patterns and assesories for knitters & crocheters are plentiful. Every time I visit the shop I leave with a new project. If you need help the ladies are happy to assist. Love his shop! Want a duplicate in Madison or Brandon area.