When I'm on vacation I always love to visit yarn shops. This year I had many to choose from. I knew I was only going to be able to visit one. I decided to "visit" them on Facebook first. I am so happy I did. I found one Facebook page that I just loved. It was so well done. It was so welcoming. The name of the shop is SAGE Yarns. It is located in Falmouth, MA. What a gorgeous little Cape town...I mean the shops all lined up on Main Street would make a husband run in the opposite direction. I thought how lovely it would be to visit again with a carload of girlfriends!!!
In order to be able to visit the shop we had to travel 25 minutes South of the Bourne Bridge (our route home). Can't say there weren't grumbles from the driver...but I'd not "shopped" at all during our vacation and I really wanted to visit the shop that was so inviting on Facebook.
Sage Yarns is at 263 Main Street in Falmouth. It is right across the street from Falmouth's beautiful town green. The little tourist Cape town was teeming with visitors.
Sage is not the largest yarn shop I have ever visited but it is just as welcoming in person as it was on Facebook. The displays are marvelous with lots of samples to tempt it's customers. Berroco is probably the largest supplier...and why not the company is just a hop, skip and jump away in Uxbridge, MA. Berroco also has Norah Gaughan. I have to admit that she is my favorite designer!
The owner of Sage was busy giving several women a knitting lesson. She stood nearby as her students learned several cast-ons. As a knit teacher it was a joy to listen to her deliver her instructions in a clear, calm, encouraging way. Her students were enjoying being taught.
I wanted to make the beautiful Gap-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley (Free on Ravelry). I was hoping for Cascade 128 which is a bulky weight yarn that I thought would be in my price range. Although SAGE Yarns did not have it they did have several other bulky weight yarns.
While looking at the bulky weight yarn I spotted a really pretty yarn by Plymouth Yarn Co called Gina that I just loved. The scarf sample in the front picture window was made of it...in the exact color combination I loved. That was it for me. I knew my husband was anxious to "get on home" so to the register I went with my four ball of Gina.
The gal who helped me at SAGE Yarns was a delight. She was patient, knowledgable and very cordial.
While I waited to be rung up several local children came in. One thought I worked there - I seem to get that alot! - and asked me if I could direct him to "where Waldo was". I just loved that...it seems they were having a contest in town which had the children go into local shops and try to find where Waldo was hiding. Then they listed it on their contest form. Sweet I thought.
I was able to take a quick picture of the lovely owner of SAGE Yarns. Of course I left home withOUT my trusty digital camera and so I had to take it with my new IPhone. Now I just have to figure out how to get it off there and onto this computer to include it....
One more thing before I go...a truly wonderful knit shop is always there for it's customers...it is always encouraging and teaching it's customers to be better and happier knitters. I would encourage you to read SAGE's blog. Here is my favorite post:
You will learn something very special if you visit this blog...and you will be very very happy if you visit SAGE Fine Gifts and Yarns....I promise...and I don't do that very often.