My stop #2 on the Yarn Discovery Tour was in the Boardman/Canfield area near Youngstown. When I first looked up The Flaming Ice Cube on the internet, I thought, “Huh? I thought this was supposed to be a yarn shop, but here’s information about cafés. What gives?”
Well, was I ever in for a wonderful surprise. While the downtown Cleveland location is indeed a café, the Boardman/Canfield location offers not only delectable food, but also delectable yarn. I am so excited about this yarn store! While it may not be large, it makes up for it by offering a beautifully edited selection of very nice yarns. Classic Elite, Blue Sky Fibers, and Skacel are some brands I don’t see everywhere. There was also a bit of Malabrigo and Madelinetosh as well as a few Berroco and Cascade mainstays.
I was assisted by a super-friendly staff member who had just the right combination of enthusiasm and knowledge to make my shopping trip fun and successful.
I got into serious trouble here in the HiKoo Simplicity section. With so many unusual and pretty colors, can you blame me for buying three sweaters’ worth?
As you can imagine, all that yarn discovery excitement left me hungry. When I was done shopping I headed into the café section in the front of the store for lunch. As the website says, “Our goal is to serve the best tasting food around – and it just happens to be vegan.” The food was out of this world!
And here’s Passport stamp #2…