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Long Tail alpaca audknits

YDT Shop #9 – Long Tail Knits

Events, Yarn Shop , September 22, 2016

 

Long Tail Front

It was stop #9 on my Yarn Discovery Tour, and judging by the happy knitters gathered around the table I am not alone in really liking Long Tail Knits. Owner Jeannine Hausch was welcoming and very knowledgeable. As she showed me around the shop’s yarns and spinning supplies, I was impressed by some special lines she carries. For one thing, I am a complete sucker for cashmere. Long Tail Knits has its very own line of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn in a luscious blend of merino and cashmere, with a bit of nylon thrown in for stability. The yarns are shown off on displays with original shawl designs:

Long Tail collage

I appreciate that the store carries products from two local alpaca farms, Whistler’s Glen and Black Walnut.

Long Tail alpaca

I went slightly nuts in this store. Not only does Jeannine carry high-quality yarn, but also she has a few garments for sale. I bought a gorgeous little alpaca-blend Peruvian stranded jacket which I simply must have for winter. I also…you guessed it…bought another sweater’s worth of yarn. Jeannine introduced me to the Cestari line. Not only is the yarn beautiful, it’s entirely made in the USA. I can’t wait to get stitching with it!

Finally, the shop offers all kinds of open knitting times, workshops and events. I don’t know how they keep track of it all!

They kindly added stamp #9 to my Passport.

Long Tail passport

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