Thursday, November 19, 2009
This is a post that I have been looking forward to writing for some time now. Why? Because I want to tell everyone I meet about this place! It is quickly becoming a home away from home for me. When I think I am going in for a 'quick trip' I am always surprised at how easily that 'quick trip' can turn into a two- three hour visit!
I discovered Center Street Knits a few months ago, when it was only about a month old. I was looking for a certain type of yarn and found that this was one of the only stores in Michigan that carried it. I thought to myself, "Center Street Knits in Northville...I've never even heard of this place!" And I stopped by the very next day.
The moment I walked in I was blown away. Everything was exactly the way I always pictured my 'dream yarn shop' should look. Hardwood floors, exposed brick wall, beautiful natural light, ample (and quite stylish) seating. The yarn is all quite organized and not overly cluttered in any way- quite aesthetically pleasing!
After talking with the owner, Nancy, for a few minutes, I knew that we would become fast friends. We share very similar tastes on all things knitting, which means she has all my favorites in stock: Rowan, Blue Sky Alpaca, Cascade, Spud & Chloe, Debbie Bliss, and many others too! She also stocks beautiful books, including Kim Hargreaves, my favorite designer!
Oh... and she is currently the only shop carrying a new local designer... can you spot my slippers and pattern on the table above?
Although their website has not been fully launched yet, you can visit them online here and stay posted. They will also have a blog once they get everything up and running- I'm so looking forward to that!
If you are in the area you must stop by and say 'hello'! If not, make a day trip- Northville is a beautiful area with many lovely shops to browse. Make sure you end the day with a stop to Guernsey Farms Dairy for some Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream... you won't be disappointed!