I went to the Hub Mills Factory Store in Lowell for the first time ever this weekend. Twenty-six dollars and fifty cents later, I had this:
Eleven beautiful wads of yarn! (There's a sneaky dark one under the right Juliana.) That store is like a giant candy store, but with yarn instead. So many lovely fibers I'd only ever heard about! And they have a three-dollar bin, and a one-dollar bin, and some of those skinny hanks were discounted because they have no labels!
It's a great store, and it's awesome that I have such a fabulous yarn source so close by, but it's in just about the sketchiest place you could imagine. The store is off of School Street before its intersection with Broadway Street headed toward the river. "Industrial wasteland" is a good way to describe it--but don't let that stop you!
Dan also made us vegan pancakes before we went to Lowell. The recipe he found online wasn't quite right, so he made his own adjustments and ended up with the best pancakes I have ever had. They were so soft and fluffy and creamy and delicious (and fat free!), he just may have to make them every Saturday.