I know this is a long time coming, but I don’t know how these other bloggers do it. Between work, the fire department, packed full weekends, and trying to squeeze in some knitting so I actually have progress to show you, my loyal readers, I run fresh out of time to actually post!
I do want to share my wonderful visit to The Sedona Knit Wits. The shop is easy to find amongst many nice boutiques and small businesses. A welcoming sign greeted me as we pulled into the lot. I must say Thank You to my brother and Kookie at this point, for not only letting me sneak into the shop for a quick visit, but actually coming in to say “Hi” to the proprietress. I was greeted by so many colors and textures right off. I almost did not know where to start. I was able to meet Petra Breakstone, the owner of the shop.
I asked Petra how long she had been running the shop and she told me her story of accidental yarn shop ownership. Petra was confronted about four years ago by a loyal customer of the previous yarn shop in Sedona. She had learned the shop would be closing up and was hopeful that Petra might be looking for a new venture in life. Petra has been interested in the fiber arts for a while, but never before considered making it her career. She ultimately agreed to keep a yarn up and running in Sedona.
Due to a tight budget and an empty shop, Petra began crocheting like crazy to display the yarns she had to offer. She laughs now to recall that she became known as the knit shop owner that doesn’t knit. Of course she does knit and she knows what knitters like. She carries a wide range of locally crafted buttons and notions, locally dyed yarns, popular national brands and offers many opportunities for knitters old and new to sit and knit and maybe learn something new. Petra only has two days a week where there is not a class or knitting circle. The shop is closed Sunday and Monday they keep it low-key in the shop.
After years of slowly building the shop, Petra is pleased with the busy hub of activity it has become over the past eight months. Carrying enough yarn to knock yer socks off and then knit up a new pair. Being a warmer climate The Knit Wits also carries a host of cottons, tencel, silk and bamboo. I myself picked up two lovely skeins of Mary Gavin Yarns in Cuesta 100% superwash merino wool. I was also impressed with Teresa Ruch Designs and House Mountain Yarns. Of course they also carry tried and true brands such as Cascade and Berroco. I could have spent another couple of hours sitting and soaking it all in, but alas, I had a race to run. If you are in Sedona, I recommend twisting what ever arms needed to get a chance to pop in and touch as many fibers as possible.
I have got to go sew some ends in and fiddle with my secret project. I promised a pattern and by golly, I aim to deliver!