my friend trish and i made a little excursion to brooklyn general store in carroll gardens. this place is part yarn shop, part fabric shop, and entirely fabulous!
even if we did not like that sort of thing... (which, trust me, WE DO!!!) ...it would have been worth the trip just to see this magnificent KNITTED TREE that stands at the front of the shop! very possibly the most impressive piece of yarncraft i have ever seen in my entire life. (sorry, i wish it was a better photo!) totally amazing!
unfortunately, the knitted tree has attracted knitted squirrels. ok, just the *ONE* squirrel, but he is four foot tall and could easily chase your rottweiller up a (non-knitted, and hopefully quite sturdy) tree!!! luckily, the local bird population does not seem to mind such things:
in addition to the decor, the selection of goods was marvelous, (yarn galore, AMAZING fabrics, good selection of tools, ribbon to die for, and the largest array of sewing & knitting books i've ever seen in one place!) the saleswoman was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the shop is a totally delightful place to while away an afternoon.
mindful of the fact that i'd be carrying my weekender backpack first on foot, then on the subway and bus, i was pretty restrained in my purchases; but i did get some gorgeous ribbon (you can see a bit at the bottom of this arch thingie) and i couldn't resist some very fun & funky oilcloth...even BEFORE i saw these great 1950's brochures at oilcloth international's website!
isn't it great when the biggest problem you have is deciding WHAT TO MAKE FIRST??!?! ♥♥♥