Thursday, June 3, 2010
A visit to Nezinscot Farm
The morning the babe and I took a little field trip to Nezinscot Farm. They offer a wonderful selection of organic meats, dairy, baked goods and ... wait for it... yarrrrrrrrn. Now, farm yarn is pretty much my absolute favorite yarn. It's just more sentimental ... or something.
Anyway, the farm store was incredibly charming without trying to be. Everything was functional but also so picturesque if you know what I mean. I quickly grabbed a loaf of freshly baked bread and then hunted around for the holy grail... where were they hiding the yarn? When I inquired I was lead in the direction of the stairs ... ooooh the excitement mounted as I helped my son up the steps.
We got up to the top and I was taken aback at the sight. The wall in front of me was lined with bins and bins of wool yarns... natural... handpainted... all the squishy lovely skeins quietly beckoning to be picked up.
Nobody was in the shop but it was truly full of life. The shop was the entire second floor loft of the farm store. Every nook and cranny had fibery goodness tucked in to it. It was the type of shop a knitter walks in to and gets a little weepy at the sight.... rocking chairs, comfy couches, spinning wheels, tables and tables of gadgets, tools, notions, books, patterns, baskets, hand written signs, notes, suggestions. Handknit mittens and hats everywhere. It was a virtual knitting candy store.
I had a hard time choosing some lovelies to accompany me back home. I ended up choosing three hanks single ply medium brown/grey wool. I can't believe I didn't leave with some of the amazing creamy cormo. I'm a sucker for cormo. But I left it there as a promise to come back and visit again.
It was sort of strange being in such a lively environment without anyone else there. It was so full of life. The sounds of the farm outside, barking dogs, laughter. The smells of something yummy cooking downstairs. It was a fun experience.
We eventually made our way back down, the babe selected a treat and we were off. Over the hills and through the woods on the way home. We'll definitely be back.
To plan your own visit to Nezinscot Farm, please visit their web site by clicking here.