Hello McKnittey friends!
We're two friends who met through quilting and realized we had similar goals in life. We each wanted meaningful work - work that would make an impact. This need to "make a difference" has inspired us to open a store with yarn that is mindfully produced. We strive to provide you with the most natural, sustainable fingering and lace weight yarns. We are not a big box craft store and our yarn is not big box either.
Many of the yarns we carry are made from alternative fibers. We invite you to explore yak, llama, possum and pearl. Some are free trade yarns. With each purchase, you will be impacting the futures of orphans and vulnerable children by providing education and resources that will allow their dreams to become realities. Come be a part of our community.
No trip to Galveston would be complete without a trip to the Strand Historic District. The Strand was originally Avenue B which ran parallel to Galveston Bay. It was a merchant area near the wharf and the merchant there thought calling it "the Strand" gave it a more upscale sound. Now the Strand encompasses many blocks downtown and is a shopping and entertainment district.
Here Mrs. Crosby and I enjoy a delightful repast from the Rooftop Bar of the Historic Tremont House. We just loved watching the cruise ships leave for parts unknown.
Day 2 we visited the Moody Gardens. The Moody Gardens are a botanical garden in Galveston with landscape designs by Geoffrey Jellicoe. The Aquarium Pyramid was closed so we visited the Rainforest Pyramid.
Highlights of the Rainforest Pyramid for us were the butterflies.
The new colorways really seemed to attract these lovelies!
Also of interest was the orchids!
The weather is lovely! Wish you were here!
Very excited to be heading to sunny climes with Mrs. Crosby. As you may know, she is a purveyor of fine fibers and I was thrilled to be able to bring her along to Galveston, Texas and share some of favorite spots in this beautiful and historic Texas city.
Our lodging is at the Sally Trueheart Williams home on Broadway in the East End Historic District. I would highly recommend it. It was built in 1928 and it built in a Spanish Revival style. The renovations to the interior are very comfortable while maintaining the integrity of this home.
Here you can see Mrs. Crosby's new colorways (LtoR: Claude, Beauregard, Nolan and Harper) of Satchel in a deck chair in the front yard. The colors seem to blend so well with the tropical environs. If you are interested, we have the new colors in Reticule, Train Case, and Satchel.
Here they are waiting in the porte-cochere to go on another excursion.
It is beautiful. Wish you were here!