Du Nord

Late in April, my parents and I went up north to visit family. I asked to stop at the yarn shop previously missed in last year’s somewhat local yarn shop crawl, Unraveled in Pequot Lakes. (The address is listed at the bottom of the linked post; I can’t find a web presence for the shop.)

We got there too late, and the store was closed for the day. Rats! It looks like a cute shop, here’s a picture.

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We stopped to have dinner with friends at a newish restaurant, The Lucky Moose Bar & Grill in Walker. It’s a cute place and the food was tasty. The wine list was in front of my seat, so I snapped a couple pictures of the amusing names before we left.

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Three Blind Moose not only has a cute logo, they have a cute website. And what knitter couldn’t resist a wine with a sheepy logo (Le Grand Noir)?

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Although I didn’t make any yarny purchases that weekend, I did pick up two knitting pattern booklets self-published by a local knitter (Cass Lake). As you can see, both volumes focus on Aran work. They contain a variety of cables that can be used in scarves, headbands, gift bags, afghans, vests, or shawls. What I liked best were these bed socks resembling Irish step dance shoes (in Vol. 2).

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I hope we’ll go back up north again this summer. Mom’s boss’s sister has just become the new owner of <a target=”_blank” title=”Yarnworks store (New Window)’ href=”http://www.yarnworksofmn.com/”>The Yarnworks in Grand Rapids, and I’d love to visit the shop. : )

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10 Responses to “Du Nord”

  1. Chris Says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 8:50 am

    There’s a yarn store in Grand Rapids?!?? Hmm – that’s not THAT far from my brother and SIL’s cabin…

  2. Jeanne Says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 9:52 am

    So many shops I have never visited!

  3. Guinifer Says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Those bed socks are a hoot!

  4. Dave Says:
    May 21st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Those socks are cool. Just imagine how much cooler they would be in … green and purple. ;-)

  5. Opal Says:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 9:22 am

    I love Aran work. I wish I could do more of it! The names of those wines are too cute!

  6. mrspao Says:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Hehe :) I bet you wanted to get your needles out straight away to knit those!

  7. Carrie K Says:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    My niece would LOVE those bedsocks, therefore she must never see them.

    The Unraveled shop does look charming!

    3 Blind Moose? Did you try their Pinot Grigio? Because for some reason, it sounds like it must be fabulous.

  8. rina Says:
    May 23rd, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    That’s one cool sock. Reminds me of ice skating.

  9. kmkat Says:
    May 26th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    If you get to Park Rapids, check out Monica’s (Monika’s? don’t remember) Great selection and excellent prices.

  10. OzKnitter Says:
    May 29th, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Kewl socks, which will you knit first?

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