Friday, January 19, 2007

New Yarn Shop in Hyattsville

Last month, G, L and I went to dinner at Franklin's in Hyattsville. And G noticed a sign in the building across the street that said ... coming soon A Tangled Skein (or Web?) ... yarn shop!

While, Hyattsville is not next door. And there are at least six other yarn shops closer to me, this new one will be especially nice. You see Franklin's is one of G's very favorite places on Earth. It is a micro brewery and pub (with really good food). When he was in grad school, G lived a five-minute walk away and credits about 10 of his current pounds to Franklin's beer. It is actually a cute place: It's very bright, has nice tall ceilings so the smoke isn't too heavy. And it is has a cute "general store" that sells old fashioned candy, cute little toys, more beer and random stuff. It is at the intersection of Gallatin and Route 1. And now, across the street, it appears there will be a yarn store. I always like going to Franklin's anyway, but once that shop opens, I think I may be suggesting we spend the afternoon in Hyattsville: lunch at Franklin's, a bit of shopping while G sits in the bar (I'll drive of course), maybe a movie at the Greenbelt theater that shows "art" films. Good times. I wish I knew when it was opening. I couldn't find anything about it on google.

p.s. I am knitting, will post about that, and the cool knitting stuff I got for Christmas--I've just been too lazy to upload photos--later today or this weekend.

5 comments:

Lolly said...

I just saw something about this today, T! It was on Berroco's website about stores that carry their yarns/patterns. It said "Tangled Skein" and I knew it must be new. That is so exciting. This could very well be something that Kris and I could check out too. He loves beer and I love yarn ;)

Anonymous said...

WOOT! I am about 6 miles from Franklin's, (never heard of it before, I just went and looked at the site) and all I have to do is drive down Rt 1. That's great. I wonder when they will be open.....I am already itching to make shmoo go eat at the bar while I take my time browsing the shop.

Larissa said...

sounds like we should arrange a mini meet w/ yarn and beer. YOu know I'm so there!

Yarn Coffee said...

I love new yarn stores! I can't wait to go. You should arrange a yarn store tour when it opens!

Anonymous said...

It just opened on Jan. 23rd! I don't think it's open on Sundays, but definitely the rest of the week.