Yarn shop review

Casting On

One of the things I got to do in Wisconsin was visit a yarn shop! I was looking back over my posts, and the last yarn shop I visited was in Las Vegas when we went there in November of 2019. No wonder I got so excited about visiting this shop!

We visited Casting On in Appleton – a very nice little shop with a pretty good stock of knitting, crocheting and spinning supplies. They have classes and knit nights, as well as offering private lessons. There was a class gathering as we went in, and everyone was friendly and chatty. There was a real mix of clientele! You know how most of us crafters get irritated at news people who characterize all knitters as grandmas. Well, this place did have a share of grandma-style persons, but also had a small group of young goth girls as well as some Moms with babies – all shopping and crafting away, friendly as can be.

I did not get any photos in the shop itself, possibly because I was overcome with yarn shopping excitement. However, if you follow the link to the shop’s website above, you will get some nice pictures of the place. I did come away with some finds:

If you are ever in the Appleton area, check it out! Have you gotten out to any new places lately?

20 thoughts on “Casting On

  1. That sounds like a fun place to visit! I wish there was something like that here. My mom and I went to a fabric shop a while back that was in an old warehouse. She loves sewing so she found a lot of stuff.

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  2. It’s been a while since I’ve been into a yarn shop myself, but I am going on vacation Wednesday. There’s no shops directly near where I’m staying, but I’m thinking of stopping a one or more on my way there or back, since it’s a 4 hour drive.

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  3. I’m very excited to see how that beautiful deep blue with the red part (Mary-Ann) knits up. I wish nearby we had a proper yarn shop, not one just selling acrylic yarns. I was a little overcome with yarn choices when I was at Karelia House on our way home from our trip, they are a Rowan special outlet and they had so many Rowan yarns I ended up not even getting one.

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