This morning we had to go into the CBD to run a few errands. While we were there, I took the opportunity to visit Holland Road Yarn Company’s new store!
The really exciting thing about this new store is that it is right in the heart of Wellington city! It is on the upper level of the Grand Arcade on Willis St, in the middle of the retail district. I have been meaning to get to it ever since it opened in January, but as I do not work in the city centre, it’s hard to get to except on weekends. It’s the best thing for those who work in the city, or for visitors to Wellington though!
I would suspect that most keen knitters who are already customers of Holland Road Yarn Company would know this, but in case you are visiting Wellington and looking for delicious knitting yarn, or haven’t been into the shop for a while, here’s a little look at what’s on offer in the nice new space on Willis St. Photos courtesy of the eldest boy who was glad to occupy himself with the camera while I browsed and chatted with the nice assistant:
this one was viewed with a lot of excitement, and I think I may have to pay a return visit…
The 50g skeins are the same price as that of two 25g balls, but they have been hand-dyed by Koigu in some very tempting colourways as you can see!! I was especially excited to see these, as this particular iteration of Air was initially only available in the US from the YarnSisters, the US distributor for Zealana. I was sadly thinking I would miss out on all the fun. Happy days!
As with the Petone store, the Willis St store also has an enormous, comfy sofa in which you can sit and knit, and I believe that knit nights are also held there. More information about these can be found on Holland Road Yarn Company’s website.
Being able to open a second yarn store is a massive accomplishment in today’s world of online shopping and limited budgets. Tash Barneveld has got the mix of online and physical presence, the selection of good quality New Zealand and overseas yarns and a lovely space in which to mingle in perfect balance. Wellington’s knitters (and crocheters!) are so very thankful to this talented young woman!
Did I manage to get out of there wallet unscathed? Silly question, huh!? ;-D
I’m particularly besotted with Summer Crush because it reminds me of this…
In fact, I think it’s a fairly perfect replica of this gorgeous shade of rose, which I’ve been looking for in a yarn for a wee while. How could I not partake!?? 🙂