When Basketville was located in the Arlington, VT area I used to make annual trips to see what they had in store. Then the place closed down. I was exciting to discover this year that they're still open, in Putney, VT.
We planned a day trip to the area for some scenic views, basket shopping, and antiquing. When I Googled to see what else Putney had to offer, I discovered Green Mountain Spinnery, a yarn shop. That was the perfect addition to our little road trip!
Green Mountain Spinnery is located right off I-91. I looked around the corner at the end of the exit ramp and there it was!
They make and dye their own yarn right at the facility. I peeked through the doorway from the shop to see what was in process that day.
The shop is small but packed full of different types of fibers in a rainbow of colors. It was tough to choose, but I settled on two skeins of their Alpaca Elegance; one in a grayish purple and the other a dark green. This fiber is a 2-ply DK weight made of 50% alpaca from New England and 50% wool from Targhee (a cross between Rambouillet and Columbia sourced from herds along the Front Range of the Rockies).
I was so excited to get into the store that I didn't notice the beautiful display in the entrance. Look at all of those pompoms! This pompom make was definitely impressed.
I can't wait to make something from this yarn! And I have a feeling I'll be heading back for more...