Thursday, September 29, 2011

Brooklyn General Store

{For All Your Knitting Needs}







Let's make a list of items integral to the essence of a great small town general store:

- baling twine
- tinctures
- surly postmistress
- pickled eggs
- live baby animals on a seasonal basis
- fishing lures

So the magical Brooklyn General Store doesn't have any of that stuff, but they do have an outstanding selection of sewing and knitting materials, vintage ribbon on wooden spools, natural pigment dying kits and an unbelievable assortment of sumptuous yarn. And all at more reasonable prices than most of the yarn shops I've visited in Manhattan. Totally worth the bike ride over there for all your knitting needs. Totes magotes.

20 comments:

  1. oh my, oh my. that vintage ribbon!!! LOVE.

    also- "live baby animals on a seasonal basis". you are hysterical. but i totally agree.

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  2. oh the ribbon! oh the yarn!!! lust!

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  3. I'm totally checking this place out when I'm in Brooklyn. Thanks.

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  4. day with kate- i speak about such things because i have first-hand knowledge and experience with such things. example: spring chicks, layers vs. roasters, rosedale mills feed store, hopewell, new jersey.

    and yes! ribbonz! yarnz! delicious. the place is a gem. and i never would have known about it cept my darling cousin (who knows all the cool stuff) happens to work there on sundays.

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  5. such places make me a little crazy.......i could use some plain white grosgrain just about now.

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  6. such lovely colors! oh goodness, i wish i knew how to knit now. :)

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  7. Those hexagons of embroidery floss are PERFECT.

    Want.

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  8. Those trims are just lovely.

    -Sara-

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  9. heck yes, cousine! oodles of loovles!

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  10. i'm in love. (look at that colour-coding! *swoon*) it looks like it was meant for some hard-core exploration...i'm SO there next time i'm in brooklyn!

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  11. loving the vintage ribbons. have been looking for a store like this here in switzerland forever. maybe i find one soon in melbourne?? :)

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  12. it's like a beautiful explosion of rainbow brite! me loves. me misses you. sigh. xo

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  13. It's a beautiful color coordinated heaven!

    xo
    cortnie

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  14. oh man, I think I would die of happiness in a place like this! Sooo many ribbons to drool over...

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  15. Mlle P- that's why I heart you. Whimsy, yes, but always with a healthy dose of reality/calm/much-needed-simplicity. xo

    Uryone else- thanks and yes! A rainbow room in organized lil' boxes is enough to make a knitter weep. If any of you have rad links to special wool purveyors, do send them along.

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  16. Those look so gorgeous, I have such a soft spot for pretty yarns and ribbons.

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  17. This is so nice, after a gray rainy gray humid gray day in Boo Jersey.

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