I rarely pass a yarn shop without going in. I love handling the soft yarn, and seeing all the new colorways. So, when we were out walking a couple of days ago, and saw Black Sheep Yarns in Kent, CT, of course I went in. Bo even went in with me, and played with Nellie, shown below. Every yarn shop needs a resident dog, and this shop has a gem. Nellie is a puppy and, unlike most puppies, is quite calm. She laid just below the check-out counter and rolled over for a tummy rub from every customer who approached her.
Nellie’s owner is also the shop owner, Nancy A. Hamilton. Nancy is a lovely, friendly, and gracious lady. I wish I could have hung around long enough to get to know her. I really got lucky when I wandered into this yarn shop. It seems that Connecticut Magazine voted Black Sheep Yarns the best yarn shop in Connecticut for both 2013 and 2014!
Did I buy any yarn? Of course I bought some yarn — and a pattern, too. Here they are. Nancy printed this pattern for me from Ravellry.com.
Nancy’s shop is at #12 Old Barn Road, in Kent, CT 06757, and is open every day except Tuesdays. Her phone is 860-927-3808. You can go to her website BlackSheepYarnsCT.com by clicking right here.
If we are ever up this way again, I will definitely stop at Black Sheep Yarns. Count on it.
The Bulls Bridge:
Earlier that day, we visited one of the few remaining fully functional covered bridges in Connecticut, the Bulls Bridge. The bridge dates back to 1842.
Like all covered bridges, it carries only one lane of traffic, so if a car or truck has already entered the bridge, you must wait. So far, on this trip we have visited 3 covered bridges. I have a published article entitled “Alabama’s Covered Bridges”. After we return home, I will write an article on HubPages about the bridges we have seen on this trip.