Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

Tess’ Designer Yarns! Wow!


I don’t think I’ve ever spent three hours hanging out in a yarn shop before.  I can’t begin to describe Tess’ Yarn, but I’m pretty sure my photos will help.

This is just one wall!

All the yarn is displayed by color.  There are about 30 different types of yarn in a rainbow of colors.  I had a hard time getting out of the purple, royal blue and lime green mode.  But I did it.

I kept going back to the browns as well.  They were so rich, and in such a variety of fibers!  I loved all the yarns with silk in them.  There was such a rich depth of color!

I’m not really a pink person, but look how gorgeous the variation is!

I had such a great time with Pamela.  She was working in the shop and sorting patterns.  We talked and laughed and analyzed color.  Then I’d make a few more rounds and come back with more wonderful colors.  She just made my afternoon even more delightful!

This is part of the Superwash Merino Lace.  They are sold in 500 yard hanks for only $10!

I think this was the silk laceweight.  Look at the sheen!

I kept coming back to this wall.  This yarn is called Baby Bunny.  It’s merino wool, angora, and nylon.  It makes darling baby garments. This is sock weight, but not recommended for socks because of the angora.  However, there were two full walls of sock yarn to make any sock addict happy!

I can’t show you any photos of my yarn, because I’m having Melinda ship it home.  You’ll see it in bits as I start working with it!

If you’re going to Stitches East, make sure you go find these ladies.  Otherwise, go take a look at their website.  You can order online as well.

The Genius and I are going to go pack the car and take a quick walk before we head back to Boston.  It’s sunny today, so I’m going to take a few photos.  I may freeze though.  It’s cold!



Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

8 thoughts on “Tess’ Designer Yarns! Wow!

  1. Oh those browns!
    I almost morphed right into these photos! What a fabulous fiber adventure.

  2. You bought so much it had to be shipped home! YAY!!!

  3. I’m now really curious what you had shipped home!

  4. This will sound nuts- but doesnt her yarn SMELL the best?! I love her yarns! and the sock yar is terrific-love it! Sounds like you had a great vacation.

  5. Looks like Heaven! How do you even begin to choose . . . .? Have a safe trip home.

  6. My best cousin lives in Portland and when I visit we make a tour of yarn shops-there are so many! Tess’ is a must-visit. I think our record one weekend was 9 shops in 3 days. We don’t like to rush! You made me nostalgic for a visit East!

  7. Maria
    Hey I’m living vicariously through your travels- I need more photos!! You have surely dug your way out of the laundry room by now 🙂

  8. Ohhh yes! I know this shop well. It’s like walking in to a knitters crayon box!! It totally changes your perspective of color. I love the unconventional displays of yarns… I could just fall in to it all. I haven’t been in the shop in quite a while. Your photos are enticing me to make a special trip. 🙂

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