On a recent anniversary trip, we made a little detour to a yarn store. Matt was, for the first time, hesitant to make this detour, merely because this was a short trip and he wanted to focus on our anniversary. But then he decided that seeing a new island would be good. So we traveled from Jekyll Island, GA to neighboring St. Simons Island to see the sights…and the local yarn store: The Stitchery of St. Simons.
(Unfortunately, due to an untimely phone transfer, I lost all of my photos of The Stitchery. So instead, I’ll be showing you the yarn I bought there!)
We made this little detour to a LYS on a Friday and traffic on this small island was very intense. So intense that we drove right by The Stitchery! It also didn’t help that GoogleMaps doesn’t have the correct picture of the storefront, so we were looking for the wrong thing. Never fear, my sharp eye caught sight of the sign and we found the shop, eventually.
The Stitchery is a very cute shop, filled to the brim with yarn, embroidery thread, needlepoint supplies, and other goodies. The lady who greeted me was very nice, exhibiting true Southern hospitality! We had a lovely conversation!
The Stitchery doesn’t have a ton of yarn, but they have some very lovely yarn. The reason I wanted to go was mainly because they carry yarn dyed on the island: Island Dyeworks. The owner of the shop, Bo, dyes this yarn!
While I loved so many of the colorways of this yarn, which came on some super soft bases, I ended up only getting a mini skein (for Battenberg Blanket squares). I also bought a skein of sock yarn from another new-to-me dyer.
Other yarns included Araucania, Beetstreet Yarns, Wonderland Yarns, Noro, Berrocco, Madelinetosh, Brediculous Yarns, and Plymouth Yarns.
If you’re in southeast Georgia or anywhere near Jacksonville, FL, St. Simons is a great day trip….and the Stitchery is well worth a detour!
I love supporting local yarn stores whenever we travel. Keeping these small businesses going is essential for crafters and knitters alike! The Stitchery will not disappoint and I guarantee you will find something to love in this store.