Homespun: Lorna’s Laces

One of the joys of being a knitter and traveling is yarn stores. They’re everywhere, including random suburbs of Chicago. But here’s the thing…it’s not really about the yarn. I can buy Cascade 220 anywhere; but outside of Chicagoland, Lorna’s Laces is pretty hard to find so I spend my time here in Chicago tracking down the elusive beauty that is Shepherd Sport sock yarn.

As best I can figure it, a woman named Beth Casey started with beautiful yarns and started playing with dye to see what she’d get. This worked out, obviously. People loved her stuff and started buying it until she got too popular to do it on her own so now, she works with Lorna’s Laces to produce her amazing yarns for mass market.

The plan fails, though, because their stuff is so good that it sells way too fast. Recently, they moved their factory to N.Honore in Chicago to get more space…hopefully, to feed more yarn junkies like me! In theory, Maurice and I will be procuring more of this crack joy as we travel around and waste time in other parts of Chicagoland.

More info: Lorna’s Laces

Comments are closed.

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.