Dash of Massachusetts: Woolpack Yarns in Acton – Knit Talk 2011/06/02

Posted on 2, June 2011 by


Woolpack Yarns in Acton, MA

When I drove to the outskirts of Boston, I was anticipating a lot. Not only was I going to meet up with my longtime friend ErickaJo of the “Armed with Pointy Sticks” blog, but I was going to see some really fun people at a REALLY fun shop. You would think that I had been at the Woolpack before with the feelings that I had. Actually I had visited their booth at the last STITCHES East and knew immediately that I wanted to visit them when given a chance. I mean, how cool is it to have a lemonade stand as your register in a booth?

Woolpack Yarns at STITCHES East 2010

Upon walking into the Woolpack, there was no disappointment to spoil my expectations. Warmly greeted, I was left to investigate the shop’s displays, and found much to excite the yarn-lover in me. The creative energy of the crew is apparent and I felt recharged as I walked around.
Cracker Jack PromotionSBL's spacerQiviut sock yarn!SBL's spacerNeedle felted Yarn Goddess and her sweet husband

One definite positive about Woolpack is the comfortable feeling you have whether you want to knit or get help.
Look who's here!!SBL's spacerOwner Janet assisting a customer match buttons to a project

Who is this LYS: Woolpack Yarn Company, owned by Janet Hampson
What else do they sell besides yarn and patterns: buttons, notions, Namaste Bags, assorted needle felting kits, roving — > QIVIUT SOCK YARN!!
Where is it: in Acton Woods Plaza at 340 Great Road (Rts 2A/119 & 27) Acton, MA 01720
When are the hours: M-W, F, & Sat 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Th 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
How to get there: For public transit, use the MBTA’s Fitchburg/South Acton Line from North Station to Fitchburg, then take a cab. For those who drive, since the store is in a shopping center, parking is free and wonderfully accessible.
Telephone: 978-263-3131
Online access: Website, Facebook, Twitter
Amenities/perks: customer restroom, tables to craft/sit while you wait

Want to see more of this awesome shop (besides checking out their shots on Flickr)? Come to their booth at STITCHES East this October!! Though I could not get them to spill the beans on what their booth idea was going to be, I did try my best. 🙂

Bunny hugs for now,
Kimberly =:8