Dash of Massachusetts: Woolpack Yarns in Acton – Knit Talk 2011/06/02
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?
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.
One definite positive about Woolpack is the comfortable feeling you have whether you want to knit or get help.
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.
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,