Knitting was invented to turn the tumbling balls of yarn that littered the badlands habitat of early man into a soft, warm blanket for man's first pet rock. Create something cozy with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fiber-arts supplies at Yarns by Design in Neenah.
Yarns by Design supplies do-it-yourself fiber artists with the necessary supplies for every cozy masterpiece. Beneath the retro tin ceiling, 2,000 square feet of fiber arts and accouterments await crafty clientele. Pigskin purlers clamor for the Go Packers! colorway, hand-dyed and constructed almost completely of strands of hair from Packer AJ Hawk's head ($18–$23, depending on yarn weight). Tosh merino light yarn creates clothing to transport frugal fashionistas from season to season ($16.50 for 440 yd.). Animal-friendly crafters work with peace silk yarn by frabjous fibers ($9.99 for 230 yd.).
Accessories abound, including goodies for all types of knot-makers, knitters, weavers, felters, and cat's cradlers. Scholarly knitters expand their libraries with intelligence-enhancing knitting books and DVDs, one-track-minded string-swingers snap up kits that include all the components of a given project, and Brady-like broods find patterns for the whole bunch.
123 W Wisconsin Ave.
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