Apparently, I never blogged about my visit to Filati Fine Yarns in Rocklin last July. They do have some store photos, but somehow have failed to capture the appearance of the store. People, the store is bigger than WEBS (OK, sans warehouse). They do have an incredible selection.
But really? The draw is the eye candy. When you enter the store, the racks in front of you are beautifully, tastefully organized by color--by someone who has an incredible eye for color. It ends up being stunning and seductive... absolutely enchanting. You might think that finding this yarn in that color would end up being challenging, but it seemed like you could pretty easily find a specific yarn--and if not, the salesfolk were quite happy to help out. Helpful but not intrusive.
Many of the arranged yarns were high-quality yarns, at pretty close to the expected prices. But they did have plenty of Plymouth Encore and the like, for good yarns on a budget. G was particularly taken with the button array. An incredible variety of creative, playful, and lovely buttons.
I can't wait to go back.