knits by sachi

My knitted yarn shop

on December 5, 2014

I wonder how it is like to have your own yarn shop.
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It is my dream, my fantasy.
And I think I want to keep it that way. To run a shop for business involves hard work and dedication. I am like a little child who wants a candy shop so that she could have candies every day.

So, I knitted myself a yarn shop.

I started with little human figures. Because they are yarn shop keepers, I dressed them nicely in cardigans and jumpers knitted with Rowan fine tweed, my favorite yarn of all.
I bought these balls just to knit these tiny jumpers.
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I can knit hundreds of little outfits for my dollies with them.
I have a knitter, a spinner and a little lady.
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The hardest bit for this project was this spinning wheel. I could not work too much in details, but I tried to make something simple with a knitted wheel and light weight garden wire. The wheel has a cardboard inside.
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I made a little dog in Rowan, too. He is looking posh.
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And what does a yarn shop need? Shelves full of colours!
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This knitted shelf has light weight cardboard to keep the shape. Separations are removable. And for the yarn balls, I wind a bit of tapestry wool around a tiny card, cut into 1 cm x 0.5 cm or so. It took me a while to fill the shelf, but it looks nice and make this project more complete, doesn’t it?

I feel lucky that I know how to have fun with very little materials .


6 responses to “My knitted yarn shop

  1. Julie Henn says:

    I love this so much! Yarn shops are like Alladin’s cave, with yarn waiting to be squeezed and admired and coveted! Your little shop is just GORGEOUS, and SO appealing with all the little balls of yarn, sweet little dog, busy workers in their posh cardigans and a PERFECT spinning wheel!! You always manage to capture the spirit of whatever you create! You are inspiring!

  2. knitsbysachi says:

    Wouldn’t be so nice if you could use any yarn from your shop? It is every girl’s dream.There is something magical about yarn shops. I used to go to this little shop in Tokyo near my house. They had tiny hand knitted jumpers in display. The shop keeper would teach you how to knit if you buy yarn from her shop. I thought it was too good to be true!

  3. cwedler says:

    How unique and cute!

  4. aromadry says:

    Te quedó fabuloso, me encanta todo lo que hacés, FELICITACIONES.

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