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Get Groovy in The Grove January 25, 2011

The Grove, a fun, groovy shop located in the fun, trendy neighborhood of South Park in San Diego, CA, was groovetastic!

Displaying panache.

Yarn! Glorious Yarn!

I heard rumor of this wonderful store that sells everything that knitters love – or, at least, I love – jewelry, clothes, books, yarn (a given), fabric, handmade cards, kitchen implements, and other bits of fabulousness.

The friendly ladies working there are uber knowlegeable and helpful. I got some plasticised cotton for a bicycle basket bag I conceived and my sewing compatriot will execute. The kind lady asked if I’d ever worked with that kind of fabric before, answer no, since I don’t sew. Then she revealed tricks such as using binder clips as oppposed to pins, which leave holes, and a Teflon coated presser foot. Good to know. The sewing guru making the bag was thankful for this shared knowledge.

The place was hopping and they were having a sale, which I missed the zenith of, but even still the basket of two for one 100% cashmere yarn was tempting.

A happening place.

There’s a super friendly vibe there, with a nice seating area (see above),

And an array of classes (see below)

I wish I could take that Intarsia class.

As I fondled the goods, a knitter knitted away and another joined her with a finished hat to share, though the weather was too glorious for her to wear it. They discussed a WIP and I found myself wishing I lived nearby so I could join this vibrant community.

In the end, I didn’t buy yarn, but it’s always fun to look.  But don’t think I left empty handed as I found earrings for a gift, Matruska notecards for my good friend, and the fabric, which was 30% off.

What do you think? Have you been to this fab shop? Or, do you have a recommendation for a shop I should add to my wishlist?

Come on in for a visit! They're happy to have you!

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