If you’re a yarn-enthused person in the KC-Metro area, you’re very lucky. We have a nice bunch of yarn shops that are just a hop, skip, and a jump from just about anywhere. I took a day trip to Leavenworth, KS last weekend to check out a new-to-me shop: Momo’s Knitting Nook.
Isn’t it gorgeous? Fellow Sunflower Knitting Guild member Mona runs the shop with her husband. In addition to those beautiful shelves, she has a slew of comfy couches, project inspiration, and great jams. I’m hoping I can make it to one of the Thursday stitch nights soon.
The shop carries a selection of LYS staples and a couple of indie dyers as well! I’m always happy to see Th’red Head Designs out the in the wild. The other one was a bit of a surprise to me: Cat Mountain Fiber Arts. That was my local purchase from The Stitchin’ Den the previous weekend. What a happy surprise, though. I love that I’m able to get more of that lovely yarn.
I ended up with a skein of hand-spun yarn that was spun by the previous owner of the shop. One of the shop samples was a fun, short-sleeved sweater with a hand-spun yoke and a commercial body. I think that’s what this new skien will become. I forgot to grab a picture, so you’ll see it in the sweater!
So, if you find yourself in Leavenworth, be sure to check out Momo’s. Tell Mona I said hi. While you’re there, you should check out Z&M’s Twisted Vines winery, if you like wine. They use as much local fruit in their wines as they can, and I don’t think there was one on the tasting list made from grapes. It was a really fun stop!
And when you decide you need lunch, you need to go to The Depot. It’s another local, couple-owned business, a restaurant set up in the town’s old train depot. I can’t recommend enough their smoked chicken hash. It’s their most popular dish, and no surprise there. The chicken is smoked in-house, and they make the hollandaise in-house. It’s amazing.
What’s your favorite place to day trip for yarn shopping and lunch? Let me know in the comments!