|Robin Mason, new owner of Forget-Me-Knot yarn store.|
Tucked right inside the double doors of the formerly-filled-with-Gottschalks end of the Mendenhall Mall lies the shop, Forget-Me-Knot. Expect to be greeted with a smile and a few pairs of needles clacking away in the back. And don't be surprised if you encounter a tween knitting away alongside a more ripened soul, that's just the kind of knit-spot it is.
|Colorful Cascade brand yarns are bursting out of cubbies, ready to become something else.|
As a mother of three teens and an avid quilter, as well as crochetier, she feels right at home in the world of handmade crafts and companionship. But don't think she doesn't knit! Mrs. Mason does it all and will be teaching an upcoming course in making a fisherman's sweater that knits, then felts, into a cozy wool winter jacket. Other courses will provide expert knitters on hand if you get in a jam, and free clinics to get the basics down will be on a rotating schedule. As the shop has only been boppin' for a week, they are ready and willing to take suggestions on class times and offerings. Pop in the store itself to learn more about classes, times and pricing.
|Ecological undyed wool yarns are also available for the earth-conscious.|
|Glass bead needle toppers made by local crafter, Alaska Beachcombers.|
This article first published here by the Juneau Empire . . .