Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ice-Cream for Selma's: Another Yarn Shop Closing It's Doors

When the weather gets hot, like it is here in Connecticut, seeking refuge in a local yarn shop to discover new yarns and/or colorways, patterns, and local fiber gossip is always as delicious as enjoying a fantastically flavored ice-cream cone.  But what to do when you discover that yet ANOTHER local yarn shop has decided to close it's doors, forever?  Cry. Scream.

Selma in 2002 EIGHTEEN FLAVORS
Eighteen luscious scrumptious flavors--
Chocolate, lime and cherry,
Coffee, pumpkin, fudge-banana,
Caramel cream and boysenberry,
Rocky road and toasted almond,
Butterscotch, vanilla dip,
Butter-brickle, apple ripple,
Coconut and mocha chip,
Brandy peach and lemon custard,
Each scoop lovely, smooth, and round,
Tallest ice-cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.
                            ~Shel Silverstein


That's the case here.  I heard earlier this week that
Selma's Yarns and Needleworks is closing her doors; the rumor was confirmed on the ConnecticutCrochet Yahoo group. {{Gasp. Sob. Wimper.}}  It's like a tradition: driving to Southbury to enjoy a scrumptious Friendly's ice-cream cone before dashing across the street to gleefully visit, pet the yarn, and socialize at Selma's.   This Saturday will be the day the doors close to the public. Forever.  (The good news is she's not entirely going out of business, she'll keep her website running -- for how long is anyone's guess!) 

I do want to state that Selma's has been good to me, and to my local CGOA Chapter.  She was the one that special ordered the crochet thread we needed for our crochet workshops Maire Treanor, author of "Clones Lace: The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet," of Ireland, taught us.  Shopping at Selma's was always a treat and will be greatly missed!

Now, I swear (and I rarely do that!), if one more local yarn shop decides to close this year I will scream:
No! No! No!

On second thought, I couldn't leave this entry with me screaming like Chicken Little ... so do check out this image of a crocheted ice cream cone ... I hope it brings you a smile too! 

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6/29/07 Update: This link to another yummy "ice cream cone" was compliments of Lisa from the CrochetPartners group: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettylovesyarn/647340455/

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2 comments:

crochetr said...

Awww man I feel for you. Sherri

rmpuza4 said...

It's so sad when a local yarn shop closes.  I know firsthand!  Let's hope this isn't a trend in the industry.
Rose