Last week, I had the rare pleasure of a trip to Lake Tahoe. When I travel, my trip is not complete until I hit at least one yarn shop. I found the Wool Tree online, but was unable to find much information, so I didn't know what I was getting into. Was it going to be an unfriendly store with ridiculously high prices? I hoped not, and indeed I was pleasantly surprised. The Wool Tree was a delightful local yarn shop. It makes me envious of the locals who get to visit The Wool Tree regularly.
Why I Liked The Wool Tree
Marie, the owner was wonderfully welcoming. From the moment I stepped inside, I felt like it was in my own LYS. I was able to peruse the yarns at my leisure and I was invited to knit onsite anytime during my stay, or during their knit night on Wednesday from 5 - 7pm.
Excellent Yarn Selection
The Wool Tree had a wide variety of yarns, from the affordable to the expensive. Some of the brands that come to mind were Brown Sheep, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Cascade and more that I can't remember.
A Cozy Store
This is a well-loved yarn shop. There are lots of comfortable places to sit and knit.
Long story short, I did turn up to the Wool Tree's knit night and it was fantastic, wonderfully friendly ladies who had lots of stories to share, knitting some interesting things. Oh and there was FOOD. I got to sample a state fair award winning jalapeno apricot jame with cream cheese and crackers. It was super tasty and I'm totally surfing the web for some to have at Thanksgiving.
My one critique of The Wool Tree was that they didn't have a huge selection of dpns. They had Brittanys, which are great, but the wood is a little tough on my hands. But this is a minor complaint. You know, I didn't ask if they had any that I didn't see, so for all I know they had more.
If you find yourself in South Lake Tahoe and you miss your fellow knitters, just check into The Wool Tree and you'll feel right at home.
The Wool Tree, 3121 Harrison Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 - (530) 542-3947