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Penelope`s Craft: a magical shop

I`ve been waiting for doing this post, Penelope`s Craft is my local Yarn shop is at Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 99 in Amsterdam. 

This place saved me from going really crazy during tough times just arriving here in Amsterdam. One day Nico went to the street behind our apartment and came back with the news that there were a yarn shop behind our house.


I was so immerse into the Japan tragedy and what we were going through that I always rejected the idea of going there, one day when I finally get out of the house he walked me there and I was very surprised that this little charming shop was just behind my house. Take a look at this eye candy shop.

This place cheered me up immediately. Malia Mather the owner and a pattern maker is a very knowledgeable person on yarn, patterns and techniques also, she has a big smile and a naughty mood that I am glad to find again in life. On thursdays she hosts a knitting night group which is my favorite activity of the week it simply remembers me that I can keep going even when some weeks are still tough sometimes.

The shop has everything you can wish if you are into knitting, crochet, yarn and other needle work, also nice books to learn or follow patterns.

and there is more, the people that bring the place to life, they come from all walks of life from around the world, they`ve been so kind and sensible and cool to me I guess that probably they do not know how well they did to me but they did and still do. If you are reading this THANK YOU for every moment you have make me laugh and have had giving me a hug, thank you. As you can see in the pictures it is the more colorful place on earth, ok well of the city, ok well of my neighborhood. Give it a try if you are looking for some yarn or want to learn how to knit or how to crochet, is open from wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Penelope Craft is an awesome place.

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Reader Comments (7)

guauuuu, esto es pura invidia, una tienda asi...
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarisina
Totalmente ajajajaj ven ven Mari yo te llevo.
December 22, 2011 | Registered Commenteralexandra feo
Wow, I'd be completely broke if I lived that close to such a gorgeous shop. If I'm ever in Amsterdam, I know where to go.
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYarnAddictAnni
Ay, Alex, qué fotazas!! Y el sitio... uf, mi madre entra y tenemos que llamar a los bomberos para sacarla ¡se enamoraría al instante!

December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAsun
Hello yarn addict welcome!
Well yes i really do a big effort to not buy the whole shop. If you come visit it

Hey Asun! te imaginas... tremendo show jajajajaja
December 22, 2011 | Registered Commenteralexandra feo
Hooray for Penelope Craft and all the wonderful people it brings together. Merry Christmas my dear friends. Ali
December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAli Fischer
Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!!!! Merry Christmas I was thinking of you yesterday night thinking how were you doing in miami, after you are done there come back please, Amsterdam is waiting. Alex
December 23, 2011 | Registered Commenteralexandra feo

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