I called Pasa Yarns and asked the man who answered the phone what the hours were for Thursday (yesterday). His answer was "our hours are when I am here". I laughed and he said around 9-4 or 5 but he runs out for the mail around 10am.
So yesterday I printed out directions (I have a not so smart phone and my GPS is from the previous century I think) and headed to Uxbridge. I drove through the town of Milford which had some charming buildings - I loved their town hall. The sun was glistening off the dome - here are some pictures I found of it.
Then after a bit I hit Uxbridge and had to guess at a few turns as the streets were not marked. I came across the Pasa Yarns building which is in an old mill.
There was a woman working in the back of the room - she was operating this skein winding matching. I was totally fascinated. Poor thing had rough, raw hands from the particular fiber she was winding that day - we decided it was the metallic thread running through it.
After rummaging around and consulting with the owner on the correct weight for my placemats, I picked out 6 cones. The cost was $3/lb...I had 7lbs...I paid $21.75 for all this yarn! What a productive field trip!
I can't wait to warp my loom!