the yarn merchant
She spins her yarns from dreams and hopes and forgotten wishes on a wheel made of alder wood and dragon bone. She sells them every third Saturday at the market, unless there is no moon. Prices vary by color and content and valor of customer.
The yarns made with nightmares cost extra. Nightmare yarn is volatile and must be handled with great care.
If you are not worthy of her yarn she will turn you away, regardless of what you are willing to pay. She will appraise you in a single glance and there is no arguing with her once you have been dismissed with a wave of a many-ringed, wrinkled hand.
There are other places to purchase yarn at the market, and they have fine yarns, but nothing to compare with these.
Oh, the things that can be knit with these yarns! Provided you have proper needles.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.