I discovered a charming yarn shop in Beverly:
Yarns in the Farms
Inside, was a happy friendly staff, and quite a few interesting samples knit up, notably some interesting skirts. I found some lovely novelty yarns for a project I'm working on. Outside there's a tented picnic table for knitting or crocheting al fresco. Very inviting!
If you are in the mood for a treat, across the street is an old-fashioned ice cream stand, Captain Dusty's. I had originally come to Beverly to go to the Art Supply Wholesale, an amazing warehouse packed full of art supplies of every kind in another part of town--you must check it out!--but, of course, had to check out any yarn shops in the area.