You know me well enough by now – and you know that I never turn down a little yarny tourism in a new city. Luckily I had my girl Jenna to help me plan for a fun evening of shop hopping. And it was so much fun to meet up with a few Seattle friends, Rebecca and Laura!
Rebecca is a shopper with a mission! she picked up some lovely things in record time – while I was still waltzing around on yarny high, she already had yarn in hand and was at the register! Jenna was instantly drawn to a cute little ball of single play variegated yarn (Zauberball!), and I poked around being indecisive for a good amount of time. Of course, once I decided, I was very happy with my choice … see?
Malabrigo Lace in gorgeous colors: Tuareg, Verde Esperanza, and Bobby Blue
…and we wrapped up the evening with a quick trip to Weaving Works. Unfortunately, our time was short – the shop was closing, and I had to make a decision fast. Of course, once I saw the yarn, I knew it was for me right away… I wanted something unique and special to this location. I found it! …and finding this kind of made up for the fact that I didn’t get to look at any of the huge book selection or the weaving things. Next time
We had a great dinner with Laura and Rebecca at a yummy Indian restaurant. As always, I am always so pleased with how easy it is to find conversation and common bonds with online acquaintances. Laura is in grad school and her classes sound like things that I would absolutely love – she shared a few of her required text titles with me and Rebecca and I had plenty to talk about since we both love yoga! So nice to meet you ladies, and I hope we have the chance to talk more soon!
At the Nordic Knitting Conference, there were several vendors selling beautiful yarns, and I picked up some lovely laceweight (hey, it packs pretty easily in an already-full suitcase!) in these muted tones. I was thinking about a lightweight sweater – maybe with stripes.
Last weekend, Jenna, Kris, and I headed over to the Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Peninsula – we crossed the Puget Sound on a ferry!
That was a fun process in itself, and once we got to the other side (we passed under a rainbow to get there – what a great way to start the day!) we headed a beautiful yarn shop on Bainbridge Island: Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. And it seems like they knew I was coming… the whole display in the front of the shop was yoked colorwork sweaters!
My yarn odessey around Puget Sound was complete!
…but I do have some more Washington adventures to share…