our bags were packed, yarn crawl passport printed, maps ready...
welcome to the central coast's first annual yarn crawl!
When: Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22 from 10AM to 5PMWhere: The 5 yarn shops in SLO County
Why: To have fun, and get to know your fiber neighbors!
what is a yarn crawl? click here to find out
we started up the coast early saturday morning
look! sheep! the two photos above are the only two i took with my camera, the rest that make up this post were taken with a cell phone. rain was falling when i stopped to say hello to the sheep. can you imagine the earthy smell? the dry grasses and leafy shrubs, the sheep, and the rain falling through
partially foggy, partly sunny skies...heavenly
first stop of the weekend,
yarns...at the adobe in san luis obispo
enter here, LOVE!
refreshments for yarn revivement
yarns...at the adobe featured several trunk shows, valkyrie yarn & fibres was my favorite.
this shop is just ninety minutes from home, i am so glad, i can't wait to return.
thank you yarns...at the adobe! love it here so much, the wool, the gardens, the adobe!
next stop: nordic mart!
this is the only drops superstore in north america, we wondered how we did not
know this! nordic mart is also in san luis obispo, and we will definitely return.
i've haven't yet tried drops, but now have a bag full for a sweater. i received a free pattern
book with purchase too. SO excited to have discovered this shop!
further up the coast and a bit inland,
ranch dog knitting is in atascadero. audrey knight was there signing her new book
reversible scarves and never not knitting was having a trunk show.
i wish ranch dog were closer to home!
time to head back to the coast now and our hotel...
the bluebird inn, in cambria!
the rain followed us to the coast so we watched this first day of fall storm from our room,
while enjoying a lovely picnic dinner my friend karen brought along!
(thank you pat!) ((her husband packed it for us!))
next morning and day two of yarn crawling. we were greeted by central coast sunshine. steam rose from the rooftops as the warmth of the day dried yesterdays rain
breakfast at the redwood cafe sunday morning
and shop number four,
gina wilde of alchemy yarns and manos del uruguay were featured
rowan yarns was one of the many sponsors
hand dyed silks by alchemy and wrap, love!
the happy yarn crawlers!
(wearing my knit cafe lace skirt, so comfy!)
some of my yarn crawl treasures, new manos wool silk, drops alpaca (and cotton for trim),
lotus mink (did you know they made mink yarn?!)
i bought new needles also, lantern moon straights and a pair of drops to try and of all
things, a pair of square circulars (funny) by kollage. but am really loving them!
will try to remember to review them later
and books. kinfolk, fair isle style and tiny owl knits arrived the day before we left.
i brought them along for reading and inspiration. and because i cannot put them down!
passport on the right, map of slo yarn crawl on the left
thank you so much my sweet friend for coming along with me, you made it one hundred times more fun!
and thank you
eileen's treasures (in pismo beach. didn't get photos)
we had the most wonderful weekend. everyone we met, at each shop, went out of their way to make us feel welcome and so glad to be there. and even if we didn't take advantage of all the cookies and cake, treats in each shop...we appreciated it (my friend is on atkins and i tried to support her by doing it with her, good for me too!).
thank you for such wonderful giveaways and raffles, shops and sponsors!
i hope this yarn crawl is the first of many many more.
thank you too sheep!