3/03/2013

The Rose City Yarn Crawl

Hi,
Well, the yarn crawl has ended and it's time to share with you all the fiber and yarn I purchased!  The crawl was tons of fun, I went with my friend Hasol and we had a great time drooling over gorgeous skeins of yarn and roving, along with having a knitastic and hexipuffy sleepover.  This weekend has be fantastic, and I will always remember this.

Now- the pictures!  These photos are from the shops we went to and the yarn I bought.  I will tell you about each day one at a time and the shops we went to on that specific day.  Let me show you the eye candy!!

Day 1: Dublin Bay Knitting Co. , Knit Purl, Pearl Fiber Arts, and Angelika's Yarn Store

On Day #1 of the Rose City Yarn Crawl we went to a total of 4 shops.  Each one was unique, and had different things to offer.

The first shop was the Dublin Bay Knitting Company, I didn't buy anything at this shop, but I took a picture of their sign.



Next, we walked over to Knit Purl; one of my favorite yarn shops that I have been to.  I bought 2 skeins of Shibui Knits Staccato in color ways Twin Set and Beach Ball.


Shibui Knits Twin Set


Shibui Knits Beach Ball

After that we went to Pearl Fiber Arts.  It's a nice shop, but there seems to be more fiber than yarn- not saying that fiber is a bad thing!  I bought some merino fiber there.


And finally, we ended day one by going to Angelika's Yarn Store.  There I bought cascade 220 super wash in a nice black color.  I will be knitting my awesome dad a hat with this yarn!



Day 2: Knitting Bee and For Yarn's Sake

Day 2 was not as busy than Day 1, we only went to 2 stores.  However, I found a new favorite yarn!

First we went to the Knitting Bee, a small but very nice shop.  They had lots of yarn and kind staff, and I picked up a skein of Malabrigo Sock.  I am planning on knitting my best friend's mom a hat, she has cancer and may have to go through chemotherapy.  :'(  


Then we went to For Yarn's Sake!  Oh, I love that store and it's right by my school!  I bought another skein of Malabrigo Sock.


Day 3: Twisted, Gossamer, Happy Knits, Close Knit, Naked Sheep Knits Shop

Day 3 was the best!  We went to my favorite shops and I bought tons of really nice yarn (Madelinetosh!).

At Twisted (my 2nd favorite shop)  I bought Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in color way Henpecked.  This is one of my favorite types of yarn.


And then we went to Happy Knits!  I got lots of Madelinetosh.  Happy knits is my new favorite yarn shop, it's so big with lots of choices.



And finally, I bought a skein of Cascade Superwash Chunky.  I am going to knit my mom a cowl with this yarn.


Overall, the yarn crawl was really fun, and I got some awesome yarn that I can't wait to knit with.  Some of the shops I was unimpressed with, but I did like most of them. :)

~ Emily

5 comments:

  1. OOOH I'm so jealous!! The yarn you got is awesome!!! :D

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  2. I live in Southern Oregon and only found out about the yarn crawl a few weeks before (too soon to plan a trip with a toddler). I hope I can make it there next year! Love your goodies!

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  3. It surely sounds like you had a great time! You bought lovely yarns, in yummie colors!

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