SSYC... My First Official Yarn Crawl...
I've never actually participated in a yarn crawl or LYS tour.
When I worked at So Much Yarn I had the pleasure of working the weekend of the LYS Tour but I've never done it.
Well, the SSYC, South Sound Yarn Crawl covers 9 shops that aren't included for whatever reason in the Seattle LYS Tour that covers around 25 shops in the area.
Maybe they're too far off the beaten path.
It's not because they aren't in Seattle because there are shops way way way out of town that are included in the Seattle LYS tour.
Whatever the reason, it's not important.
What is important is that Mary and I both took Friday off and hit the road.
I caught the 7:15 Ferry to Kingston, Arrived at Mary's about 8:00.
|Mary and I have the same china. Mine came from my Grandmother, her's came from her mom.|
Someday she'll come to love me, for now I'll respect her tenative personality and love her from afar.
Our first stop was Amanda's Art Yarn in Poulsbo, WA.
Amanda even dyes some of her own yarn and offers it for sale along with the rest of her merchandise.
Amanda's pattern, Jade Flower Wrap was #1 on Ravelry on Friday morning during the yarn crawl.
I bought a skein of Amanda's hand dyed sock yarn in the color Birthday Party. It's fitting since this girl is going to be turning 40 in 10 days.
wasn't I just 22 getting a new tattoo?
Can you believe that 22 was 18 years ago and it feel like it was last week.
What the hell happened?
This has been happening a lot lately. Mention the word forty and my mind veers off in all manner of crazy.
Our next stop was Port Orchard for Debbie Macombers A Good Yarn shop..
They had snacks out.
All the shops had snack out
but Debbies had chocolate sandwich cookies and I may have snarfed a few of them...
Debbie's is always great.
Next, Rainy Day Yarns in Gig Harbor. Cute little shop, amazing supply of yarn. Their free pattern was not my favorite but who knows, it may grown on me...
After Gig Harbor we crossed the bridge and hit Tacoma and popped into Fibers Etc.
This shop is located in Tacoma's theater district. A cute, interesting old brick building that houses all manner of the arts.
|seriously creepy dolls... equally long slightly creepy hallway|
There was a long hallway in the building that had some weird dolls nailed to the wall. Mary insisted they were well done, and they were, but they were creepy. Creepy to the point that I swear they come alive at night.
I would not want to be there when they did. I don't think they would want to play chutes and ladders.
|I think the black one and I are kindred spirits... You stay crazy my little alpaca...|
|this little guy is a rescue and he's still shy and healing but I said 'smile' and he held his head up proudly. i love him|
We were starting to fade at this point so we hit Yorkshire Yarns in Lakewood, stopped for lunch in a weird round bar where we guzzled some beer, knit, and devoured fish and chips...
They carry some great yarn and have a varied selection for all knitters.
|Myra's SSYC Yarn colorway... isn't she brilliant!|
It was a fun fun fun day!!
|Guess where I'm going Saturday??|
I made it my job to update America's Knitting's facebook page with our progress and I hope everyone enjoyed it...