May 31, 2011

Catching Up

Almost 2 weeks ago now, a group of girls ("The Knitting Girls") loaded into my car and we went on a trip.  I am very lucky to be a knitter living in Western Washington.  There are more independent yarn stores up and down the I-5 corridore than there are in some states.  If you don't believe me - check out the Local Yarn Store Tour Website.

<---- That's everything I got.  Seriously.  And I have plans for most of it - either specific or vague - like socks.

The one thing I was on the look out for was the Valentine Cardigan by Spud and Chloe which I was so happy to find at the first shop we stopped in that I squeeled and scared the poor gal who was working.  I have some lovely yellow yarn that Mary sent me that is destined to be this sweater and soon.

The last photo today is a hank of Noro laceweight in pink, cream and brown.  I'm not a fan or noro but I love this colorway.  This yarn came from the last shop of the day - Beach Basket Yarns.    We only made it to 5 shops this year, but it was lots of fun.  The sun was shining, we laughed, shopped, had a fabulous lunch - what more could a girl want?

Oh - if you have any pattern ideas for the Noro - please share.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.  Seriously.

Tomorrow I'll share the goodies from the middle 3 shops. 


  1. OMG. That's totally a YOU colorway. Citron is awesome in striped yarn. I have some in a different brand if you want to do that after we finish our current KAL...

  2. Oh, it looks like you had so much fun. I love that yummy creamsicle color yarn in your first photo. What is it's destiny?

  3. That Noro lace weight looks amazing!!! I can't wait to see what comes of it.

  4. Ah...the fun of a good shop hop with the friends! Our "local" shop is this week...hope we get a group to commit to going...YOur finds are lovely.

  5. I was going to suggest Citron, too. : ) Glad you had such a good time!


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