Saturday, June 18, 2011

Not So Local LYS Tour

On a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest, I saw wild country, wildflowers, wildlife and yarn!  One of the stores was even called WildFibers.  I managed to add several yarn stores to the vacation itinerary. Nordic Mart in San Luis Obispo was the first stop. Billed as the U.S. based Drops Superstore for mail order. There was every yarn in their line on display.  I was impressed.  Next on my tour was Textiles A Mano  in Eugene, Oregon.  I would have liked to spend more time there.  The store was very friendly and welcoming with knitters and spinners meeting in the back room.  The yarn in the photo above is a lovely skein of handspun wool and silk  from the owner.  Other stores I visited were  Knot Another Hat in Hood River, Oregon  They had a great selection of patterns and yarn.  Stores in Washington were WildFibers, Knot Just Yarn and Cultured Purls.  And yes, I did add a considerable amount of fiber to my stash.  In my defense, I was able to knit up a few projects on this trip using stash yarn.