The Traveling Ewe‘s Sheepish in Seattle was a fabulous trip for many reasons, not the least of which being the yarn shops we visited. They were all wonderful, and each had a unique feel and flavor. I snapped some photos of what came home with me. Although I wish I could have gotten more (all of the everything, actually), I’m super happy with what I got.
Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. Oh, this shop is everything I thought it would be. Classy. Lovely. Gorgeous. Inspiring. I got my first-ever Brooklyn Tweed yarns, three fantastic skeins of Loft.
Fiber Gallery in Seattle. I snagged a ball of Kauni (I had never actually seen it in the wild, so to speak) and a journal that I can stitch on. I’ve got a thing for journals.
Tolt Yarn and Wool, in Carnation, Washington, was everything I thought it would be. Airy. Light. Rustic. Beautiful. I seriously want to live there. I think I’d be so happy and productive. It was at Tolt that I blew my admittedly meager budget. But the things I got! Local. Rustic. Special stuff. Plus a nice hearty mug that I’ve had oodles of coffee and tea in since getting home.
Makers’ Mercantile in Kent, Washington is a bright, open space, filled with inspiration. Karin Skacel entertained us with Skacel’s fascinating origin story while we ate the most amazing lunch, prepared by her daughter, the proprietress of RylieCakes (the bakery at Makers’ Mercantile). They gifted us with an amazing bag of goodies, and the coffee was energizing and tasty. They even did a chorus line for us as our bus pulled away.
All in all, it was an amazing trip, and, again, if you haven’t done one of JJ’s Traveling Ewe adventures, it’s time. She’s fun, funny and very good at what she does. You’ll meet fabulous folks and visit interesting places, and oh, you’ll laugh. And shop. And knit. And LAUGH!