“There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend. Those who have a loaded gun and those who dig. You dig!” The Good, The Bad & the Ugly
Saturday was my trail blazing day. I saddled my trusty steed. My Stitch Sprouts chum and I rounded up skeins from six shops! First we had some grub at a local breakfast joint. Then we headed West to hit The Fiber Gallery, Tea Cozy and Acorn Street. After some lunch, our trail took us South to Seattle Yarn, Makers’ Mercantile and the Knittery. Every store on the tour has a free pattern and a featured yarn. The Fiber Gallery was the first store that I really felt inspired to make the featured pattern. The pattern is Pike & Pine using Spincycle Yarns. I have colors Forgive & Forget and Time & Tide. I also spotted some bright cotton, Nurture, for dishcloths. I love bright dishcloths for my kitchen. Tea Cozy inspired me to make hats. The Stripey Hemmed Hat convinced me I must make another hat with its jaunty tassels. The yarn is Quince & Co. I also picked up some Noro to make a baby hat for a coworker. The trail took us to Acorn Street next where we found a lovely vest pattern. 55th Street Vest was their free pattern. The body uses Juniper Moon Farm cotten-linen blend. Mine will have a slightly contrasting color collar with Shibu Knits Fern. I also picked up a new to me sock yarn, Knitted Wit Victory Sock.
We took a short chow break for some tea and food at the Queen Mary Tea Room. Does it get much better than yarn and tea?
Refueled, we headed south. At Maker’s Mercantile I found more sock yarn. Schmutzerella has sparkles. These colors remind me of Summer. My last purchase for the day came from the Knittery. I love the colors in Queensland Collection. It has over 1500 yards! I think I’m going to make Fade. It was a long day in the saddle so we headed home before the sunset. I think I have enough projects for the rest of the year! Let’s see how many I can finish in 2018. can’t decide which one to cast on first.
Here’s a few highlight shots from the day.
Burt thinks this yarn is snuggle worthy.