Have Tea Will Travel

Some adventures take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny. ~ C.S. Lewis

One of the many things I missed during the lockdown, was the ability to just browse in a yarn store. Maybe I have a pattern I need yarn to create or maybe I just want to see what’s new. Last week, I meet-up with a knitting co-worker (interestingly now neither of us work at the organization where we met) for our first post vaccinations yarn adventure. Now that most places are back to normal business hours, we packed up our knitting, tea, masks (cause some stores still require them vaccinated or not) and loaded up the GPS with a few yarn stores. It was time for a yarnie adventure!

Shortly after moving to the PNW, the British Hubby declared all adventures should have tea and surprised me with the biggest Stanley thermos available. Now all our adventures have copious amounts of tea! It holds 64 ounces or 1896 milliliters of tea hot for over 24 hours.

We had four stores in mind for our adventure:

  • Stilly River Yarns: They had some amazing local yarns. Here I picked up Schmutzerella Yarn in Dumpster Fire and Wildstar Fibers in Horizons (this reminds me of sunsets on the water in the PNW). These will probably both become socks.
  • WildFibers: Here I picked up a lovely organic cotton called Cherry Blossom, I think this will become a scarf, and a pattern for Winters Beach Cardi. Can you ever have too many cabled cardi’s?
  • Apple Yarns: They were running a sale so I snagged Simplicity by Hikoo for a Baby Wrap Sweater.
  • Northwest Yarns: Here I found more stunning local and nonlocal yarns with Leviathan Fibers in Mermaid Bathwater, Knitted Wit in Wailing-Wailing and Cumulus Dappled in Cruisa Ship. I’m not sure what these are going to become yet.

We also had lunch at an amazing local Mexican place called Blue Taco. I had the best handmade tamales I’ve tasted since we left California. They were amazing! We also found a local chocolatier making old world candy and coco. It was a bit warm to leave chocolates in the car so I surprised the British Hubby with some caramels, and picked up some salted caramel hot coco for myself. It won’t be long before it’s the rainy season again.

I’m off to wind yarn, and maybe cast on a new project or two. Hope your week is going well. It’s almost chilly here today which is lovely after the extreme heat we had earlier this month. Burt’s deep in snuggle land above.

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