Another road trip! Two in one week!!! Yippeee! This time, though, I'm driving so I "packed" accordingly. I brought knitting along--a little knitting for "just in case" (although just-in-case WHAT I really don't want to think about!). We have at least 7 hours in the car--serious knitting time for my yarnie friends with me. They don't often get uninterrupted knitting time, so this is my gift to them---unless it starts to rain and it's dark. Then I'm toast . I'd hand the wheel over to anyone over 16 at that point, but the day looks promising, and we're off-------on a yarn crawl!!!!
To St. Louis!
Don't we look happy? We should. We had a GREAT day!
First stop was the Loopy Ewe
WOW! And to think all this is soon going to be moved to Ft. Collins, CO. Lucky Colorado. Amazing amount of indie dyed everything; sock yarn galore; lace weight; lovely, lovely yarn yarn yarn!! Everywhere. How to choose? What to pick? I now REALLY know how Justin (Grandson #1, otherwise known as the Candy Man) feels in a candy shop.
Decisions made. Three skeins of Sanguine Gryphon and a skein of Dream in Color Smooshie. I got a couple other things that may become gifts, but these were for ME! (At least to knit!)
It was hard to leave, but we all knew that we really couldn't camp out there forever. (Remember--they are moving the store.) So we reluctantly left, and let Nuvi (the GPS) and several smartphones (neither of which is owned by me) guide us to our next venue.
HearthStone Knits, while much smaller, was still a delightful shop--and surprisingly had all different yarns than we had just wallowed in. Of course, I found an irresistable skein of Blue Heron laceweight in a silk and merino blend.
Isn't it lovely? It's in my queue!!
But, the afternoon is getting away from us! We've gotta boogey.
A new shop that opened just this past May, Ewe Knit Yarns had even more new-to-us fibers! Owner Julie Flynn has stocked a lot of locally produced yarns in alpaca and merino/cashmere blends.
I chose a fingering weight cashmere blend sort of the same color as Cosmo, the resident bird.
Gotta keep moving. Next stop.....
Knitorious (note the yarn bombing!!!! love it!) is BIG and FULL of yarns we hadn't seen yet today.
I never, ever, ever, ever buy novelty yarn, but Triana was just too funky to pass up!
How can it be 4 o'clock ALREADY??? Time to fight the Friday night St. Louis rush hour home. But it's been an A-1 day all around.
Look at my treasures!
What's with all the blue yarn??? ??? I thought my favorite color was grey.