Friday, 22 March 2013

Canada - the final instalment

The last store on my store was Haus of Stitches in Humboldt, who as well as selling yarn specialise in quilting. It made me wish I had the patience for quilting!
I also got a chance to play out in the snow! The icicles outside the store were the biggest I have ever seen, and the skidoo ride was great fun! The snow fort definitely brought out my inner child.

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone I was lucky enough to spend time with along the trip, on my next blog post I will try and show you a few of the goodies I managed to squeeze into my suitcase.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Canada workshop tour part 1

After my time at Churchmouse yarns I headed over the border to Canada.
My first stop was Rivercity yarns in Edmonton.
I then flew on to Calgary before driving down to Lethbridge, stopping at this cute diner on the way.

Once in Lethbridge I had two classes at Knitting Time but also managed to fit in a visit to Fort Whoop Up to get an incredible view of the railway bridge and hoar frost covered trees.

Yesterday before heading back up to Calgary I went to visit spinner Connie Carlson and her super cute alpacas.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

US tour part two

The second store I visited on my tour was Churchmouse yarns on Bainbridge Island. I was utterly enchanted by both the store and island. I am not sure if it was the lovely staff, all that tea or the very English weather, but I felt utterly at home. If anyone is visiting the Seattle area I can thoroughly recommend getting the ferry over to the island, it has a very calm and creative atmosphere.

A wardrobe of Brooklyn Tweed yarn - every knitters dream!

 I was really sad to leave the team there but had to catch a flight to my next store over in snowy Canada.