Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 South Sound Yarn Crawl, Part 3


This morning I managed to make it to Fiber Friday at Crossroads for about 45 minutes.  I had a substitute teacher job that started at 11:15, so I got to hang out for a bit the the Friday Group.  I forgot my camera, but I saw Pam2. CathieC. and Connie. 

I wanted to finish up the reports about the 2014 South Sound Yarn Crawl last weekend. 

The 7th stop on the Crawl was at

Yorkshire Yarns
6122 Motor Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
 This shop is another wonderful local yarn shop.  They have the most wonderful selection of local sports teams' colors.
Their free featured pattern was a 12th man hat.
When I asked one of the regulars who happened to be there what she likes most about the shop she said, "The Malabrigo."

On the weekend of the Crawl, they had a Jorstad Creek trunk show.
This is another truly local yarn.  The wool comes from the Pacific Northwest, and the company is based in Jorstad Creek, which is a small town in Washington.  The trunk show had wonderful samples knit up.  It didn't hurt that the yarn is gorgeous.

The shop has two nice side rooms full of yarn.  It carries both a great selection of regular everyday project yarns, like Cascade,
But also, enough of the special stuff to be a great local one stop shop.

705 Court C #301
Tacoma, WA 98402
I visited this shop when I was down at the Madrona Fiber Festival last February.  You simply have to see this shop to believe it.

This shop is very small.  There are artist studios that share the floor, but the actual yarn shop is very small.  It is packed floor to ceiling with amazing yarns.
As I said before, each shop was a reflection of the owner.  The owner of Fibers Etc. is a weaver.  She weaves art pieces.  I don't know how to describe the shop other than to say, the yarn fills the shop and you have to walk sideways to get through to some of the little nooks and crannies.  There are walls of "regular" yarns like Malabrigo (ha ha as though Malabrigo is regular yarn),

but there are also the most amazing art yarns.
The staff is helpful and friendly.  If you can't find your special yarn in Fibers Etc., you can't find it!

Firwood Farm Alpacas
8002 48th St. E
Fife, WA 98424

One of the fun things about visiting this shop is that you can feed the alpacas!  Unfortunately, it was raining on Saturday, so the Alpacas were mostly hiding in their barn.

The yarns were mostly from the farm's own alpacas
or just alpaca in fiber content.
They also had a selection of fiber from their alpacas for sale.

The chickens were not afraid of the rain, and came over to say hi.
shaping the planet with a great selection of yarn shops.

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