On Saturday, May 3, I went to 9 LYS on the South Sound Yarn Crawl. We have been having weird weather again; if you went on the crawl on May 1 or 2, you would have had sunshine and record breaking heat. On Saturday (the day I went) and Sunday, we were back to our usual Spring of temperatures in the 50's F, and intermittent rain.
JulieMustKnit, Wajio, and WireKnitter arrived at my house at about 6:30 am and we were on the road south by 7:00 am. We drove around Puget Sound through Tacoma and up to Poulsbo, WA, where we started the crawl. This took only about 1.5 hours, and we arrived a bit early as the shops opened at 9:00 am.
One of the things I found most interesting on this Yarn Crawl was how each shop reflected the personality of each owner. At each shop, I asked the owner what made her shop special, or what she would want her shop to be known for. I almost didn't have to ask. The personality and speciality of each shop stood out.
Poulsbo, WA 98370
This shop has been in business for 22 years. She carries her own line of yarn, Color Dance Yarns.
Debbie Macomber's A Good Yarn Shop
1140 Bethel Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Cantering Crow Colorworks.
The next stop was new to the Crawl, and a New Shop to the South Sound.
Rainy Day Yarns
3200 Tarabochia Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
LINK to a list of their USA yarns and indie dyed yarns. They also carried Cantering Crow Colorworks (a local yarn) but, their selection is unique to their store.
One other fun thing in this show was that the yarn bowls were made by the owner's sister.
Allyn Knit Shop
16590 State Highway 3
Allyn, WA 98524
Cheers of Knit Shops. They have an outdoor garden area that will open in July for summer knitting. This shop has a huge amount of wonderful stock. I was especially impressed at how much fiber they carry.
shaping the planet on a yarn crawl.