Love of Yarn & Art

Another stash buster. My own pattern to hold my blocking pads.
I based this loosely off the Yemi Yoga Bag pattern by Vincent Williams. I used up a bunch of cheap cotton yarn from Michael’s. I would definitely do things different next time. Which I may.
Hat to go with Cowl, again my own pattern. Knit with Cascade Superwash 220
Cowl – My Own Pattern knit with Cascade Superwash 220
Cowl knit with left over Cascade Superwash 220 yarn

Pocket on Wall
Scarf and Pocket
I love the feel and color of this yarn. Very fine and very soft. If only I had more occasions to wear shawls.

Yarn Emporium

There are not many yarn shops along the Gulf Coast. I was happy to find this jewel in Deming, New Mexico. It was a fun little shop with a good variety of yarn from un-spun to finely spun. She also has large looms in the shop. It was a pleasure to be in a yarn shop just before the doors closed.

Yarn Emporium in Deming, NM
Button Shawl
Scramble Shawl Wove in a bunch of baby alpaca samples into this shawl. Very soft yarn. The colors and pattern wasn’t my favorite. But it blocked up nicely.
Stash Buster Hat. I just finished up this quick hat. I had so much fun I am working up a second one. The pattern is called Katanga Hat, and can be found on Ravelry. I used Cascade Superwash 220. Hopefully I won’t need this anytime soon. I’ve done this in several colors.
I loved knitting up this Ameeta Scarf designed by Deniss-Ayselle Firat. The yarn was soft (I forgot to save the label to share) The colors my favorites. The pattern easy. I always love basket weave. I especially like how the pattern makes the scarf wavy. I chose not to block it for that reason. Hopefully I have no cause to wear it for several months.

Sethany Knits

My first official Slow Yarn Crawl stop was SethanyKnits. They provide the Rogue River Valley and southern Oregon with quality yarn and a warm, welcoming, environment to knit and crochet.  They also provide a number of yarn related services like classes, private lessons, repairs, commissions, and more!

Pot Holders for Bob

I was getting tired of working on another long project using fingerling yarn (not my favorite) So I put that project down to work on some single skein projects. The first one was a necessity project, Bob needed some pot holders. I love finishing a project in an evening!

Best Blocking Experience Ever

Finished my first project on the road. Thoroughly enjoyed blocking outside.

By My Hand Fabric and Yarn Shop

Found a cute little shop in Brookings, OR. They are an all purpose store, carrying fabrics, yarns, knitting and crochet implements, and sewing notions.

Happy Kampers Yarn Barn

I was driving south on 101 heading into Florence, OR for lunch. When I saw a sign I just had to stop for. How clever. I had to find the name of the store by “Checking In” on Facebook.

Candy Skein Yarn

Candy Skein is an artisan yarn and accessories company for fiber artists with an uncontrollable sweet tooth. Their rich and saturated colorways rocket you back to when the soda fountain was king and the candy counter was where you spent your afternoons. 

The owner is a lover of all candy and yarn. All of her hand dyed colorways are inspired by candy from her childhood to present.

Purly Shell Fiber Arts

I was greeted by 3 dogs at Purly Shell – Where the past and future intertwine through a love for fiber arts.
Located at the historic Port of Ilwaco WA

Cabled Fiber and Yarns

First Yarn shop of my trip was Cabled Fiber and Yarns of Port Angeles. I learned of a Slow Yarn Crawl running from Memorial Day to Labor Day thru Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. They have their own yarn line: Distracted by Yarn, which of course I bought a skein of.