DH and I spent the last two weeks in Wisconsin, traveling around the state and seeing the sights. While we were there, I got to visit a few yarn shops. Because of course I did! In Madison, my first yarn shop was the Sow’s Ear. Technically this store is in Verona, which is a close… Continue reading The Yarn Shops of Madison Wisconsin
New yarn shop! I haven’t been to a new yarn shop in well over a year, and suddenly 2 new ones in 3 weeks! This week’s new yarn shop was Conversational Threads in Emmaus PA. I got to stop in there during our visit back to the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. They opened just after… Continue reading Conversational Threads
One of the things I got to do in Wisconsin was visit a yarn shop! I was looking back over my posts, and the last yarn shop I visited was in Las Vegas when we went there in November of 2019. No wonder I got so excited about visiting this shop! We visited Casting On… Continue reading Casting On
Well, I had another rare treat this weekend – a yarn dyer trunk show! The dyer is Northern Bee, who used to be in Juneau AK and now lives in Wisconsin. She comes up to AK every year to dye yarn for local shops, and this year she decided to do a trunk show with… Continue reading Trunk Show!
Well, now that we are back again, I can tell you about last week’s trip – to fabulous Las Vegas Nevada! DH’s company sent him and three coworkers to AutoCAD University for the week, and I got to tag along. We just had to cover my flight and meals, making it an irresistible bargain. We… Continue reading Sin City Knit Shop
Nope, not a yarn-based tragedy, but rather a yarn shop near Anchorage! In spite of this shop being in the next town over (Eagle River, for those familiar with Anchorage and its environs), I have never been to this shop until today. We have some perfectly good yarn shops in Anchorage, so it hasn’t been… Continue reading The Tangled Skein
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post listing all the yarn shops I knew of in Alaska. We get a lot of visitors, many of whom may be crafters who would like to know where to pick up some yarn while in Alaska. In the time since I wrote that original post, a… Continue reading An Updated Guide to AK Yarn Shops for Visitors
Guys! We had a pop-up at our local yarn store! That never happens here (or almost never), so it was pretty exciting. I know lots of yarn shops in the lower 48 have this sort of event often – where visiting yarn dyers or manufacturers of some knit-related product visit for a day or a… Continue reading Pop Up!
There are a couple pretty good yarn shops in Anchorage. Wooly Mammoth downtown is kind of high-end, but is the place to go for all-Alaskan yarn. Quilt Tree/Yarn Branch is good if you are bi-craftual, but they seem more quilty than they are yarny. In my opinion, Far North Yarn Company is the best LYS… Continue reading Far North Yarn Company