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
This past week I went to Ketchikan, AK for work, and managed to squeeze in a visit to the local yarn shop – The Hive on the Creek! As advertised, it is a yarn and bead shoppe with a pretty good selection of yarn as well as a smattering of other craft things. For anyone… Continue reading The Hive On the Creek
This past week I got to visit the yarn shop that is probably the farthest from my usual yarn beat that I will probably ever get to! (Unless there is a yarn shop on Key West, and I somehow get there at some point. But I think that’s unlikely.) Specifically, I was in the Tampa/St.… Continue reading Roxy’s Yarns
Tourist season is upon us here in Alaska! This is the season when cruise ships begin appearing in our ports, and visitors come and go via plane, train and automobile. Although winter is pretty too, summer is pretty darn glorious here in the last frontier. So what better time to come and see all there… Continue reading A Guide to AK Yarn Shops for Visitors