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