Yes, I will travel for yarn….or wait….I mean I’ll ride along in the car…for yarn…. (thank you Crystal for driving all over Ohio for yarn!)
My good friend Crystal and I went on our second day for a yarn tour…we went to four stores this time…more “local” to us…
We went to The Designing Women yarn shop, Crochet Innovations, Long Tail Knits, and Harps & Thistles Yarn Emporium.
Of course we found something at each and every shop! Each store had a little bit of standard, everyday yarns and unique hand-dyed yarns…which was really great to see. We have now come to the decision that a yarn shop needs to have a bit of everything…local yarns, hand dyed yarns, everyday yarns, classes, demonstrations, etc. I’m taking notes…because someday, my goal is to own my own yarn shop!
Here are the photos I took of these stores…I somehow forgot to take many photos because my eyes glass over when I see yarn! We still have 9 more stores to go to yet before we finish the tour….we are hoping to get them all in one day – do you think we can do it?? Cross your fingers!!
What am I knitting now?
I’m working on hats! I’ve had several requests for custom made hats….. so I’m making several of each in different yarns. Pom Pom hats and slouchy hats seem to be the rage right now.
Here is a completed slouchy hat in soft pink – I love this hat and may make one for myself!!
Buying from me…
I’ve had several ask how to get a hand knit item from me…well… its easy!
You can visit my Etsy shop by clicking SHOP above and order online, you can go to Marigold Salon, Spa, & Marketplace and touch & try on my items there, or you can email or private message me to place a custom order. Payment is cash or credit via PayPal or square if in person. Its that easy! So just let me know what I can knit for you!
Til then Love…
Augusts are always a bit of a sleepy month for me… this August was fun-filled, but still sleepy…
I am cross-fitting as you can see from above… I did have a lot of Personal Records this month! Working on balance and strength… getting stronger is my goal…. I actually managed to make it there 6 days in a row, and by completing all the Girl WODs that week I won a drawing for some free Fit-Aid apparel…fun!
Celebrated a wedding between two of my good running friends…. I was great to see all my friends from our Turtle Running Club…. my good friend Sara and I hamming it up!
My sister’s little girl Della Ray is doing well…growing a lot…. I miss her, wished they lived closer to me… She’s such a cutie and I can see a little personality in her already.
My hubby and I went to Akron for PorchRokr…. its was such a cool outing…
What is PorchRoker?
“Highland Square’s annual PorchRokr Music and Art Festival transforms the verandas of one of Akron’s most historic and eclectic neighborhoods into one-day art studios and concert venues. Thousands of locals and out-of-towners rock out to some 130 diverse musicians and artists, using both area residences and business establishments as their personal stage. The festival rotates each year among four sections of Highland Square to encourage spontaneous interaction among all its neighbors.”
We had such a great time…. the local bands were great and the atmosphere of walking around and listening to different bands was sweet! The food was great too! We got this mega-huge burger from A Twist of Leona…so good! Didn’t get any ice cream though, but we did get all the beer!
I’m knitting up a storm! My turtle running & knitting friend Crystal, and I joined a Knit Along (KAL) with Kristy Glass Knits and Stitch and Hustle using Asylum Fibers Yarn kit… its becoming a beautiful shawl! The yarn is soo squishy! We have our regular Sip & Knit days to meet up and knit together… I love this time!
I finished up the legwarmers/yoga socks I was working on…they are now available at Marigold Salon Spa & Marketplace…you should go…check it out…snap them up!
Well… that about sums up my August….how about yours?
Whats on the docket for September? YARN DISCOVERY TOURS! Yes! Crystal, Jennifer, and I are planning to visit 19 yarn shops throughout North East Ohio….its a knitting adventure!!! and there will be new yarn purchases and patterns and accessories…I’m soo excited!!
Till then love…