PDX Yarn Crawl, Saturday edition

I’m feeling contrarian, and working backwards in time. Here’s Saturday first, Friday to follow. (Too much work on Sunday, no crawl!) Saturday’s crawl was solo for me. I only had a little time in the morning/early afternoon, and I wanted it to be efficient.

I started my day by dropping off some patterns at Twisted, which was full of happy knitters.


Anna Cohen was there with a trunk show for Imperial Stock Ranch. I hadn’t really checked out their yarns before; they are down to earth and woolly. I especially liked the roving, which is 2 strands of pencil roving used together. It’s fairly unspun (because it’s roving), and it knits up into a lofty wonder. I didn’t buy any yet; I have to think of something fun to knit with it so I can justify getting some. Yes, I’m still not stashing!

Anna ISR

I loved the packaging on this Imperial Stock Ranch kit. It’s a needle felted necklace kit, so the sturdy clear plastic box lets you see the fiber and a great picture, and is wrapped with string…and a cowbell…that rings. Cute!

ISR pkg

From there I went downtown to Urban Fiber Arts. I love Cindy’s focus on local products. Sharon from Stitchjones Mosh Pit was there with a trunk show. Lots of lovely yarn and fiber! Her crimson Glam Sock was calling my name, such a rich saturated red.


Duffy (FiberQat) was there with her wheel, spinning a beautiful merino/silk blend from Knitted Wit. I admired the colors, and then realized that they were the same colors as the Lacy Infinity Entrelac Infinity scarf I was wearing. No wonder I liked it.


lacy 2

I hung out and knit on my current secret project, in Knitted Wit’s Bling yarn. It was a Knitted Wit love fest for a bit!

I saw these beautiful yarn bowls there. They are larger than some of the ones I’ve seen before. Monica (MonicaPDX) and I decided that it would be cool to have a double wide bowl, with two places for yarn to come out, for fair isle knitting. We suggested it to Cindy. We’ll see if it happens!

yarn bowls UFA

And that was it for Saturday. Sunday was too busy to crawl. I’ll tell you about the five stops I made on Friday in the next post. Did you crawl? Where did you go? What did you get?

7 responses to “PDX Yarn Crawl, Saturday edition

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  2. I crawled! From the dyeworks to home! Well, I might have squeezed a stop in at happy knits. And maybe two skeins of malabrigo came home with me. Size 15 needles here I come!

  3. I tell you, each time I visit Twisted, it’s always a happy place for a knitter to be–warm and inviting. I love the softness in Imperial Stock Ranch’s yarn…even after wet-felting and to wear next to skin. Like you, I haven’t gotten any for my personal knit yet…waiting for my plate to clear first 😀

    I also have a couple of KnittedWit sock yarns in my stash, waiting to be a shawlette than a pair of socks–by the time I get to them, that may change. I find myself more indecisive these days. Ditto…they are to die for.

    The yarn bowls are amazing. I have my eyes on the ones with lids at Twisted…the gals made them were there hanging out, first-timer at Twisted, when I was visiting a few months back. I suggested they consider consigning their bowls there…being the right time in the right place, with Shannon there that weekend, it didn’t take long to solidify the deal. I hope to get one soon…maybe for my big 50 next month 😀

    At least you made it to majority part of the yarn crawl 😀 Look forward to your Friday experience!

  4. I’m glad I got to see you at Urban Fiber Arts, Michele! I had to put the brakes on my yarn buying this weekend too, and it’s not easy to stick to one’s no-stashing guns when faced with all that beautiful yarn & fiber! I picked out things to go back for at Urban later (the Bergere cotton/acrylic fingering weight…ooo!) and yesterday I was at Wynona Studios dyeing some yarn and visiting with JJ and Linda. JJ has a good bit of recycled cashmere, so I’ve got to go back for some of that too!

  5. Love the idea of the double sized bowl for fair isle. Maybe I’ll even be enticed to knit some with a bowl like that!

  6. Beautiful pictures. I especially like the bowls. You know, I was thinking about your ‘no stashing’ policy. Frankly with all those wonderful stores right on your doorstep, you really don’t need to stash!