My friend Jana & I kicked off the new year right, with a visit to Tolt! Yep, I’m just now getting around to covering this store, and getting my spotlight up. I’m a busy gal…knitting, designing kitchens, keeping up my house, hiking and watching my grandson!! ANYWAY — Jana and I really wanted to go and see Shannon Cook aka Very Shannon! She had just released her Valley of the Moon series, and was to be at Tolt for a launching. So, of course we had to go; it’s just a ferry boat and car ride away…and, it’s just how we roll!
The weather was dreadful out — January in the pacific northwest can be that way. Dark, wet, cold and windy BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP US! We arrived and was greeted by Shannon herself. It wasn’t that busy yet, so we got to have a lovely chat with her. She showed us her new designs and the yarn that she used (WOOLFOLK) for the projects. It started getting a bit busy, so we decided to shop. Then, we were invited to sit and knit a bit. They had a lovely large wood table in the back with some chairs, and there were other ladies (locals) knitting. There was room and we did have our knitting with us, so we decided we would. Smiles all around. The store is so friendly, we felt like locals ourselves. It was a Saturday morning, and it was so fun to see what the other ladies were knitting.
Behind us, was another knitting spot…some comfy chairs by a wood stove. There were other gals gathered ’round, chatting and knitting. It was very cool and relaxed feeling. Nobody was in a hurry at all (Tolt is in the country), there were young moms with their babies, women with their husbands, locals, and then us that came through from a distance, and then Shannon from Canada.
While we were sitting there, knitting and visiting, we took some pictures, and thought of other things we wanted to buy, that we had forgotten about, with VeryShannon on the brain. After some time, we used the restroom, and got in line to make our purchases. We then took off to brave the weather and head back home.
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