WildFibers…knit, create, relax

DianaDiana Cripe is our official ‘Roving Reporter’!  I met Diana at an annual retreat we both used to attend every November.  She was from my husbands home town.  Because we live in the same county (but different towns) we are often at the same functions.  She and her husband do more traveling than we do….so she gets around more.  She’s also better at getting around our own region of western Washington.  She took a trip up to Mount Vernon, Washington, and visited Wild Fibers.  Here was the note that Diana sent to me:WF1

Hi Mary, I have been meaning to tell you about this shop for a while.  The shop is Wild Fibers in Mt. Vernon.

The shop is beautiful, well lit and has a lot of great yarns.  The owner was very  prompt in addressing me and was very helpful.  I bought 2 patterns that were on Ravelry and she took care of getting them for me and put each one in a protector sheet.  She was very nice and if I lived near there I would go a lot!  I bought a ball of Berroco Boboli Lace in a pink color way that I love.WF2

If you need more of a description, let me know.  I was not in there too long as we had other things to do.

Diana

WF4Thank you Diana!!  I’ve been meaning to get up there too!  The main draw for me is that they carry Hazel Knits yarn, a local Indie Dyer that I LOVE!  Even with that, I haven’t made it there.  Until I can get there, your pictures are awesome~

If you want to be a ‘Roving Reporter’ in your area, please email me and let me know!WF3

Apple Yarns

 

SONY DSCRemember that trip that Libbie & I took to Bellingham in January?  Well, here is coverage of another shop on the day; Apple Yarns, Bellingham, Washington! SONY DSC

Bellingham actually has four yarn shops, all different.  Apple Yarns can be described using two words ‘high energy’!!  Libbie & I were there on a Saturday, and the store was all a buzz — shoppers picking up yarn for new projects, knitters arriving for classes, a class had just ended and those folks were still milling about knitting.  The store was full and busy.SONY DSC

Carmel had been doing pom poms on some of her Christmas knits and so I desperately wanted a pom pom maker.  They had the pom pom makers in all sizes, so was definitely able to make that purchase.  The owners were there, a husband and wife team, Andrea & Andrew.  They are fun and positive natured people, just good folks.  They know their town and definitely are a part of it.SONY DSC

One of the interesting things of the store was the step-up learning center, surrounded by the good light of glass and natural daylight.  There was a huge table, lots of chairs, great light and the Try It tree with cubbies of yarn and needles.  You could work with yarn and test drive if you will….you know, just to make sure you love it before buying a sweater quantities worth.SONY DSC

SONY DSCI thought they had lots of superwash options, which is awesome for children knitting or gifting in general for that matter.  Sometimes non-knitters don’t know how to handle wool.

Here are some of the things that caught my eye….Manos del Uruguay, Debbie Bliss, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, CoBaSi Multi Yarn by Hikoo, Dyed In The Wool, Noro Kureyon, Pepperberry Knits & Sweet Georgia!  See you at Stitch N Pitch Andrew & Andrea~

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