Yarn of Eden

Carmel & I did a 2016 New Year yarn crawl of three shops back in January.  I covered Tolt & Mad Cow Yarn, but here is my coverage of Yarn of Eden.  Don’t we have interesting yarn shop names here in the Pacific Northwest?  I love a cleaver business name~

Yarn of Eden is located in Bothell, Washington!  They are located in Country Village – a charming shopping center full of fun shops.  Carmel & I had breakfast not far from this yarn shop.

It’s a small store but packed full of great things.  One of my very favorite things, Chica Bags!  The owner, Kathleen,  was there to greet us and show us around.  She told us all about her upcoming plans for the store, trunk shows etc.  The store also carried Knitter’s Pride needles.

The store had a lovely knitting spot to hang out in comfortable chairs up front by the windows, with an additional space for classes in the back of the store.  We saw lots of shop samples, and had a lovely visit.

Carmel & I are getting ready for the PNW Yarn Crawl happening this weekend.  We will be hitting the road on Friday.  If you happen to see us, say hello!  We’ll be starting at Amanda’s Art Yarn & Fibers in Poulsbo, and finishing up at the Allyn Knit Shop in Allyn.  We’ll be posting on Facebook, Ravelry, Instagram & Twitter.

Carmel & I are located in Washington state, but we’d love to feature your LYS, or a shop on your travels.  Take some snaps, send them to me on facebook or email, write a couple of lines, and we’ll do a spotlight!  Until next time…Mary*


Beyond The USA

Patrece1I have a friend named Patrece – and she is a little fireball!  She’s happy & fun – she loves to knit and she also loves to travel.  She travels locally, across our nation, and also abroad…what’s next Patrece ?? parts unknown??  She was very kind to share her latest travels with me, and want to share her photos with you. Patrece4

This time, Patrece travels to British Columbia, Canada!  I know we are America’s Knitting, but Canada truly is our neighbor.  You won’t find these places on our map, but here you can take a peek inside with Patrece!

Patrece3Patrece started her personalized shop hop with Button Button in downtown Vancouver, BC.  That is Patrece in the mirror – she’s so cute!  I think buttons can certainly make or break your project.  It’s really important to have a great selection to choose from and this shop looks like it fits that bill.


Patrece5Then, Patrece jumped over to Granvillew Island for the Maiwa School of Textiles.  Granville Island is the cutest must see in Vancouver.  It’s a shoppers and tourists paradise.  I’ve been many times and love the honey vendor and the baker that makes the macrons. Patrece11

Patrece met some knitters at our Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat that is always held every February in Tacoma, Washington.  These gals were from Vancouver BC, and study with Jean Wong.  Patrece also studies with Jean Wong.  They were able to meet up for a hot beverage and then they all hit up Urban Yarns together.Patrece6

Patrece7Patrece bid them a farewell, and jumped to Gina Brown’s Yarn to see what was happening over there.  Wool Is Not Enough was not open, but she took a picture of their store and peeked in the window.

Patrece9 While she was in Button Button, she ran into the owners of Three Bags Full, so she had to check out this store.  All in all, a great trip, wonderful exercise and socializing.Patrece10

Until next time Vancouver! Thank you Patrece for sharing your wanderings with America’s Knitting, we love our neighbors to the north and always enjoy what they have going on.

If you click on any of these phots, you will see the large version of it.  Also, if you want to be a roving reporter for America’s Knitting, take some snaps, write a few lines and email it all over to me and I will create a posting for everyone to enjoy~