I’ve been on a ‘StayCation’ of sorts all this week. My husband and I are both self employed and work together. Wes was off on a kayaking trip up in the Broken Islands, so I took the week off, to just enjoy being at home with our dog. Well, this is why people go away, because while you are at home, you really aren’t on vacation. With that, Monday, I had to go pick up material for one of our jobs (bathroom remodel). So, I thought….darn it, I’m going to check out a yarn shop I have never been to before.
Town Square Fabric & Yarn, is located in Burien, Washington! I know people, who have visited this shop before, and now I have visited this shop. It’s a quaint shop, located in a sweet part of town with lots of small businesses around, and parking on the street. You’ll notice, in their name that ‘Fabric’ has top billing, when in fact, the store is probably 80% yarn. The owner, Cindy, was in, and we had the opportunity to visit, and I had the opportunity to wander about and take some pitcures.
Like most yarn shops, lots of samples and displays, but what drew my attention was her stock of Lopi yarn, and patterns. I’ve been looking for this, and you don’t always see that brand in my area. Other notable brands I saw; Heritage Yarns, Kauni, Alegria, Cascade Yarns, Queensland, Imperial and Raven Frog Fibers. The store has a nice table too, where you can sit and go through patterns, and put a project together or attend a class.
The store was preparing for a class on shadow knitting with Bobbi Daniels out of Alaska. See the ’12’ scarf to the right? That is shadow knitting, and this scarf doesn’t just have the number 12 on it, it’s a Seattle Seahawk scarf. The number 12 signifies the 12th man on the field, the fan! Did I just geek out that much?? Back to yarn…. I did purchase a Lopi pattern book and some Lopi yarn for a sweater. It was fun to sit at Cindy’s table and browse through the Lopi patterns and look at Lopi colors. It’s a highly recommended practice while on vacation or staycation.
In closing, Cindy told me that she is considering phasing out the fabric to make room for MORE yarn. Yarn is where it’s at, so I guess knitting is alive and well in Burien! Town Square Fabric & Yarn is on facebook, and as with all of our photos, please click on any of them to see their larger forms.
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