I 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.
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!
Patrece 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.
Then, 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.
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.
Patrece 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.
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.
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~