When you go on vacation, you want to see if there are any local yarn shops to visit.  America’s Knitting is always up to date on new shops, closed shops, and also when shops move.  We are a reliable source for all things yarn shops.  I am no different!  This summer, we visited Seaside, Oregon and Canon Beach, Oregon for our summer vacation.

After looking up the area on America’s Knitting, I found these two shops.  I had been to the shop in Canon Beach, Coastal Yarns, before.  Seaside Yarn and Fiber, in Seaside, was new to me.  Staying in Seaside, I went to Seaside Yarn and Fiber first.

What a sweet little shop!  This store isn’t far from the beach, and they are open seven days a week for all of your local and/or vacation knitting needs.  I always say, yarn shops are like ice cream flavors…they are all different.  How many shops do you go to where they have tv’s?  Not one, but two tv’s.  The day that I was there, employee Amy Cochran was there running the store.  I was shopping for a tightening tool for my needle was repeatedly becoming loose as I knit…..but, I was hoping to be inspired by something wonderful to treat myself to (buy).

I did introduce myself to Amy and took some pictures to share.  The owner of the store hand dyes her own yarn that is sold in the store (Siren Yarn Co.).  The store also carried lots of other brands that are familiar; Koigu, King Cole, Loopy Mango, and Ancient Arts are notable mentions.  The back room was all set up for class and/or hanging out.  This room was outfitted with a bathroom, tv, coffee pot and great light.  The tv has constant streaming of ‘how to’ videos.

Overall, the store had a very friendly, beachy and fun vibe.  Amy was so nice, and I got my tightening tool, but also treated myself to a skein of yarn AND a travel win cup with a sip lid with the store logo on it.  I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!  I used it all vacation long.  It’s fall now, but I have fond memories of the store and my summer vacation in Seaside, Oregon!  I wish I had gone back to the store to just hand out and knit — next time!  As always, you can click on any photo to see it’s original form, and you can follow the store on Twitter.  Maybe your LYS is next!



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