At America’s Knitting, we love to spotlight yarn shops across the nation. We are based out of the pacific northwest, so of course we are better able to show more west coast yarn shops. I get photos and stories from knitters, and I also do spotlights myself when I’m out and about. This story and these photos come from our moderator over in our Ravelry group, Diana Cripe.
Diana, lives in Washington, but was traveling to a retreat in Oregon for the weekend. Doesn’t that sound like heaven….a retreat? I would love a weekend where I could just hang out and knit; no phones, no cooking or gardening, no work, just knitting. Sounds relaxing! Anyway…here is what Diana had to say:
On my way to a retreat on the Oregon coast, my friend Amy and I stopped at the Oregon Knitting Company in McMinnville, Oregon on the way. This was the day before LYS Day. This cute shop was located inside a little indoor mall type building. The shop is not very big, but has a lot of yarns to offer. The woman working there, sorry I did not get her name, was very nice, and funny and helpful. When I found the wall of Findley, I was mesmerized. I found so many colors I could not decide and was not sure what I would do with it. I got a photo of one woman working at the table, don’t worry I always ask for permission and tell people what it is for before taking a photo. After the retreat, and deciding what I would make with that yarn, we stopped again on our way home. Before leaving the retreat my friend Amy was told by another friend to NOT let me buy purple! I got this gorgeous teal, and plan to make Jared Flood’s Rock Island Shawl one day.
Just a little inside baseball, Diana loves purple and has lots of purple yarn in her stash. I say “you can never have enough purple yarn….or teal”!! Thank you Diana for checking out this yarn shop and taking these photos. I can’t wait to visit some day myself.
If you want to see your LYS here in a spotlight…take some photos and send them to me. I would love to see a spotlight from Arizona, Hawaii, North Dakota, Maine – work with me people!!