Yarn Shops! Fiber! Friday!
This was the morning view from my room. We enjoyed watching the surfers while eating breakfast. We spent our time there knitting, chatting, eating, sipping red wine and YARN SHOPPING. We went to 6 yarn stores! Here are a few of my favorites:
The Yarn Place in Capitola. This is a little house turned yarn store crammed with yarn. (Lots of Lambs Pride colors Zonda). They had a wide selection of all types of yarn and I finally found some Mountain Colors IRL to play with!
Another one I liked was Golden Fleece in Santa Cruz.
This knitted garment, knit by one of the shop owner's sister (who lives in Poland) was hanging on the wall in the workroom. I'm not sure what yarn she used but it was amazing:
I was wandering around the shop and the shop owner casually said, "If you need me, I'll be in the workroom opening boxes--we just got in a shipment of Malabrigo". And my ears went poink! like a German Shepherd. 8 skeins of burgundy never made it to the store shelves.
Again, I just can't get the right light but if I could describe this yarn, I'd say it was like a glass of deep red wine.
Our last stop was in my old 'hood of Felton. A cute little shop called Luminous Threads. Again, I thought of Zonda because, in addition to a good selection of yarns, she had a space in the back featuring quilting fabrics! The shop owner was very sweet and, while the shop doesn't have the biggest selection, the vibe is very warm and welcoming.
You don't think I came home with just 8 skeins of Malabrigo do ya? I had to exercise restraint (Stitches is this month!) but I did make a few more purchases. I just need to save them for future YPFs!