Knitting, Knitting Pattern, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Winter 2016

Barchan Earflap Hat

Download the pattern from Ravelry FREE for 24 hours! The Barchan Earflap Hat is named after the horseshoe-shaped snowdrifts called barchans.  Worked from the top down with a provisional cast-on, this ribbed hat has a seamless construction with no short rows or stitches to pick up.  The slouchy version of the hat is shown, but… Continue reading Barchan Earflap Hat

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Fall 2016, Knitting, Knitting Pattern, Local Yarn Store

Piedras Blancas Cowl

Download Piedras Blancas Cowl on Ravelry. 50% off all WayfaringYarns Designs on Cyber Monday (and Tuesday!) This summer I had the pleasure of traveling with my two oldest children to Cambria, a quaint little town on California's central coast. After a fabulous lunch, I just had to stop at the yarn store in town. Ball… Continue reading Piedras Blancas Cowl

Issue 3, Local Yarn Store, Winter 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah

Once upon a time in a cute little neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah called Sugar House, there was a perfect little house. And inside this house a wonderful lady watched over the most beautiful skeins of yarn in all the land. Brands like Shibui Knits, Bookland Tweed, Summit Cashmere and Malabrigo. This may sound… Continue reading Salt Lake City, Utah

Issue 3, Local Yarn Store, Winter 2016

San Francisco, California

During our yearly mother-daughter trip, my Meggie-pie and I enjoyed the best San Francisco had to offer. Delicious food, the San Fransisco Ballet, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge and luxury accommodations were a part of the package, but our trip was not complete without an Über ride to San Francisco's premier yarn store, ImagiKnit! ImagiKnit… Continue reading San Francisco, California

Issue 3, Local Yarn Store, Winter 2016

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Tucked away in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a perfect little yarn store called Knit on Pearl. And no, Pearl is not spelled wrong, the store actually used to be located on Pearl St. in Jackson.  Cute, huh? Knit on Pearl carried all sorts of yummy brands like Noro, Juniper Moon, Manos Del Uruguay and… Continue reading Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Trace Your Yarn

While driving through the Rhône-Alpes region of France last year my husband and I stopped in downtown Grenoble so I could check out a yarn store (feeling lots of hubby-love here❤️), Maille á Part, located at 5 rue Génissieu. I went straight to some fingering weight alpaca, and stood there, trying to decide on a color.… Continue reading Trace Your Yarn

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Encinitas, California

Last spring we got the chance to visit my brother and sister-in-law and their boys in San Diego, California, the most beautiful, peaceful place on the California coast.  After lunch and before the beach, I paid a visit to The Black Sheep, a LSY located on Highway 101 in Encinitas. This yarn store is the stuff… Continue reading Encinitas, California

Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Rainy Days in East Germany

During my whirlwind European tour, I spent a couple of days in Dresden and a few hours in Berlin.  Even in the rain I was able to enjoy the restored splendor of these two cities. I was surprised by the memories and stong emotions invoked at the Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie. All the… Continue reading Rainy Days in East Germany

Food, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Oh, Give Me A Home

Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world.It's famous for geysers, waterfalls, elk and...Buffalo! When my family was here in July, we made several trips to Yellowstone to see the sites and enjoy the water. On our way out of the park we stopped in West Yellowstone, Montana for some yummy mexican food and my Honeypie… Continue reading Oh, Give Me A Home