Thursday, July 28, 2011


Mom and Dad (aka Gma and Gpa E) went with me for the St. Louis Yarn Crawl, which goes today through Sunday. Dad was the driver-photographer. Thanks, Dad! This allowed me to just ride, knit, and relax between shopping stops.

We made it to 11 of the 12 shops. We just have one of the most local (Illinois) shop left to do, tomorrow.

Crawl - 1 Rothschilds 9:10 a.m. at breakfast, Rothschild's Family Restaurant, Washington, MO. (Great biscuits!!!)

Crawl - 2 Bah Yarns
Just before 10 a.m. crawl start time, BAH! Yarns 805 Franklin Ave, Washington, MO 63090 (636) 390-2400

Crawl - 3 Wool Gatherings
10:49 a.m. Wool Gatherings 510 N. West Ave., Eureka, MO 63025 (636) 221-2826

Crawl - 4 Heavenly Ewe
11:41 a.m. The Heavenly Ewe 1716 Old Missouri State Rd., Arnold, MO 63010 (636) 287 1231

Crawl - 5 Hearthstone
12:06 p.m. HearthStone Knits 11429 Concord Village Ave., St. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 849-9276

Crawl - 6 Teds
12:44 p.m. Snack Break at Ted Drewe's

Crawl - 7 Knitorious
1:07 p.m. Knitorious 3268 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63139 (314) 646-8276

Crawl - 8 Ewe Knit
1:51 p.m. Ewe Knit Yarns 7967 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119 (314) 961-6933

Crawl - 9 Kirkwoodt
2:20 p.m. Kirkwood Knittery 10724 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122 (314) 822-7222

Crawl - 10 Loopy
3:03 p.m. The Loopy Ewe 2705 Dougherty Ferry Rd. Ste. 107, St. Louis, MO 63122 (314) 835-9944

Crawl - 11 Caboodle
3:51 p.m. Knit and Caboodle 330 S. Main St., Saint Charles, MO 63301 (636) 916-0060

Crawl - 12 Myers
4:28 p.m. Weaving Dept. at Myers House 180 W. Dunn Rd., Florissant, MO 63031 (314) 921-7800

Crawl - 13 K1W2
5:22 p.m. Knit One, Weave Too 303 North Main Street, Edwardsville Il 62025 (618) 692-6950

The one we have left for tomorrow... The Bead Place 5200 North Illinois, Suite102, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (618) 222-0772

With all of that yarn shop shopping, here is my haul...

Crawl - Fibers
8 oz of Frabjous Fibers BFL Top in "Hespera" and 12 oz of Dragonfly Fibers Merino/Silk 65/35 in "Texas Bluebonnet"

Crawl - Books
It was mainly a book day. I did score one skein of yarn, Dream in Color, Everlasting Sock, in "Amethyst." I obviously love Berroco books... and got some others, too!

I have to go easy on the yarn. I already have so much that I think it is starting to breed.

On top of that, I came home to find my order (shop update and monthly clubs) from Southern Cross Fibre had arrived. Oh, my! I just got into the monthly "club" for SCF this month (after a year+ waiting list), and also ended up reading the Ravelry SCF group and noticing that an update was going up at a certain time (which always sells out in a few minutes). The owner, David, has many great spinning tips on his blog, a clever toe-up sock pattern for any gauge (especially useful for handspun, with several examples like this one), and wonderful handspun sweater pictures.

SCF haul

On the left are the two colors for the monthly club, Tapenade (top) and Spinnaker (bottom), and then the update colors, Uluru, Night in the Forest, Wave Rock, and Into the Jungle

Much spinning and knitting loveliness in my future...

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

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