Apparently there’s an organized Local Yarn Store Tour in the Seattle area. I am SO excited because I haven’t had half a chance to visit most of these! I’ve made it to four or five that are near me and one way out in Mukilteo but the rest? Not had a chance yet. So this is very cool. I also love the one skein idea, where every shop will have a pattern using one skein of something you can buy in store. I love me some one skein projects. Very gratifying.
To wit, I’m going to post my list of shops I have or will visit, with things I wish to remember for myself. (Italicized are those I still need to visit!) One might think there wouldn’t be enough fiber folks to support all of these shops, but apparently not. Unlike L’ville! When will I stop finding fantastic things about Seattle?
- Hill Top Yarn
(Queen Anne) — a house where the rooms are organized by themes — the wool room, etc, with lots and lots of good quality yarn.
- Hill Top Yarn East (Bellevue)
- So Much Yarn (Downtown Seattle) — the layout of this place is my favorite so far, lots to choose from, but parking is a PITA.
- Weaving Works (University District) — again lots and lots of yarn — probably the most so far? Convenient unless it’s getting close to rush hour. Lots of pattern books and even a play area for kids (although my kid would go straight for the yarn).
- Let It Rain Yarn (Mukilteo) — small but by far the friendlist shop I’ve been to. VERY helpful!
Okay that’s all I have time for at the moment. Obviously there are more than these and I know there are lists out there (there’s even one at the LYS site). This is going to be a work in progress!