Wooly Wednesday: LYS in Review

I love their mascot.

I love their mascot.

LYS in Review: Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop

126 Quincy St.

Port Townsend, WA 98368

(360)379-9273

www.bazaargirls.com

When we started on this “traveling RN adventure” our first stop was near Seattle. We had an amazing time exploring all of the Pacific Northwest. One of our favourite towns we discovered was Port Townsend.

Port Townsend is located on the Olympic Peninsula. It has a rugged beauty with Victorian houses and a vibrant downtown. One of my best discoveries there is the Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop and Fiber Emporium.

Who doesn't like a wall of yarn?!

Who doesn’t like a wall of yarn?!

The shop is well stocked with a variety of yarn, most of which I would classify as higher-end. Be Sweet, Sublime, and Debbie Bliss are just a few that come to mind. They also carried locally made yarn and gorgeous fiber for spinning. If you need to brush up on your skills they have an extensive class schedule and everyone in the shop was very welcoming and friendly.

Beautiful sock weight yarn. Love the colors.

Beautiful sock weight yarn. Love the colors.

For those traveling with non knitters they do have other locally made items such as jewelry, buttons, etc. If nothing else, they can sit outside and look out on the beautiful view from the shop’s seating area. I very much wanted to come back and knit there but sadly I was only able to make it to the shop once.

Imagine this being your view while knitting.

Imagine this being your view while knitting.

Even if you aren’t into yarn Port Townsend is worth the drive. There are beautiful beaches, hand crafted beer, a history museum, and live music. It is a fun stop.

Local beer.

Local beer.

Have any of you been to this shop? What Christmas gifts are you working on right now?

-Christy

 

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Wooly Wednesday: Cascade Yarn Giveaway

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Its finally here! Yarn Giveaway time. When I announced the start of Wooly Wednesdays I promised some free yarn to one lucky person. Sadly my following Wooly Wednesday post ended up being very long and I didn’t want the giveaway to be hidden at the end. I decided it deserved a blog post of its own.

I choose this specific yarn because it is what I used to make my Crochet Christmas Cowl. This way the winner has the option of making the cowl. If you are more of a knitter this yarn would be beautiful knitted up into a simple cowl, scarf, or a matching hat and fingerless mitt set. Two skeins gives you plenty of yardage to work with!

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This yarn is from Cascades Cloud line of yarns. The chainette construction of the yarn allows it to be warm without being too heavy. The yarn I am giving away is clarified as being “Eco” Cloud because it is made from undyed merino and alpaca fibers. The result is lovely natural and neutral colors. You can see the rest of the color options here.  Their regular Cloud yarn comes in a wide range of colors if you need a bit more variety.

THE GIVEAWAY:

I will send the winner, chosen at random, two skeins of the Eco Cloud yarn by Cascade in the Charcoal (1810) colorway. I will also cover the cost of shipping. This yarn normally retails at $15-$17 a skein.

HOW TO ENTER:

Tell me in a comment below your favorite place to shop for yarn, why it is your favorite, and where it is. I love to support local yarn shops and sometimes they can be hard to find. This way I can have a list at my disposal to check whenever I am traveling.

You can also enter by sending me an email at wildflowerweston@hotmail.com.

*Make sure you include a way I can reach you (email, etc) if you are the winner.

*The LAST DAY to enter is November 30.

THE DRAWING:

Everyone who has commented or emailed will be entered and I will randomly pick a name Dec 1. The winner will be personally notified and mentioned in the following Wooly Wednesday post. I will ship the yarn as soon as I receive a response from the winner. If no response is received within a week, a new winner will be chosen.

*PLEASE NOTE*

This contest is only open to residents of the CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. The cost of shipping to other locations is too prohibitive.

 

I can’t wait to hear about your favorite yarn shops and to see what the winner makes with their yarn. We have some lovely snow falling right now here in Vermont. Luckily we have no holiday traveling but if you are traveling I hope the snow isn’t getting in your way! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

-Christy