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some_other_word [userpic]

I will be going to Portland next month, any suggestions for great yarn stores to visit? They should be at least as good as Weaving Works.

entling [userpic]

this weekend is the LYS tour! Three days, twenty stores. Wheeeeeee!


kitten_lion [userpic]

Seattle (2007)

April 18th, 2007 by Danielle

Robyn Haaf is the organizer for the NorthEnd Knitters group in Seattle. Read on to find out what she’s planned for WWKIP day 2007!

Interested people can contact me through my knitting sites - NorthEnd Knitters Meetup site or NorthEnd Knitters Yahoo Group site. The sites will both have the same information so its not necessary to sign on to both.

We would hold the event in the USA, WA State, Seattle from 10:00 am to 3:00pm PDT. I’ve already been in touch with the Seattle Art Museum about holding the event in the newly opened Olympic Sculpture Park. We’ll have tables reserved inside the Paccar Pavilion in case of rain (which is always possible in Seattle) but I hope, if the weather cooperates, we’ll be outside amongst the artwork and the sunshine. I would like to have people look for us in the Paccar Pavilion first.

Special notes: Blankets for sitting on the grass especially if it’s rained anytime recently, as the ground will still be wet. Food is
available from the cafe in the Pavilion but it might be a good idea to bring some finger-type foods to munch on. Restrooms are inside the Paccar Pavilion near the cafe. There is access in the Pavilion for the physically challenged and the paths around the park are wide enough for wheelchairs. All fiber artists and crafters are welcome.


Directions to the Olympic Sculpture Park:

From I-5 heading North: Take the Seneca Street exit (exit 165 on the left). Turn slightly left onto Seneca Street. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn left onto Broad Street. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right on Broad Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

From I-5 heading South: Take the Union Street exit (exit 165B). Stay straight to go onto Union Street. Turn right onto 1st Avenue. Turn left onto Broad Street. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right on Broad Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

From SR-99 heading North: Take the Seneca Street exit to First Avenue. Turn left onto First Avenue. Continue to Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad Street. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right on Broad Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

From SR-99 heading South: Take the Broad Street exit, also marked “To Seattle Aquarium.” Merge left onto Broad Street. Proceed west on Broad Street toward the waterfront. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right on Broad Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.


Seattle Metro Bus Information
Stopping at 1st Avenue and Broad Street (1 Block from the Park)
1 Kinnear
2 West Queen Anne
13 Seattle Pacific University
15 Blue Ridge
18 North Beach

Stopping at the Waterfront (1 Block from the Park)
99 Waterfront

Stopping at 1st Avenue and Clay Street (2 Blocks from the Park)
21 Arbor Heights
22 White Center
56 and 57 Alki

Stopping at 2nd Avenue and Broad Street (2 Blocks from the Park)
36 Beacon Hill
131 and 132 Burien

Contact the following transit systems for detailed rider information:

Metro 206.553.3000
Sound Transit 206.398.5000
Community Transit 206.353.7433

PACCAR Pavilion Garage
Pay parking is available in the PACCAR Pavilion garage. The entrance to the parking garage is on Broad Street. Open Daily from 6 a.m.–10 p.m. No overnight parking.

0–2 Hours $6
2–4 Hours $12
All Day $22

Metered parking is available on Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

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kitten_lion [userpic]

So I am working on my first sweater. I am really stoked and working hard! I am doing a lion brand "free pattern" for the family hoody. In black homespun. I started saturday and already have 5 inches or so of the back piece.

Current Location: a long bus
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: knit one podcast
aswego [userpic]

(All stores except VY&T have links in cloudcityknitty's sidebar.)

Currently at Village Yarn and Tea: 25% off Sirdar Snuggly Fair Isle DK Baby Yarn. I don't know whether the sale will go beyond April, but I'm doing the post now. ;) They also have some spring-colored Handmaiden in stock, and the Sea Silk thong is certainly a conversation piece; there's also a delicate, fuzzy cloud of yarn from either Handmaiden or Fleece Artist that they worked up into booties.

May: Full Circle has a monthly special page to print out and bring in for discount. (I don't know how regularly they're updating this; currently the page says 15% off 12 of the same yarn/thread.)

May 10-13 at the Weaving Works: 20% off regularly priced yarn, 10% off regularly priced books, plus discounts for some equipment/tools and 50%-75% off some yarn. Stock on hand. Time to pick up some rug warp!

May 11-12: Fiber Gallery will be part of the Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk, hosting some "intricately detailed sculptural bead embroidery" by Rebecca Roush.

May 13: Acorn Street advertises "Super Sale Prices, Bargains galore."

May 18-20: 2007 Puget Sound LYS yarn crawl. Prizes, discounts, and free stuff, including free one-skein patterns at every store. If you manage to get your passport stamped at all twenty, you're eligible to win a $400 gift certificate to the store of your choice. Even if you aren't crazy brave enough to visit all of the stores that weekend, it might be worth picking up the list as a directory for future ventures.

P.S. In looking at the various websites, it's been great to see how many have dipped at least their toes into spinning. Several also have blogs.

P.P.S. For those also interested in fabric stores, The Quilting Loft recently opened in Ballard; it's not a replacement for In the Beginning, but it has lots of light (hopefully not fading the fabrics...) and a fresh selection of fabrics plus a few books. There's also a vendor-created display of hand-dyed thread that knocks me out. So beautiful.

aswego [userpic]

Is Saturn in retrograde or something? Anyway, Web of Thread is going out of business (for personal reasons aggravated by the winter storms). Everything is 30% off, and there are some really, really beautiful threads and silk ribbon and so forth there... along with some dye supplies, shelving, office chairs, and so on. Cash only.

Confession: when we were there, the owner's two very child-friendly standard poodles were trotting about, and made me want dogs like that of my own before the whole "walk them or else!" kicked in.

Julie [userpic]

Just a reminder -- I'm closing my shop in Bremerton and having a huge closing sale. Next week (2/14 - 2/18) everything in the shop will be 20% off. Have lots of wonderful yarns left, including Rowan yarns (Wool Cotton, Summer Tweed, All Seasons Cotton, and much more), Blue Sky Alpaca, Brown Sheep yarns, including Cotton Fleece. Also books and patterns. Also have some beautiful bags and needle clutches from Offhand Designs. Happy to do mail orders, too. More info at sweetstitch.com. Thanks!

Jayne Fury [userpic]

Coming Events:
Seattle Knitting & Fiber Arts Exp 2007 Friday, April 13 - Sunday,
April 15

Fiber in the Forest 2007 May 19-21 (weaving, dyeing, spinning,
knitting, basketry) brochure:
http://www.weaverscabin.com/FifBrochure07.pdf Suzie 541-913-9512 or
email suzie@weaverscabin.com

Black Sheep Gathering June 22, 23 and 24 2007 Lane County
Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon

The First Annual Shaniko Wool Gathering. September 8 & 9, 2007,
Shaniko, Oregon. Judith Drew (541) 661-1501 evenings or email:

Knit & Crochet Fall Show. September 27-30, 2007. Oakland, Ca,
Marriott City Center. http://www.knitandcrochetshow.com/

Oregon Flock and Fiber. Every September at the Clackamas County
Fairgrounds in Canby, OR

Julie [userpic]

Hey local knitters! I'm going to be closing my shop in Bremerton, beginning this Wednesday (january 31). You find full details of closeout prices at my web site (http://www.sweetstitch.com/). The sale will start at 10% off everything, and over 9 weeks, will go down to 50% off. Hope you can make it!

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