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Rose City Yarn Crawl Part 1

So, this post would be energetically long if I posted about the entire yarn crawl.  I’m not feeling that energetic. Instead, we’ll just break it into parts based on each day’s events.  This post is all about our first day on the yarn crawl.

We started off the day with Angelika’s.  Our day would have started better if we could find Angelika’s.  lol  We wandered the block at least three times in the car and then once on foot as well.  Not an easy place to find, but finally, we wound our way around and into the store.

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Then we headed into the scary part of Portland (at least for me), Downtown. Stop #2 was Knit Purl. We really liked Knit Purl. Especially the clearance room. There were a lot of yummy things down there.

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Stop #3 for the day was Pearl Fiber Arts. They carry Stonehedge which is one of my favorite yarns. It has lovely hand, feels good while knitting, and wears nicely.

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Then we headed on over to Dublin Bay. I like this shop mostly because they carry Solstice yarns and they are extra nummy. Plus the shop is pretty.

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Our fifth stop for the day was the Naked Sheep Knit Shop. We loved the logo for Naked Sheep. It was cute. I was doing really well in this shop, but didn’t make it out without a small purchase of some stickers and a stitchmarker.

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Stop #6 was Close Knit. And it turns out that I was just a block away from this shop when I was out to lunch with a friend. I didn’t even know it was there. Honestly. We also enjoyed some delightful ice cream at Salt & Straw and some tea from Townshend’s.

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We had a long day, but decided to swing over to Littlelamb and Ewe before heading home. This was a very large shop. They could have packed so much yarn in to this space, but chose a more relaxed and spacious feel. Don’t take that the wrong way, they have plenty of yarn. After this stop, we tried some tasty caramel corn at iCandy then headed home.

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