Bainbridge: 2 of 2
So, taking Mike to Bloedel gave me the perfect reason to finally visit Churchmouse Tea and Yarn. All I can say is…CRAP. Now I’m going to have to spend a ton of money on ferry rides because this yarn store was amazing.
First of all, I found Koigu I don’t already have. And that’s two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport for a pair of REQUESTED tipless gloves for Mike.
Mike never asks me to knit for him so as soon as I finish my current sock, I’m casting on for his gloves.
But c’mon, you know I can’t stop at 4 measley balls. Especially when I see this lovely fingering weight yarn from Japan.
The photo doesn’t do justice to the lovely colors in this yarn (the sun is playing hide and seek). It looks handspun! I bought 2 balls (socks!) and then realized that it was too pretty for socks…so I had to get 2 more balls. That should give me enough for a scarf/shawl.
However, the thing that really threw me over the top on this store was this:
That’s right folks…Socks that Rock. They had lightweight and heavy weight in stock and I had a yarngasm as soon as I saw their ENORMOUS display. Seriously – pounds and pounds of STR in almost every colorway. I’m already mourning the colors I left behind.
Everything I’ve heard about this store is true. The selection is grand, the employees are sweethearts and the overall ambience is delightful. I wish, oh how I wish, this store was in Seattle and not on an Island I have to take a ferry to.
But after this shopping extravaganza…I really need to pare back on my yarn shopping – especially sock yarn. I have enough sock yarn for at least 50 pairs of socks. And let’s face it – I’ll never go through it all (in sock form at least.) Think I can do it?
Don’t answer that.