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Yarn Crawl: Day 2

I continued the Yarn crawl today. I visited 2 more of the 13 shops, bringing my total up to 5 shops in 2 days. Only 8 more to go!!

I started my day off at Tangles knitting on Main. The shop was a pain in the rear to find first off!! Even my GPS had problems pin pointing exactly where it was. I saw it by chance. I was at a stop sign and saw the words Yarn Shop on the side of a brick building. Oy!! Once I found it, I parked, went in and was blown away by all the funky displays and random knits all around. They seem to be very into the unique and anything out of the norm which I really love. It was great to just walk around and see what can be knit.  I also got some nice goodies. A stitch marker, measuring tape, Apiece of the scarf pattern and a bag of knitting scraps. At first I was all “WTH are you giving me a baggy of your ends for, lady?” (thought it,didn’t say it) She explained they are giving them out for people to throw out in their yarn or put out somewhere for birds to use the scraps for their nests. Then I was all “What a neat idea! My kids will love doing that!!” (said that, didn’t just think it)


This is how I found it!



That whole thing was knit!! How cool!!


My second stop for the day was my normal LYS Cottage Yarn. This is where I shop normally and where 90% of my stash has been purchased. It was great to go in to a place that I was familiar with and that felt “home” like when I walked in. It was great to be greeted by people who I recognize and who recognize me. They also were excited to see Thing 2 awake for once. I typically wear her on my back and she naps while I shop. Today she was ready to crawl 🙂 They did a scavenger hunt. That was a fun. It had a list of questions and you had to go around and find the answers. Most I knew off the top of my head but a couple I had to go find the answers. One question asked “Name 3 brands of yarn sold at the Cottage.(Hint:If you don’t know the answer off the top of your head, you are most likely the friend that got dragged along)”  I was cracking up at that.

I didn’t take many pics at the cottage since I was doing the hunt.


I also made a pit stop to buy Vicious her birthday gifts(some of them). I can’t believe she will be 6 in 2 days!!


Here are some pictures of my “swag” and the pink train button I mentioned in yesterdays post.

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How cute is that train?


Stripe knotty top Hat

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Size 6 16″ circular needles

Size 6 DPN set or 4 or 5

2 skeins of chunky yarn, contrasting colors

I used LBY Babys first Bulky weight 3.5 oz, 120 yds

Mc Sea Sprite

CC Splish Splash

stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 4 sts x 5 rows=1 inch in St st.


With circular needles

With MC CO 64

Place marker
Join round and knit 5 rows
Change to CC and knit 5 rows

Repeat these 10 rows once more
Knit 5 rows with MC

Decrease:  Switch to DPN when it starts to get difficult to knit on the circulars.
With CC
Row 1: Knit 6, k2tog Repeat for round

Row2: Knit 5, K2tog, Repeat for round

Row3: Knit 4, K2tog Repeat for round

Row4: Knit 3, K2tog repeat for round

Row5: Knit 2, K2tog, repeat for round

Change to MC
Row6: Knit 1, K2tog epeat for round

Row7: K2tog, repeat for round

Row8:K2tog, repeat for round(4 sts)

With remaining 4 sts knit I-cord for 8 inches.
Break yarn and with a tapestry needle thread yarn through the 4 live stitches and cinch tight. Thread yarn through  I-cord into center of hat. Tie Knot close to the bottom of the I-Cord

Weave in ends.