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So Many Crafts to Craft!!!!

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Today is Monday, my usual day for “domestic duties.” Aha! I have finished my duties, because I live in a small apartment this is easy! So, now, I contemplate: Knit? Weave? Finish making that little book? Write? Spin? Ahh, so many crafts to craft, what is a girl to do?

Write! So, here I am writing. I am actually settling into a good routine of crafting, doing my knitting in spare moments, weaving when my husband is working on his book, spinning when I need some meditative time and making my books whenever the mood hits. Hmmm, sure doesn’t sound like the anal person that I have been in the past. I guess my mantra of “live in the moment” is finally sinking in.

Unfortunately, my “no more volunteering” has not sunk in. I have volunteered to help at the Pullayup Fair in September and the Seattle Weavers Guild October Sale, with whatever they want me to do. I will also volunteer for the Vashon Island Sheepdog Trials for the Fiber area, probably spinning, but maybe weaving too, in June. I also signed up for the Hospitality Table at the Seattle Weavers Guild. Oh, and I usher at church too. My goodness, I have gotten involved!

Next week is the Puget Sound LYS Tour = Local Yarn Store Tour!!!! I can hardly wait to go. The Tour is from Lynden, WA all the way down to Kent, WA and features 26 yarn stores. Each store will be open from 10am until 8pm with special knit/crochet patterns made for the Tour attendees, a button for your yarn bag and discounts on yarn. There are also prizes for those that get their passport stamped at each store. It goes from Wednesday May 17 through Sunday May 21. I am driving a car load of ladies on Wednesday and we are going to have a blast. Another group of us will hit the road in a different direction on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Here is the info: lystour.com. If you have never done this, it is truly a blast! It is fun to see the different types of yarn, that each store carries; to meet the owners of the different stores; to get free patterns and the excitement of vying for a prize! So many yarn stores, so little time!

Well, I have written so now is the time to finish my little book. 😎

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My Favorite Place to Play and no, I don’t live there, much

I have always loved Yarn Stores. When I was a child my mother took up serious knitting. She knitted sweater after sweater and her place for help and advice, and of course yarn, was the Local Yarn Store (LYS) Reseda Yarn Shop, in Reseda, California. It is long gone, but here is a photo I found on the internet

Reseda Yarn Shop Calif

Well, now I have a LYS to go to and it is wonderful. It is located in downtown Rapid City, SD on Main St. It is called C.R. Yarn and the address is 519 Main St. The owner is Rita and she has wonderful yarn, needles,  roving, buttons, books, stitch markers, earrings, patterns and soon…spinning wheels. I have taken a bunch of photos of the inside of the shop and one not very good photo of the sign out front.  Enjoy my favorite place to play below. Rita and Katy teach knitting, Katy teaches crochet, Rita teaches drop spindling and soon spinning on a wheel. There is a Knit Night (or Yarn Manipulation with Tools, you can come and crochet too!) on Thursday evenings at 7pm to 9pm and a Spin-In on Friday mornings starting at 10:30. The shop hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sat, except on Thursday the shop is open from 12 to 9. See the website at www.cryarn.blogspot.com and on Ravelry. Rita also sells her hand spun yarn (Castle Fibers) and hand dyed roving. Come see for yourself why we LOVE this store!!!

Castle Fiber Sheep in the wool

Ladder Yarn moving fast!

Bags and Books

Hiya Hiya needles

Window Sleigh

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