I have been reading Sam’s blog Madfabriholic for a number of years now. I really admire her quilts and knitting, and was thrilled to be able to meet up with her when we visited the USA.
She graciously set aside a day and, along with her lovely daughter, took me to her favourite yarn and fabric stores. Our first stop was Fancy Tiger Crafts. I have to admit that I was a tad overwhelmed by the selection available and only ended up with some fabric and a few stitch markers. I only got two because I haven’t tried this kind before and wanted to make sure I liked them before buying a whole stack.
I’m not sure what I’ll make with it yet, so it’s going to marinate in the stash for a while.
Next up we visited Colorful Yarns. I was feeling a little less overwhelmed by then and some yarn came home with me. I also found the type of stitch markers that I had been looking for and so added a packet of them as well.
This is yak yarn. I’m really excited to give this a try! Just need to find the perfect pattern for it.
We then had a very tasty meal at a Mexican restaurant whose name escapes me and a wander around a mall for a while.
Thanks for the wonderful day Sam it was great to meet you.