2012 Seattle to Portland Yarn Train. So much to see!
I love the high ceilings, light-colored walls and space in this shop. So much yarn to look at and a huge classroom/meeting area to take a seat and rest when you feel the need. Plus a separate viewable playroom for the little ones. Take a look at some of the yarns they carry on their website. Be sure to read their blog while you’re at it.
Oh my gosh. Room after room chock full of yarn. Samples, patterns, so many ideas. Check out what’s in the store online. I fell in love with this sweet little baby sweater (photo below) from one skein of yarn. Don’t have any more grandbabies to knit for but got it anyway. Hard to resist.
Just a short distance from Knit Purl is an entire square block plus a few more on an adjacent block of food carts. Every imaginable type of ethnic food. Great way to get food on the run. Bordered between Alder and Washington and 9th and 11th. Or online at FoodCartsPortland.com.
After a bite to eat, we went to Knit-Purl. So many samples to look at. So much yarn as well. Lots of natural light streaming in from the windows. We’ve been invited to use their downstairs classroom area to rest if we wish. Check them out online and look at what one of their customers (photo below: Double-Knitting) was working on while we were there. Unbelievable. She was working with two yarns faster than I knit with one.
One of my most favorite non-knitting places to visit in Portland is Cacao. A marvelous little shop to sit and enjoy a cup of drinking chocolate. Check them out here and see if you’re enticed to pay them a visit.
~"Mo", Yarn Train Coordinator