Saturday, October 27, 2007

To Portland or Bust

Columbus Day weekend some of my knitting friends and I took Amtrak to Portland for yarn crawl. We had a great time. We caught the 7 am train down and planned on taking the 7:30 pm train back. After a long day of walking, shopping, eating and of course knitting, we were more than ready to head home. But Amtrak had other plans for us. Our train back kept getting delayed. I was beginning to think we were at SeaTac dealing with the airlines. We finally boarded our packed train at around 8:15 - 8:30 pm. We made it back to Seattle around midnight. But all in all it was a great day.

We visited Dublin Bay Knitting Company. The customer service was fantastic.

We also visited Knit & Purl. Now I found that this would be my favorite store in Portland, so far. The customer service was incredible. It was a small shop but they had quite the supply of yarns. The yarns are displayed by weight. I thought that was so cool. I purchased some Cascade 220 Superwash for my Tilted Duster from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 issue. They even wrapped my yarn in tissue paper. As haute taute as Tricoter likes to think and act like they are, they don't even go that far. I will definately visit this shop again when I return to Portland.

I have now cast on for the Tilted Duster. I have completed the Horcrux socks for the Hogwarts Sock Swap 2. I even got the package out in the mail to my partner today. Whoo Hoo!!

I also finished a baby hat and booties for a friend's new grandson.

Well onward with more of the project multi-tasking.

Until next time.....Knit on!!


N. Maria said...

I have heard more and more about the delays Amtrak is famous for. It still sounds like you had a great day. I have always wanted to take the train.
Your socks are so neat! I love the baby hat and booties, too!

Susan said...

Hi Lisa!
First off, thanks for commenting on my blog and second...I am so jealous of all your rain!!!!
We were hoping to get some this past weekend, but no luck :(
About the yellow yarn. It's "Elvis" colorway from Numma Numma. I got mine from the Loopy Ewe and its super squishy. Hope that helps.

Nora said...

Is that a crochet border on the baby hat? It's gorgeous. Also, what yarn did use?