Yesterday was our second annual Yarnapolooza. Connie and I took the day off of work for our birthdays. For Christmas this year, I adopted an Alpaca for Connie from Willowbrook Alpacas. So this year’s Yarnapolooza was named for Connie’s adopted alpaca, “The Marcus Adventures.” She even made t-shirts for us to wear, with Marcus pooping yarn!
We started off our day visiting Marcus at Willowbrook Alpacas. We were able to hang out with the alpacas and pet and feed them. They are all so cute and we didn’t get spit on! Bonus. We also got to visit with horses, a goat, and Magnus, the chocolate lab. Such wonderful hospitality! Now I want an alpaca. I wonder how my cats would react. lol
This year we ended up going to three local yarn stores and Hobby Lobby. Kid Ewe Knot is my regular yarn shop and one of my favorites in the area. I just think the selection here is awesome and the owner is so nice. I found lots of pretty yarn to add to my stash here including a beautiful Mohair yarn. What’s funny is I bought this same yarn in a different color last year. At least my taste is consistent.
Next up was Hobby Lobby. I was able to but a really soft lining for the hat and cowl that I made. I found brown yarn that I was looking for to make a wig for Halloween. I also bought some scrubby yarn. I just think Hobby Lobby has the best yarn available outside of a yarn shop.
We drove out to Sewickley and stopped at Sewickley Yarns. I ended up buying some cute sock yarn and this gorgeous yarn from Manos del Uruguay. I’ve used their yarn before and just love it. Connie also commented that I always find the best yarn and she never sees it.
I have a yarn addiction, and this annual trip really feeds my addiction. Connie says I’m a yarn snob. I think I just love yarn. As the one woman said at Sewickley Yarns yesterday, “Why are all the yarns I like so expensive?” And I responded, “Because you have good taste.”
Next year Connie says we should go on the road for Yarnapolooza. Hmmm. Taking a trip to another city to yarn shop for our birthdays? That could be a lot of fun!