Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LA Yarn Crawl 2014 Roundup - Day 1

Here's a roundup of the six shops we made it to on Day 1!!!!











Stay tuned for Day 2!

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LA Yarn Crawl 2014 - Zoe Zeynep

The last stop on our crawl for the day was Zoe Zeynep on Melrose.

BE ADVISED THAT THIS STORE IS MOVING TO THE VALLEY AT THE END OF THIS MONTH!  (will say it again below).

Can I just tell you that this was the coziest shop of the day?!

Like, when I walked in and saw candles burning and heard jazz playing, I literally wanted to just sit down, pull out my knitting, and stay for the rest of the night (preferably with a glass of wine!).


This store had some beautiful yarns and they were having a Be Sweet trunk show, 
with gorgeous samples to show.  (You know I love the Be Sweet).  :)

Everyone was very nice and friendly.  What a nice shop to end our day at!



See the girl below in the blue tee... that's a 7 year old, crocheting!  I love it!

Currently at: (as of 4/6/14): 
Address: 7201 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone:(323) 936-7690

MOVING TO THE VALLEY AT THE END OF APRIL!

Yarn Crawl LA 2014 - Sit 'n Stitch

Next stop was at Sit 'n Stitch in Burbank and this is where we 
literally just sat down and rested for about 20 minutes!

By this time of the day, it was about 5p and full-blown rush hour traffic.

We were starting to get tired (and spent out!) so this store was a welcome break of quiet time and peacefulness!

The owner (seated below) is very nice and she sat and chatted with us while we rested. 
Offered us waters.  Very sweet. 


This store has a nice mix of yarns and needlepoint items.  She had a nice wall of buttons as well!

Her giveaway basket is the one we were all hoping to win! 

:)


Sit 'n Stitch
Address: 1717 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA 91506
Phone:(818) 729-0902

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Yarn Crawl LA 2014 - Unwind

Ok... this is where the wheels fell off and I literally went out of control!

There are very few pictures of this store because I WAS BUSY BUYING!!!!

(which I was not supposed to be doing)

:)


After lunch, we made our way to Unwind in Burbank and we all loved this store!!! (A little too much...)
:)


This is a nice open store with lots of light.  Beautiful yarns and fun modern patterns.

In the back was a Wall of Baah! and all the color was gorgeous!

They were also featuring Ewe Ewe yarns and we got to meet Heather Walpole who is so so nice and fun!
Of course I bought some yarn and can't wait to show her my Ewe Ewe Sporty Striped Cardi!


Unwind
Address: 818 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Phone:(818) 840-0800

Yarn Crawl LA 2014 - La Knitterie Parisienne

Next on our crawl was La Knitterie Parisienne!

Now, let's see...

This store is great but it is TIGHT!  

It's literally filled from the floor to the ceiling with yarn. Wall-to-wall yarn!

Normally that would sound like heaven, right?

 I don't know if it's because we were all getting hungry... or because parking here is a bit tough... or because I had a grabby 3 year old with me but...

it was a bit much for us!

We were all having sensory overload!

For me, sometimes when there is too much to see, then I don't see anything!  (if that makes sense).

This store really is nice and the people were sooooo friendly.  And if you are looking for ANY yarn or ANY kind of button, they will have it!



Every space, literally packed!

Buttons!  Buttons!  Buttons!





La Knitterie Parisienne
Address: 12642 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Phone:(818) 766-1515

Yarn Crawl LA 2014 - Stitch Cafe

The next stop on our Crawl was Stitch Cafe in Valley Village. 


This was a cute shop with lots of fun and nice yarns.  They had a great selection of sock yarns and self-striping yarns (which you know I love!).  :)

I really liked this store.  The ladies were all very nice and helpful.  The selection of yarns and patterns was extensive.  And it is open and light.  Easy to navigate!


This store had a good buzz going.  Lots of Yarn Crawlers exploring and chatting!








A customer crocheted these cute plates of food for the store because... they are the Cafe!  :)


Mmmm... Hamburger.

Grandma and Peanut taking a rest on the couch.  Good light coming through the window for working on dark color projects!  

Address: 12443 Magnolia Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607
Phone:(818) 980-1234

Yarn Crawl LA 2014 - The Yarnover Truck!


I can not believe I have never posted about the fabulous Yarnover Truck!!!

I've visited it so many times and it's pretty much awesome.

:)

On this first day of the Yarn Crawl, they were outside of A-Major Knitwork all day and they were featuring a Blue Sky and Spud and Chloe trunk show!

The gals that drive "Debbie" (the blue truck) around town are so nice and they will help you with anything!

Inside the truck is just enough of everything one might need to start a project... ie -

Patterns
Needles
Yarn
Notions
Project Bags
And probably something else I'm forgetting... 

:)


Even Peanut was excited to see Debbie and he said, "The yarn truck is here!!!"
:)

He loves to go up and down those stairs... (over and over).


The Yarnover Truck is always somewhere fabulous and check their calendar for their next location!

:)