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Friday, September 23, 2005

Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend is a neat little town on the north end of of the Olympic Peninsula. It is home to The Wooden Boat Festival

The boats are nice, yes, but what about yarn? I stopped by The Twisted Ewe, a shop for spinners and knitters. I bought some short dp needles for socks. I asked about the circular type, but the they had only one set, and the proprietor was not that keen on using them, preferring the "old" way. She showed me the yarn and without batting an eye, I bought it. Well somewhere along the way, the label got lost. I believe it is wool/nylon. I haven't given up on finding the label. The skein also has come apart a little, and may be a challenge to wind. It is a pretty outrageous color. It may be related to Kiri


candsmom said...

Ooh, sooo pretty!! Love it, reminds me of every shade you'd find on a mango as it ripens. And if they're related, it must be distantly, because this beauty of a yarn is far more aristocratic and noble than the ex-Kiri. I'm so envious that you got to go yarn shopping on the mainland...please post lots of yarn porn so I can live vicariously!!

keohinani said...

port of my college wrestling teammates was from there. wow.

sheepish said...

Hello, I dyed that yarn. It is 85 % wool/15 % nylon It is washable. If any one would like more you may e mail me Im the owner ot the Twisted Ewe and am just starting a hand dyeing business on my farm where I raise Lincoln, targhee, merino crosses. I will also have dyed rovings for sale.