Here’s the completed Shining Star hat.
Occasionally I come across Elizabeth’s Fiber & Yarn Store while searching for spinning products and have thought that I should make a trip down there to check it out in person. I love the idea of visiting a fiber store located on a farm. Yesterday I finally made the trip. My husband joked that he didn’t want me to come home with any sheep.
It was a pleasant hour drive from Seattle to Buckley. The shop is located in a renovated green farmhouse next to a goat pasture. I was pleasantly surprise at how large the shop is. Her yarn selection includes a variety of Cascade Yarns, Manos del Uruguay and various other brands. Not a huge selection but respectable. She also carries a full range of knitting tools and books. I picked out several balls of Cascade Fixation to knit another Shining Star hat.
Besides yarn Elizabeth carries fiber and three brands of spinning wheels. I mentioned to her that I was interested in spinning wheels and have my name on waiting list for a Lendrum wheel at a shop in Seattle. I also mentioned that I hadn’t tried a Schacht wheel because I was afraid that I would like it but didn’t want to spend that much on a wheel. Well she invited me to try one. I spent a couple hours chatting, spinning and watching the goats in the pasture. The wheel was just too hard to resist. It’s just so smooth, beautiful and conveniently ready to take home. So now I’m a proud owner of a Schacht spinning wheel and a Strauch stool.
I look forward to returning to Elizabeth’s shop. She has started a monthly spinning group that I hope to attend in the future.