My Kansas City Yarn Crawl

So, for years I’ve been wanting to get a group of girls together and go on a Kansas City yarn crawl. There are some great yarn shops in the area, and it seemed a shame not to visit them. But, in the previous relationship, life was always too busy and I had no leftover energy to travel.

My sad old royal ballwinder, being plastic and all, has been broken for quite some time now. I’ve been wanting to purchase something heavy duty because I think it is safe to say I won’t stop knitting or spinning any time soon, and I need a winder that can really hold up to the abuse I put it through. With all the commission pieces I’ve been doing this year, I decided now is the time to purchase. Then I noticed that my coveted winder could reach me from one of the shops I’d wanted to explore on a yarn crawl. And the idea was born.

I emailed some wonderful friends, planned a trip and on Saturday we set off. Our first stop was The Yarn Barn in Lawrence, KS. This was where I was to pick up my winder. What a fun store! The combination of weaving, spinning, knitting, and dyeing supplies was great fun.

And I got my ball winder! As well as a few other things, pics tomorrow.

What I didn’t know about Lawrence, KS is that it is quite lovely! We ended up staying in town for lunch, and honestly there were a good 4 or 5 restaurants I’d have liked to try. There was also a toy store that Bug enjoyed checking out. She got a tea set that entertained her for the rest of the day.

We then headed to Kansas City, MO and hit up two of the yarn shops there. And look what I found in the wild!

A yarn bombed stop sign in the wild. (Well, slightly domesticated since it was outside a yarn shop.)

I also saw some very interesting yarn:

I have yet to quite understand what one would do with it.

After all the yarn shopping, we still had time before dinner. So we took a break outside on such a gorgeous day!

I even got some unexpected sun on my left shoulder.

And then it was dinner time….my favorite indian restaurant

We left early, and were back at a reasonable hour. Big thanks to my dear friend Melissa who did ALL the driving! So nice to spend a totally relaxed and fun day with girlfriends whose company I truly appreciate!

Tomorrow-acquisitions post.

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