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Sheepish in Seattle
Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 8, 2018
By popular demand we will once again travel from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington April 7th and 8th, 2018!
Saturday we’ll visit Ewe and I for shopping and lunch, Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, and The Fiber Gallery. Sunday we’ll hit Serial Knitters for a special pre-opening hours shopping event, Tolt Wool and Yarn, then Firwood Farms Alpacas for lunch with the alpacas and to learn more about them and their rescue program.
We will once again be spending the night at the Best Western Executive Inn with their spectacular views of the Space Needle. This is easy walking distance to a variety of dinner locations, or they have a restaurant right in the hotel as well. This is a lovely, comfortable hotel with a great lobby and lounge for sitting and chatting while knitting in the evening.
Ewe and I in Chehalis, Washington is a newer yarn shop with a sheep cheese production facility attached… they have very busy sheep in Chehalis! Located in quaint downtown Chehalis, the shop has a lovely old fashioned feel to it and is full of great yarns (as well as coffee for a caffeine hit!)
Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is one of the flagship West Coast shops, located on Bainbridge Island, Washington. They have a stunningly beautiful store, lots and lots of shop samples to give you ideas for what to make and always roll out the red carpet for us. We love it here!
The Fiber Gallery has been serving Seattle knitters and crocheters since 2004. They have a large selection of yarn, as well as supplies for embroidery, needle-felting, spinning, and weaving.
We love Serial Knitters’ deep inventory of yarn as well as so many bags. Last year they were super helpful and had lots of ideas for us about what to make with their yarns.
Tolt Wool and Yarn is located in scenic Carnation, Washington and has a lovely, earthy, wooly aesthetic that is always so inspiring. They have lovely samples, tons of exclusive yarns, and are just a fun place to visit.
Firwood Farm Alpacas is a small farm situated in a picturesque valley about 30 miles south of Seattle. They work closely with others in the alpaca community to provide a safe and healthy environment for their herd of alpacas. Currently that includes 15 male alpacas, 13 female alpacas, and 2 guard llamas! Of these 28 alpacas only 8 are from the original herd – the rest are re-homes or rescues.
This trip includes a professional driver with a luxury coach, light breakfast both days, lunch both days, and a double occupancy hotel room. (If you don’t have a roommate we are happy to set you up with one, or you can upgrade to a single room.) Roommate requests will be honored as much as is possible, please just add those to the notes section at checkout.
If you have a special dietary requirement, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. We are also happy to accommodate physical restrictions; this is actually a great way to travel for someone that uses a walker or cane, as you get door to door drop offs with minimal walking required. If you have these or other special requirements, please do let us know by selecting the appropriate item from the drop down menu when you register. We’ll then contact you directly to discuss details.
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