Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Yarniacs and more from our Retreat

So many great pictures from our retreat weekend, I just had to post a few more.  Many of us start the weekend with a yarn crawl in the Santa Cruz area which is home to a very active knitting community and some very nice yarn shops, including the Swift Stitch.   This is a really nice shop with an interesting range of yarns and the very knowledgeable Sharlene and Gayle of The Yarniacs podcast hang out there.  We stopped by to see them:


Here's Sharlene in her version of the Gaptastic cowl:

Stopped by Yarns by the Sea in Aptos.   They are in the back of a small shopping mall, but this sign ensures that you won't miss them!


This shop has a really nice welcoming feel to it and was very busy the day we were there.  It seems very popular with the locals.

Here's what I've been working on:

Another pair of Reykjavik mittens knit with Brown Sheep's Nature Spun.  I just love these little houses!                                                    




  1. That yarn stop sign is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your photos!

  2. OOh! Mittens with houses! I must knit those ... are they on Ravelry?

    1. Yes, check out Kristen Kapur's web site, Through the Loops

  3. What a fun outing with friends!! Those mittens are fabulous!

  4. Oh those mittens are going to so toasty! Such a cute colorwork pattern too!

  5. Any idea which shawl pattern the lady on the far left with gray hair is wearing? It has purple and perhaps green stripes . I love it. Would love to make that one.

  6. It's the Happy Half Moon shawl by Susan Ashcroft

  7. Thanks for the shout out! I adore this picture. :) It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both. Gayle (gayleywayley on Rav)

  8. Enjoyed meeting you as well! Looking forward to seeing you and the knitters again! :)