While in Alaska, one of the highlights of my trip was visiting the Inua Wool Shop. Its an absolutely lovely shop, with lovely people running/working in it. They have a great selection of sooo many yarns, including Quivit and Alaskan Cashmere.
For the size of the place I was really impressed with their selection, every inch is filled with lovely goodies, yarn and notions. In fact they had one of the larges notion/needle selection I’ve ever seen.
I had a lot of fun looking around and making a few select purchases. Just something I figured I couldn’t go to Alaska and not come home with. I couldn’t afford enough to do a shawl, but I’ll probably use this quivit to make a nice little scarf or smoke ring. I also purchased some fiber for my spinning wheel.
We won’t discuss the price.
Then, I saw the Alaskan Cashmere, its produced on a farm called the Nash Farm in Alaska. Its laceweight and the most inexpensive cashmere I’ve seen. Its not cheap, I won’t lie, but it was nothing compared to the price of the Quivit. So I bought myself a present of some green lace-weight. Then went back a few days later and purchased two skeins for my sister and two for my niece (Sarah) so they could make a nice cashmere scarf for themselves. They’ll have to fight over the color each one gets, both the purple and marigold are beautiful.
I will probably make a shawl or stole out of my green, although looking back I wish I would have gotten a blue they had for me, instead of the green considering Gracie I just knit was in green. But oh well, I do love green, it is becoming my signature color.
Last but not least here is my other niece (Cora) on her first knitting store trip.
And of course the sales lady adored her hat.
The store also holds knitting classes for kids, the next one is this spring, and the owner is going to contact me when they have them, so if Cora is still interested, I can sign her up for some so she can continue knitting if she chooses to do so. BUt if not, the yarn will wait.
More on the actual trip to Alaska next posting.