Last weekend was the annual LYS Tour around here. The yarn stores band together, offer a free one skein pattern and a discount on the yarn to knit it, and us knitters run around crazily getting our passports stamped at the stores – 25 this year! It was my first year actually touring on the tour, since last year I attended every day at one store – the one where I worked. :)

Thursday night after work I headed to 4 of the stores that are more or less on my way home from work… Weaving Works, Bad Woman, Full Circle (this was a new one for me) and Fiber Gallery.

Friday I met up with a couple of friends and hit So Much Yarn on our way out to Bainbridge where we visited Churchmouse and had a lovely dinner at Cafe Nola.

We got to “ride” the scooter:

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And then got totally soaked running to the ferry in the rain…

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… while eating ice cream from Mora!

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A lovely but very chilly evening.

The next day some of us joined a bunch of others for a trek northward to 11 yarn stores! One of the stores had some lovely knitfiti outside.

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Amy knit most of Fay’s socks on the drive:

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After some dinner we took yet another ferry home.

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Then on Sunday a few of us hit the remaining stores, where we found this hilarious Opal yarn:

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An Austrian pop “singer”, Antonia, wears a different slutty outfit on every ball band! We’re not sure exactly who the target audience is for this yarn, but it was too hilarious to pass up, so a couple of us bought some:

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(Click the first picture to enlarge for a view of more of the outfits!)

All in all an amazing weekend, now back to the secret knitting!

Listening to: The Outsider ~ A Perfect Circle, Reading In Bed ~ Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton, Digital Bath ~ Deftones