Thursday, October 2, 2014

Episode 2: 5 Yarn Shops, 2 Adobes, and an Airstream Named Clyde




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 The SLO Yarn Crawl takes the Two Ewes to San Luis Obispo, home of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.
Marsha loves adobes, including all the California Missions and Yarns at the Adobe!

In this episode Marsha talks about:

Our food adventures!
We had TWO great dinners at Luna Red, including the Olive Oil Cake.  We don't have Luna Red's recipe, but here is a recipe that seems similar. 
We had a great breakfast of Huevos Rancheros at Big Sky Cafe.

The Yarn Shops!
The Ball and Skein and More in Cambria where she and Kelly bought Reywa Fibers yak down and silk yarn called Bloom in the color Poppy.  We also talked with Sam Sansbury of Colinette and we both bought Colinette Jitterbug yarn in the Slate colorway.

Yarns at the Adobe in San Luis Obispo, across from the mission, fulfills two of Marsha's passions: yarn and adobes!  This yarn shop is actually in a historic adobe.  At this shop Marsha bought yarn from Valkyrie Yarn and Fiber so that she could make a sweater.  This yarn also has yak in it (yak, merino and silk), thus continuing Marsha's theme of yak yarn!  Kelly bought Berocco Remix to make her next Custom Fit sweater.

Nordic Mart, is also in San Luis Obispo.  It carries DROPS yarns, stocks many colors and has extremely good prices.  It was the first stop of the second day.   Marsha and Kelly both got Fabel sock yarn.  Kelly won the door prize from Nordic Mart!  I was a pattern for fair isle leg warmers, Cascade Fingering yarn in 5 bright colors, and a notions pouch chock full of goodies!


Eileen's Treasures in Pismo Beach had Flat Feet Fibers sock blanks and Marsha bought one.  Kelly bought a couple of skeins of Frog Tree Alpaca Sport and a skein of hand-dyed sock yarn.

Ranch Dog Knitting in Atascadero was nice and cool inside although it was over 100 degrees outside!  Yarn by a local (Paso Robles) dyer, Picket Fence Fiber Studio yarn, was the big find there!  Kelly also bought a silver shawl pin.  Atascadero has an interesting history that we didn't know at the time, but that we found out later from Marsha's brother.


The Airstream, Clyde!
What a fun way to have an adventurous stay!  The hosts were interesting and hospitable, providing beer in the fridge and making us coffee in the mornings.   Clyde had a patio, complete with turf, patio furniture, and flamingos, where we enjoyed wine in the afternoon.  We booked Clyde through airbnb and had a great experience.



Relaxing in the Airstream before heading to dinner.

Kelly talks about:
The items that are uppermost on her Ravelry queue and that she wants to knit in the near future (after the current Custom Fit sweater that The Ewes will talk about next episode).  Opus the Octopus, a Gala Tunic-length sweater, and the Niebling lace doily pattern Frosted Ferns are at the top and likely to be made this fall.  Other items are more like fantasy knits--Sea Tangles, Enchanted Mesa, and Baby's First DNA Molecule are things Kelly is interested in, but knows she may never get to. 



Marsha's purchases



Kelly's purchases

Thanks for listening!
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Podcast music is Spanish Mood by Plastic3
Podcast header art by Sarah Ann Mills

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