Today I headed south with my knitterly friends from work to visit with one of us who recently retired and moved down to Seattle’s east side.
And since we were (kind of) in the neighborhood, we planned to make a stop at Tolt Yarn and Wool in Carnation, WA.
I can’t remember when I first heard of Tolt, but I’d long known that I really wanted to check it out. And I’m so glad we did!
It doesn’t look like much from the street- but the sheep on the sign is all you need to know.
Inside, a world of wool awaits. Seriously- yarn from Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Scotland, and also lots of local- Abundant Earth, Spincycle, Snoqualmie Valley and more. It was so much fun checking out all their wonderful inventory.
In the end, I fell for the Biches et Buches Le Petit lambswool (light fingerling).
No project plan yet, but will be fun to see these lovely skeins shape up to be in the months to come. It is really neat blend of rustic and refined- beautiful heathered colors, very light and lofty, with a soft finish but fairly hard-wearing. Stranded mittens? Possibilities abound. Here is the whole range of colors that they carry (for future reference).
And here is a nice comfy little spot in the shop for hanging out and knitting
A mighty good time was had by all. 🙂