Then as I was about to walk out the door an hour later, they called me back to say that what I could help with at the Grange was done, so where did I want to meet? We decided to meet at For Yarn's Sake. Ran into Stitchjones as she was coming in with her yarny goodness. Food was needed by that point so a trip around the corner for some Trader Joe's was in order.
Twisted was next on the list. Rachel immediately fell in lust with a pink beaded wrap in the window and snatched up the pattern then went on a hunt for yarn. I thought their expanded space came out lovely and spotted Sivia Harding trying to teach a sock class in one corner of it. Shelia had run into a friend and got sidetracked at the door. After a trip to the local coffee shop so we could make the last few stops we were on towards our next one.
Further into North Portland is Close Knits. Small shop with lots of yarn and people. Shelia was able to find a couple more skeins of a yarn she'd found in one of the other shops. (Yes, it was all starting to blur by that point in time!) There's also a cool little fabric shop next door, aptly named Bolt that we went through. Tiggywinkleknits needs to take a shop there - we spotted two bolts of fabric with hedgehogs on them! ;-) They also have some other nice vintage type fabric, so if you're on the lookout, here's your shop.
Heading west but still in NoPo is Naked Sheep. I had hoped to find one of their bags in purple, but only pink and light blue were available. It was late in the afternoon so I'm sure other shoppers snapped those up quickly. I settled for a couple of stickers and stitchmarker in purple and a Lo-Lo Bar in Blackberry Sage.
Shelia was willing to throw in a stop at The Knitting Bee before taking us back to my car over at For Yarn's Sake, so off we went! We got there about 4:45pm and were able to spend a few minutes in there before they closed up shop. Felt sorry for the two ladies that were turned away....
Then back to my car, offered to take Rachel home since it was more on my way home than Shelia's. Long day!