It was time to head home, but I still had a few tricks up my sleeve…
I had been lucky to work several times with the amazing Jaala Spiro of Knitcircus fame. Well she is from Wisconsin – we had made planes to meet up and I did not want to miss this.
Monday afternoon I was all laundered, packed and loaded- I headed toward the Capital of Wisconsin.
What looks like a mild manner house on a rather average street from the out side, contains a riot of color, a clamor of kids and one Amazing Lady –
With a big fiber show approaching (Yarn Over in Minnesota) I got to help skein up some of Knitcircus’ lovely yarns. She showed me how she makes these amazing colors and then pricked my finger, took a lock of my hair and swore me to secrecy . . . but you can find all her lovely yarns on Etsy (although she did hint to selling direct on her website soon) and her beautiful patterns are also on Ravelry –
After collecting the drying yarn from outside and effortlessly performing a few domestic duties- we headed out to the Sow’s Ear – in Verona.
What and Adorable Shop!!
Kind, friendly, well light, cozy yet not claustrophobic, with a large selection of yarns, java and food. I got to spend the night eating good food, looking at beautiful yarn and talking with Jaala about the marvelous world of knitting. Oh how heavenly-
I also got the meet the Wonderful Amy Detjen- She was teaching a class and took the above photo. ( I am taking her Craftsy class Custom yoke Sweater- )
I left the Sow’s Ear very happy and looking forward to returning. I recommend this shop to any one in the area or passing thru.
My Sow’s Ear Loot includes-
2 skeins of River Twist by Mountain Colors Copper Creek
2 skeins of Clun Forest Blend by the Sow’s Ear Heritage Blend
1 cool bag made from old coffee bean bags by Know Hope
and 2 skeins of Hachito by Mirasol called out my name as I was about to check out.
But my best prize was a Skein of Knitcircus DK in Mermaid . . . , Mermaid . . . something – which I already have a design in mind for….
More of my adventure later this week!