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  • I kept waiting for you to list knitting shops IN Seattle!!

    • Sadly I can name several that closed recently, including the above mentioned Weaving Works – now online only but they pop open occasionally. I’m a fan of The Fiber Gallery, and I’ll add to the out of town list, I love my LYS All Wound Up in Edmonds.

    • Serial Knitters in Kirkland…

      • Sadly, now also closed – but some of their excellent (former) staff can now be found at The Nifty Knitter in Issaquah!

    • Here are names of some in the area as there is a LYS tour:


  • I love you glasses soooooooo much! Details if you please?

  • I would save this ‘letter’ if I was able to go to Costume Society of America’s annual symposium in Seattle next year – but unfortunately, they scheduled it so it conflicts with the first two nights of Passover. Oh, well … have to save it for another time! Thanks for the hints.

  • In addition to Fiber gallery there is the tea cozy in Ballard. Both lovely small local shops

  • And zero mention of KEXP or La Marzoca…

  • Another quibble: how can you have “Seattle” and “library” in your post without mentioning Nancy Pearl, the world-famous former director of that library and the woman who introduced to the concept of an entire city reading the same book at the same time? There are even action figures of Ms. Pearl. (Other than my quibble, your article was great — now I want to return to Seattle for a visit.)

  • Also Acorn Street Yarn, just north of U Village.

  • By all means, if you’re in Seattle and a fan of MDK head to the Tea Cozy! The shop has had all the MDK Field Guides with knit up samples and plenty of appropriate and wonderful yarn suggestions. And if you make your way to Fiber Gallery, cross the street for a sweet treat at Coyle’s Bakeshop (no pot, just fine, classic baked goods).

    • A few other suggestions for Seattle knitting gems: for Northwest Native knitting and weaving check out the awesome collections at both the Seattle Art Musuem and the Burke Museum (at UW). The Burke also has an ethnobotanical garden that connects the native plants to the colors used in the knitting and weaving.