Jillian’s Spinning: A Quick Trip to Portland

Our family went to Portland to celebrate my in-law’s 50th anniversary, it was a blissful 3 days. Why is it so hard to get my brain and sleep back in sync traveling west to east? I’m still a little blurry, but here’s a quickie recap.


We drank, we ate, I bought books at Powell’s, we stayed at the Kennedy School , I even spun at the Japanese Garden.

I squeezed in a trip to Twisted!  A super fast the-husband-and-kids-are-in-the-car-outside trip.


Mer helped me pick out some Knitted Wit yarn for a little fair isle. I saw Quince yarns in the wild. I visited a wall of Blue Moon Fiber Arts and petted a whole bunch of fibers from new to me dyers. I wish this store was in my neighborhood!

But what did I buy?

Twisted haul
Twisted Haul

Fiber from Knitted Wit and Wonderland Dyeworks, Knitted Wit Rambouillete yarn, Hazel Yarn sock, Swans Island fingering weight yarn, Socks That Rock – I didn’t have time to meet up with Tina, so I worshiped her yarn instead. And some Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tails for stitching.

I’ve been home a couple of days and am already trying to figure out how soon I can get back to Portland.

Now for another cup of coffee!

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2 thoughts on “Jillian’s Spinning: A Quick Trip to Portland

  1. Anya

    My sister lives in Portland, and I’m always trying to figure out how to get back. Every time we go there, my husband and I hire a sitter for the kids just so that we can go to Powell’s! 🙂

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