Woooohoooo! Its was my birthday on the 28th and I am lucky enough to be in San Francisco to celebrate.
We had a marvelous day, which started with Breakfast at Craftsman and Wolves.
Then after a wander around discovering the street art of the Mission District, we headed for Imagiknits, for the obligatory birthday yarn buying trip.
Then after more street art exploration we headed to La Taqueria on 24th street to get burrito’s for lunch – they were good, but what would you expect from the Best Mission Style Burrito joint. Look how busy it was!
Then we went to Alcatraz! It was awesome – I love crime documentarys and so this was right down my street!
Then we ended the day with Bacon Mac and Cheese Grilled Sandwiches!
It was possibly the coolest birthday ever!
Anyways, I expect you are here to see which scrummy yarns I purchased. Well here they are.
Arent they lovely?
As is holiday tradition, I had to buy some local yarns. So I got 2 Californian Yarns.
On top is Acquerello by Ogier Yarns, from Moss Beach California. It is hand dyed in small batches and is 75% Wool 25% Maufactured Fibres. I fell in love with the gorgeous orange shades. Its so autumnal!
The other is La Jolla, by BAAH yarns. It is 100% Merino Wool. I absolutely loved this colourway!
I also purchased some Madtosh Merino Light + Glitter. It is 90% wool, 8% Acrylic and 2% Stellina. I fell in live with the Wino Forever colourway, but found it a real struggle to pick which weight I wanted it in! In the end it was the sparkleyness of this yarn that won it! Its hard to photograph just how beautiful it is. The sales photi from the website does a much better job!
Its like neon purple and its gorgeous!
Finally I got 3 skeins of Plushy by Blue Moon Fibre Arts from Oregon (only 1 state over so still fairly local to my trip). Each skein is 270g so in total I have 810g. I intend to make another Harvest Moon sweater with it.
I know most of my followers are british so the chances of you visiting this shop are slim, but if you do happen to find yourself in San Fran I would definately reccomend a visit to this shop – the staff are wonderful and friendly, very helpful and knowledgable (several people came in with questions whilst I was there and all of them were received with warmth and given very helpful answers.). I would definately go back! You can find them on 3897 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114