Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

This is really stupid but I didn’t even think to check to weather in Seattle before leaving Atlanta – it’s August so I packed shorts. The first thing I had to do this morning was buy a sweatshirt. I’d worn jeans on the plane but didn’t think to pack a jacket or sweatshirt – did I mention it’s AUGUST?! This probably indicates how unprepared I am to live in Minneapolis!!

I’ve had a wonderful day – walking all over downtown Seattle, taking a ferry to Bainbridge Island and walking around there, and visiting Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.

I’d visited Seattle last summer for the first time and found this yarn shop – they were SO helpful and encouraging that I decided I could teach myself to knit. I bought a great book and some yarn and have been knitting (very simple things that don’t have to fit) ever since. I wanted to visit them again this year and get yarn for a hat and scarf. They spent time helping me find simple patterns and yarn. I love this place!


  1. You drove from Georgia to Seattle? That is a long drive. Mercy! We lived in Issaquah, just east of Seattle, for several years. Loved it. I loved the mist falling down the mountains. But when the sun came out, what a sight to behold! I hope you have an enjoyable time. Go to In The Beginning quilt shop, if you can. You will love it!

  2. oh I should have warned you Mary! I was considering driving the little over 3 hours to come and visit you but too many other commitments this weekend-oh well, now you have another memory of Seattle, your sweatshirt! In the Beginning quilt shop is no longer by the way.

  3. I think it was Mark Twain who said that the coldest winter he ever spent was summer in San Francisco – and San Fran is sort-ov in the same neck of the woods as Seattle (OK, it’s a stretch, but you get what I’m saying!). What a wonderful shop to find! And, it sounds like you have had great fun knitting over the past year. I too have some favorite yarn shops…Cheers!Evelyn

  4. Enjoy your visit, Mary. If you pick up some maps, maybe you can do your own walking tour of the city.Funny, I thought the PNW was having it’s hottest summer on record. Guess that’s over.

  5. I have friends locally that are also in Seattle and Washington state right now–probably ran into the same changeling weather. In the South it is almost short weather from March to October—I so hate my summer clothes by season’s end. Finn can give you a better idea of WI-MN weather patterns since she “up thata way”

  6. i did the same thing when i went to san francisco a few years back. figured california would be sunny and warm. ended up buying a jacket and wearing my one pair of capri pants for the three days we were there!!

  7. Mary, you could drive 8 hrs south, it was 80 at my house today and suppose to get warmer this wknd. Be sure to stop by and get Patti and then Cher on your way down

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