Today my mother, aunt, cousin and I went knit shop hopping in Portland. My aunt is a avid knitter who lives in Ohio, so yarn selection there is sparse. We found some fun shops, but the best one was the first we came upon, a brand new shop on Hawthorne ever so cutely named Happy Knits. The name alone is a sign of what's inside.
It's as if Etsy opened up a knitting shop and cozy hangout. There were shelves and shelves of beautiful yarn in one room, and in another a huge wooden table with old mis-matched chairs around it, a vintage couch in front of a fireplace, and a book shelf packed with books that made my mother want to learn how to knit. There was even a cute kiddie room for you knitting mamas. The staff was super nice too, so if you ever are in Portland make sure and stop by, if I lived near the shop I'd be there all the time! My aunt also turned me on to Ravelry a great site for knitters and crocheters. Here's my profile if you are a member and want to raid my favorite patterns (all 30s and 40s, and most of them free!).
As asked by most of you in the last post, of course I'll show the tap pants, I'll need to iron them though, so who knows when that will be :)
1940s coat-Somewhere on Haight Ashbury
1940s hat-No idea, I've had it a while
Cherrie brooch-The Urban Eccentric
Knitting bag-Monticello Antiques