This past Saturday was the perfect fall day for the Sunflower Knitters Guild Yarn Crawl! The trees were in full color, the sun was shining and the air was crisp without being chilly. There were 6 stores in all, from St. Joseph to Independence, from Parkville to Kansas City. I only made it to 4 of them, but that was plenty!
My first stop was Florilegium in Parkville — be still my heart — such a lovely store.
There’s everything from antique beaded purses and ribbons, to buttons, hand-dye yarns, books and more. I walked away with two skeins of sock yarn and some buttons. Next was Urban Arts & Crafts in North Kansas City.
The store was moved from the River Market area a few years ago and has retained all of its charm but with a bigger space and sweet little Annie, the store’s cat. There were beads, buttons, material, scrap booking, jewelry, yarn, books and more. Everything is displayed so wonderfully!! Lunch was at the Cafe. On to the Stitch Knitch in downtown North Kansas City that had a darling store kitty that met each of us at the door.
There was a wall of Cascade 220 that I wanted to grab and stuff in my car — the colors were so inviting. Everyone that made a purchase got a reuseable canvas tote — score!! And of course, there was MisKnits owned by wonderful Amber.
I finally bought some lace wires (and ate some yummy cookies). Amber had rearranged the store and we were all surprised and pleased with the new arrangement. The Sunflower group is so pleasant and easy to be with — it was a wonderful day!!
Here’s my stash from the day: sock yarn and buttons from Florilegium, books from Urban Arts & Crafts, and lace wires (not shown) from MisKnits.
You can find all the pictures I took here.