Finally, the Hop Haul


If I promise you pretty pictures of yarn, will you promise not to judge that it’s taken me three months to photograph and write this post? Yes? Well then I’d like to present:

My haul from the 2016 Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop!

This year’s theme was literature. Each shop had a special event-only yarn and pattern based on a book. I did not purchase most of the special yarns as some of them were out (they disappeared quickly!) and some were simply not yarns I was interested in.


Knitting from the Heart

Dream in Color: Jilly

Colorway: Pretty in Pink (100% Superwash Marino) I can’t get a good picture of this vibrant yarn

This was the 2016 Yarn Shop Hop Exclusive Yarn


Darn Knit Anyway

Painted Desert (100% Superwash Wool)




Lila and Claudine’s

Berroco: Vintage DK (Acrylic/Wool/Nylon)

This was purchased for a specific project (baby hats!)


Double Ewe Yarn Shop

Lana Grossa: Meilenweit

Funky Stretch (Superwash Wool/Cotton/Polyamid/”Elite”)

This yarn is STRETCHY! For Socks!


All About Yarn

Malabrigo Rios

Colorway: Purpuras (100% Superwash Marino)

(This was purchased based on a sample knit in the store. Also, I LOVE Malabrigo)


Linden Yarn & Textiles

Yarn Love: Daisy

Colorway: Gatsby (Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Nylon)

This was the 2016 Yarn Shop Hop Exclusive Yarn. It matches the cover for the Great Gatsby perfectly.


Lakeside Yarn

Cascade Yarns: Heritage

The color looks navy blue. It is in fact gray. (Superwash Marino/Nylon)


Unwind Yarn Shop

Dream in Color: Smooshy

Colorway: Winnie the Pooh (100% Superwash Marino)

This was the 2016 Yarn Shop Hop Exclusive Yarn


The Yarnery

Cascade 128

Superwash Marino

This beautiful yarn was purchased for a specific pattern which I didn’t like when knit.



Yoth Yarns: Mother

Colorway: Olive (100% Domestic Rambouillet Wool)

StevenBe was having a Yoth trunk show during the Hop. This is an interesting yarn.


Twisted Loop Yarn Shop

The Cyborg’s Craft Room: Assparkilate

Colorway: Lip Service (Superwash Marino/Nylon/Stellina)

The shop had run out of the exclusive colorway, but The Cyborg’s Craft Room gave them other options. This shop is INSIDE a library!


Project bags! I love a good project bag.

Purple Kittens: Crafty Planet
Doctor Who Daleks: 3 Kittens Needle Arts
Knitting Ball:  Sheepy Yarn Shoppe
Buttons (not shown): Amazing Threads

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