If it hasn't become clear over the last year or so, I am totally in love with Tolt Yarn & Wool. It's my preferred day trip with friends, the store that always has yarny things I want to purchase, and it has the added bonus of smelling wonderfully of wool and unfinished wood (a cleaned up version of barns I visited as a kid). So when I learned that Local Color Fiber Studio was having a trunk show at Tolt, I organized a day trip with friends to have brunch and partake of some Local Color. It did not disappoint.
See? Pure droolworthy wool, ripe for the squishing and the sniffing. I always give yarn a nice sniff, don't you?
Emily and Tatyana are the master dyers behind Local Color and I've been daydreaming about their yarn since I purchased a skein of their yarn dyed from grape skins at KnitFit! last November. I came home with two more skeins - one in Indigo (middlish bottom deep blue in the above picture) and one in Madder (very bottom left-hand corner orange in the above picture). I'm always amazed at the array of colors from natural dye stuffs. Now, if only we had hard wood floors so I could knit myself a giant rug with Local Color's rug yarn....
If you're curious to know our brunch destination, we always go to The Grange Cafe in Duvall. Duvall is about a 10 or 15 minute drive north of Carnation and features local, fresh ingredients. I highly recommend the veggie benedict.