Sunday, May 26, 2013

Yarnover Truck / Girls Day Out

Yesterday was a girls day out for my friend Judy and I.
We found out that the Yarnover Truck was going to be
in our area and planned a whole day around it.  

Our adventure started out with a 45 minute drive to Escondido and little antique shopping.
Judy got a great little antique table with a bowl/box top.  It's really cute!  
I think it could work great as a knit or crochet project holder next to her favorite stitch spot/chair.
You can see it in her blog post HERE.

Our next stop was lunch.  We found a BBQ restaurant and enjoyed yummy food and chat time.

Then...we were off to visit the Yarnover Truck!
If you haven't heard of it yet, it's a yarn shop on wheels that just opened this year.
They travel all around Southern California and provide yarn shopping fun at various places and events.
They were at two wineries this weekend, Orfila in Escondido on Saturday
and Oak Mountain Winery in Temecula on Sunday.  We went to Orfila Winery.

Here it is...The Yarn Over Truck!...

There were two tables set up outside for Baah Yarn and Ewe Ewe Yarn.
The colors were amazing!  So vibrant and gorgeous!

The truck itself is small and only accommodates a few people at a time.
There was a short line for waiting to go in.  It didn't take long and it was worth the wait.
The side walls of the truck are lined with shelves that are very organized and filled
with beautiful yarn.  Knitted and crocheted items are on display near the yarn 
each one is made from.  And, each one has a tag telling the pattern name, the yarn used, 
and how many skeins are needed for that project.  I love that!

I fell in love with a lacy crochet shawl.  It's very different from the ones I've been making
and exactly what I've been searching for.  It required two skeins of "Spud & Chloe" fine 
sock yarn.  I had no trouble deciding on a color.  My eyes went straight to this beautiful
pale turquoise...a color I've been wanting to make a shawl with.  In fact, I don't
even remember what other colors were available.  This color was it! 

It's superwash Merino and silk.  It's so soft and pretty!

There was a little check stand in the front of the truck to purchase yarn.
They even wrote the pattern name down for me so I can purchase it on Ravelry.
Judy bought a skein of yarn that was dyed specifically for the Yarn Over Truck.
It's called "Keep on Truckin'".  It's blue and teal and beautiful.
You can see it on her blog post.

The weather was spectacular yesterday and so was the scenery.
A perfect day and place to kick back, relax, and enjoy!

The winery was small and really nice.
I'd definitely like to go back there again someday.

We walked around and enjoyed the views and took a few pictures.

We had fun looking at the nearby houses and picking out our favorites.
Some of them were huge!

After the winery and yarn truck, we decided to head to the beach town of Encinitas.
It was only about 20 minutes away.  We visited two yarn shops that Judy had never been to, 
Common Threads and Black Sheep.  After walking through town, we took a walk on the 
beach and gathered some rocks to decorate with the one in my "Rockin'" post.

We headed back home around six and the hour drive gave us more chat time.
What a fun day!  And, now we have more yarn and rocks to create with!


Art and Sand said...

I love the concept of the traveling yarn shop. I need to learn about Ravelry now that I will have unlimited time to knit or crochet.

And then to add a trip to Encinitas made it wonderful.

Have fun knitting your shawl.

Anonymous said...

Awww look at all the space and grass. Love your photos! m

gilly said...

That sounds like a great idea, and a fabulous day out!
Have a lovely week,

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Quinn said...

Sounds like a perfect day! Looking forward to pictures of that pretty yarn becoming a shawl.

Sel and Poivre said...

Lucky girl - you live where the rest of us just dream of vacationing!

judith said...

OMG - my head is spinning! The ideas are crashing into one another. I could so do the yarn truck thing. Texas is a huge state with lots of wineries! I've always wanted a yarn store but the whole brick and mortar store thing just wouldn't payoff! This is genius!

Looks like y'all had a great day and the weather was perfect.

Shirley said...

Oh how I enjoyed spending time reading your blog this morning. It made me feel as though I was right there with you. I loved your turquoise yarn. It looks so soft and pretty. I have been reading while it is raining here. I enjoyed your pictures that you took. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Lenora said...

I am so jealous. It sounds like a lovely and full day of joy. PS - Your yarn is "my" color!

Vicki Boster said...

What an incredible girls day out!!!! A traveling yarn truck is ingenious-- it's the coolest idea ever! I've never heard of such a thing-- so fun! The yarn you purchased is beautiful!!! Love the color---


Roxie said...

The yarn truck is inspired! Looks like you had a brilliant day. Good on you!

Judy S said...

Sounds like it was a great day! Oh WAS! Thanks so much for being an awesome co-pilot and tour guide! Thanks to for including the yarn shop names - I couldn't remember them. Can't wait for our next adventure ;-)

kathyinozarks said...

the yarn truck sounds like a fun idea

September Violets said...

That sounds like my kind of day (in my dreams!). How nice to hang out with a good friend who enjoys the yarn & antiques just as much as you! It kills me that you seem to have so many yarn shops in your area, and your in a hot state!! I'm up here in the cold north and have trouble finding one! Crazy! I checked out Judy's new table, and I think it really is a sewing/knitting box. I've seen one similar to this in a movie, but that one also had a lid on it. Very handy, and a perfect find! Enjoy your week Cheryl! Wendy :)

Patty said...

Oh such a lovely day. I felt like I was there with you. Thanks for taking me along. Can't wait to see your finished project with the beautiful yarn.

Benita said...

I'd take a visit from a Yarn truck over a food truck anytime. That looked like fun!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yarn truck, I thought by your headline that someone put yard all over your truck LOL! I think it is a great idea, and so timely, I am seeing such a resurgence in knitting and crocheting....YEA! Sounds like it was a fun day!


Kadee Willow said...

Beautiful weather... leisurely stroll through a vineyard.... a destination excursion with a Yarn Truck being the reward! What fun! And to share that with a friend who has the same passion with you is the BEST! So glad you had such a wonderful day and thanks for bringing us along!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A roving yarn truck. Brilliant! Definitely sounds like a perfect day to me. I love yarn! I love wine! Great weather and time spent with a friend. Wonderful! Best wishes, Tammy

Neesie said...

What a fabulous day and I love the idea of the roving yarn truck!
It was great to see the vineyard basking in sunlight too as it's decided to rain here today.
Thanks for sharing your day and for popping over to my place earlier.
I'll look forward to seeing what you get up to with your yarn :D
Have fun!

The Sage Butterfly said...

That is such a neat idea and makes for a wonderful day out. They have some beautiful yarns.

Jullie Nichols said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun.
I like that idea of a yarn truck.
Wow what a day! lucky you!!

Woodworkin' & Good Eats said...

Hi there girl. Thanks for the visit. We are looking so forward to sailing her.

Sounds like you girls had a really fun day.