Monday, July 1, 2013

Hello, Yarnover Truck!

Last week, I posted about a project I was working on and how I'd run out of yarn wayyyy before it was done.  At that time, I wasn't sure I wanted to spend any more money on it.  And, I wasn't even sure that more yarn would be available.  I'd purchased the yarn over a month ago.

After I thought about it for a while, I decided that I liked the project a lot and that I really didn't want to rip out all my hard work.  So, I sent a message to the Yarnover Truck (where I'd bought the yarn)
to see if they happened to have any left in the same dye lot.  They did!  They said they'd be happy to hold it for me even if I couldn't make it to one of their locations until August or later.  Wow!

They were in San Diego on Sunday.  That's not all that close to me but I love
going down there and it was a great excuse to beat the crazy heat we had at home.  
An hour drive and we were in temps 30 degrees cooler than home!  Wow!

I went in and they had my yarn right there waiting for me in a bag.
They even gave me a Yarnover Truck button.  They're so nice and I really enjoyed
chatting with them for a few minutes.  I was excited to congratulate them for
winning the 2013 TNNA Business Innovation Award.  I know a lot of us thought
their idea was genius.  It's awesome that they have been officially recognized for it.
They had their glass trophy sitting on the counter.  :-)

I know that I said it this after my first visit to the Yarnover Truck and I'm going to say it again after my second visit...this is one of my all time favorite yarn shops.  That says a lot because I go into every yarn shop I can find in Southern California and everywhere I travel.  I think that just about every yarn they have is super gorgeous.  They have both knitted and crocheted samples that are stylish and perfect for the season.  And, their little shop is nicely organized, bright, airy and just plain fun!  
If you ever get a chance, go shop the Yarnover Truck!

They had a couple of these signs for sale...cute.

I know that food trucks are super popular now.  I had no idea there were stores on wheels...except 
for the Yarnover truck!  Turns out there's a whole association for them.  This event was put on by
the AMRA (American Mobile Retail Association).  Who knew?!  This event was held behind a very nice wine bar called "Fifty Seven Degrees".  It was near down town San Diego and Little Italy...just above the airport.  There were over half a dozen trucks, a DJ spinning some cool tunes, food and drinks.  The theme was fashion and there were a lot of really cool and cute clothes.

Here are some of the mobile shops...

I like the name of this one and they had lots of cute stuff.  They even had a fitting room on board.

The shop next to the Yarnover Truck had lots of hand made art type clothing and Steampunk styles.
We saw a lot of really cool stuff that was very inspired and impressive.

This is another shot of it.  The "mobile" part of their business was a nice, restored VW bus.

What a fun day!  I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for more events like this.
And, of course, I'll definitely be back again and again to shop at the Yarnover Truck!

I may only need one more skein but I bought two...just in case.
This is officially my most expensive yarn project ever!
But, it's not even done yet and it's filled with fun and happy memories.

I was a very happy girl last night as I wound my new ball of yarn
and started working on my project again.  Yay!

I'd also made a pitcher of sangria last night that was oh so delicious.
It was a very good day!


Roxie said...

Ah, you do know how to get the fun!

Lija Broka said...

Very nice. I doubt we have one of those in England, sadly.

gilly said...

Aw, I want to go too! I love the idea of the Yarnover Truck and that mobile market looks so much fun.
Glad you decided to continue your project and looking forward to seeing it when you're done.

judith said...

Yea!!! So glad you contacted them. And glad that you picked up two skeins. Did you mention to them that the pattern called for two skeins and that didn't work for you?

Cindie said...

Great that you got the yarn to finish your project. Those trucks look like fun - wish we had something like that - especially the yarnover one!

Tamatha said...

Getting to this "truck" market goes on my bucket list! What a fun day!

kathyinozarks said...

I am so happy to read that you opted to purchase more yarn. these stores on wheels sound really cool-we could use these out in the woods here-with no large towns close by.

evergreenknits said...

That's so cool! I'm so behind in the knitting world now that I'd never even heard of a yarn truck, but it's a fantastic idea! And I love Spud & Chloe yarns.

Maureen said...

Wow! I have never, ever heard of a shop on wheels... brilliant! Wish they had those up here! Your yarn is beautiful!