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
Here it is...The Yarn Over Truck!...
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,
beach and gathered some rocks to decorate with crochet...like 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!