The Purlescence Purl Girls have arrived in Portland and joined the legions of knitters who are here to attend Sock Summit. Our load in is scheduled in the morning, so we had the day mostly free today. We spent some time at Fred Meyer, Powell's Books, and wandering the Pearl District, which is home to several craft and fabric stores.
Kathy and I visited Knit Purl and Josephine's Dry Goods (lovely places, both) before making our way to The Button Emporium & Ribbonry. What a heavenly place! Within minutes I had found the perfect buttons for my Mondo Cable Cardi and several more for projects I haven't even dreamed up yet! It was delightful, as were the folks who run the shop, and I think I may have to make my way back there before our trip is through.
All the Purl Up & Dye is labeled and ready to go on display in our booth. We also have the most beautiful new colors of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi. If you're attending the Summit please come say hello in booth 818!