Living Vicariously Through Anzula Trunk Shows: Part 2

Last we met, I was expressing my jealousy over the adventures that Sabrina has on the road. Well, I'm about to do that again. This last leg of the West Coast yarn adventure has ended, but there are new dates (Which I'll list at the end in case you're too lazy to click the link) so there could be some Anzula coming your way pretty soon here.  

But in the meantime, here are a few of my favorite adventures from that last little bit. Hint: It includes Stitches West. 

January 31: To kick off this part of my slideshow of jealousy, Sabrina is taking a selfie at Green Planet Yarn. When I'd first started dating my husband we visited Campbell, and I remember walking by after Green Planet Yarn had closed for the night, announcing that we'd have to visit the next day. He likes to tell it that I left a faceprint all the way across their windows as he dragged me away. Either way, I got a few skeins the next day, and he learned a valuable lesson—don't try and stop me when I'm intent on visiting an LYS.

January 31: To kick off this part of my slideshow of jealousy, Sabrina is taking a selfie at Green Planet Yarn. When I'd first started dating my husband we visited Campbell, and I remember walking by after Green Planet Yarn had closed for the night, announcing that we'd have to visit the next day. He likes to tell it that I left a faceprint all the way across their windows as he dragged me away. Either way, I got a few skeins the next day, and he learned a valuable lesson—don't try and stop me when I'm intent on visiting an LYS.

February 2: Nine Rubies in San Mateo was hoppin'.

February 2: Nine Rubies in San Mateo was hoppin'.

February 3: Imagiknit in San Francisco had trunks and trunks and trunks full of this gorgeous loot.

February 3: Imagiknit in San Francisco had trunks and trunks and trunks full of this gorgeous loot.

More Imagiknit. I visited this shop before my first Giants game. So jealousy, obviously.

More Imagiknit. I visited this shop before my first Giants game. So jealousy, obviously.

February 4: When you have a yarn shop, your fancy knits can just get put out on display and tidied up as needed. When you're living the trunk-show life, you unpack, arrange a display, and then repack every sample every day. Which, just looking at these piles, I'm feeling a bit like I want to crawl into them and nap. Here they are on display at Atelier Yarns.

February 4: When you have a yarn shop, your fancy knits can just get put out on display and tidied up as needed. When you're living the trunk-show life, you unpack, arrange a display, and then repack every sample every day. Which, just looking at these piles, I'm feeling a bit like I want to crawl into them and nap. Here they are on display at Atelier Yarns.

February 4: Sabrina is a voracious reader. I usually creep her booklist to decide what I should check out next. #fangirl #notevenashamed

February 4: Sabrina is a voracious reader. I usually creep her booklist to decide what I should check out next. #fangirl #notevenashamed

February 6: Fun Anzula history lesson: the Grand Lake Farmers Market was one of the original locations to buy Anzula, back when Sabrina was a one-woman show and doing everything by herself out of her kitchen. The nostalgia hit home in this selfie.

February 6: Fun Anzula history lesson: the Grand Lake Farmers Market was one of the original locations to buy Anzula, back when Sabrina was a one-woman show and doing everything by herself out of her kitchen. The nostalgia hit home in this selfie.

February 6: At A Yarn Less Raveled, which I love on merit of a punny name. Honestly, yarn puns keep me going most days.

February 6: At A Yarn Less Raveled, which I love on merit of a punny name. Honestly, yarn puns keep me going most days.

February 7: Avenue Yarns, and also the last stop on the tour. Also, a testament that I wasn't the only person not watching football that day.

February 7: Avenue Yarns, and also the last stop on the tour. Also, a testament that I wasn't the only person not watching football that day.

And then came Stitches West

February 18: I love Stitches West. It's been 4 years since I last went, and every time I look at these photos of what our booth has become I get misty eyed. Freakin' gorgeous. And that's just Sabrina! 

February 18: I love Stitches West. It's been 4 years since I last went, and every time I look at these photos of what our booth has become I get misty eyed. Freakin' gorgeous. And that's just Sabrina! 

Happy yarn shoppers. Because how do you not walk around Stitches with a gigantic grin?

Happy yarn shoppers. Because how do you not walk around Stitches with a gigantic grin?

So here we come to the best part: the next round of travel dates! 

March 15
3pm, Knitique, Elk Grove, CA

March 18
11am, HeartStrings, Chico, CA

March 19
10am, Ewe Baa Street Yarns, Redding, CA

March 20
1pm, Stash, Corvallis, OR

March 22
4pm, Oregon Knitting, McMinnville, OR

March 23
4pm, Knitting Bee, Portland, OR

March 24
11am, Canvas Works, Olympia, WA

March 25
1pm, Yorkshire Yarns, Lakewood, WA

March 26
3pm, So Much Yarn, Seattle, WA

March 30
4pm, Yarn Scout, Bozeman, MT

April 1
2:30pm, Blazing Needles, Salt Lake City, UT

April 2
10am, Unraveled Sheep, Sandy, UT