I got my first taste of the Churchmouse brand while at a fiber festival a couple of years ago. Their knitting patterns are exquisite, and I fell in love with their style immediately. When we were planning our trip to Seattle, I just knew we needed to take a ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island to visit their shop.
And then, a few weeks ago something wonderful happened. I was in Boston for the Yarn Market News conference, and I started chatting to the most charming gentleman. Turns out it was John, one of the owners of Churchmouse! Along with his longtime wife Kit, the two have built a beautiful shop and brand.
While in the shop, I felt very inspired, both as a knitter and yarn shop owner.
You can take classes, brew a cup of tea, and browse the large selection of knitting and needlepoint supplies. There are charming surprises to be found everywhere you turn, from repurposed furniture pieces to extra large knitting needles. And their spring window display is beyond charming, don’t you think?
I brought home a few new skeins of yarn, the bulk of which comes from Brooklyn Tweed.
Now the question of what to knit…