The first thing I do when I visit a new town is to check out the local yarn shops! Probably not what the normal vacationer does, but definitely what a yarn obsessed girl looks for! This past week I vacationed with my family in Cape San Blas, Florida. It’s such a beautiful peaceful place! And it just so happens to have an awesome local yarn shop in the nearby town of Apalachicola. It’s called Downtown Books and Purl. While there, I grabbed a few skeins in a blend of cotton and alpaca.
I’ve been wanting to try a pattern from this adorable book, So Pretty! Crochet, for a while now, so I figured it was the perfect time! They have a really cute pattern for a frilly pouch that I started working on. It’s not finished yet, but it’s already looking gorgeous! I can’t wait to make a solid color one next!
Does anyone else check out yarn shops while on vacation? Found any good ones near the beach? Let me know!
P.S. Spent too much money on yarn and can’t afford a cute crochet pattern book too? Check out your local library! I found So Pretty! Crochet at mine and tons of other cute crochet books!