We got up early (road noise) and Knitting Hubby went for jog on the 11 mile coastal trail here in town. Most of it follows the Cook Inlet coastline. I walked for a while and then found a picnic table over looking the water. Got a few rows done before KH came back. We went to one of our favorite bakeries for breakfast -> Great Harvest. We always eat dinner at the Great Harvest in Butte MT on the way home from South Dakota.
By 10:45 we’d found our knitting shop of the day. We loved the Far North Yarn Company! Hi to Fabian and Margo, we had a great time talking to you. I loved the shop because they sell locally dyed and spun yarn. Most of the hanging part of this display in the foreground of this photo was local. I bought some Rabbit Ridge yarn for socks (I know I know, I’m spinning a ton of sock yarn right now and shouldn’t buy any but it was locally dyed) and yarn made from Yertle and Caesar the Alpacas, Bobbie the Sheep, and Boris and Tula the Camels from the Anchorage Zoo. I’ll be knitting knucks from this wonderful blend. (photos to follow when I get home)
We found a Russian Orthodox museum and enjoyed the displays.
Then found a fantastic place called Sacks for lunch.
After lunch we spent a couple of hours at the Anchorage Museum. One of the best I’ve been in in years. There were historical exhibits and art. A large knitted piece, even evil bunnies.
Tomorrow we go to Girdwood, a ski town hippy ville. My kind of place!