Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Yarny Field Trip

The El Segundo Slipt Stitchers hit the road on Saturday. We journeyed up to Van Nuys to visit the Trendsetter Yarns Warehouse and office. Barry Klein is the owner of the company, plus he's an excellent knit designer.
Barry Klein

We started out with our usual business meeting, although it was cut WAY short. Who could concentrate sitting in a warehouse full of delicious yarn? Barry rolled out a rack of knit samples and proceeded to explain the designs and yarn used for each. 
Barry is a very clever guy! He told us the reasons behind some shapes of garments and also why certain yarns would work better for these pieces. Members of our Guild popped up to model the designs.
After Barry's talk we were let loose in the warehouse for SHOPPING. There were plenty of Trendsetter employees available to help us. Since Trendsetter is a wholesale business, they do not sell directly to the public. One of our members owns Alamitos Bay Yarn Company, so she ran all of the sales through her system. I managed to purchase 880 yards of Trendsetter's Yarn called "Transitions, Smoothies." It's a beautiful blend of colors...from hot pinks to purples to aquas. Lenora is wearing a sweater/poncho in this colorway, below.
Lenora. Yarn: Trendsetter Transitions "Smoothies"

To see ALL of the photos from our visit to Trendsetter, click on this LINK.
Not sure what I'll make yet...I'm considering pattterns

After our warehouse extravaganza I zoomed over to Galpin Motors, a few minutes away. I'd heard about The Horseless Carriage Coffee Shop at this car dealership and wanted to give it a try. 
Galpin's management is very smart. While you're waiting for your car to be serviced or while contemplating a sale, why not grab a burger? Brilliant. The coffee shop is clean, well run and the food was good! It has been here since 1966! 
There are some original design features from the 1960s and a few more from the 1980s

Corned Beef Hash and Poached Eggs

If I'm in the area, I'll definitely visit again.

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At 5:44 PM PDT, Blogger Julie said...

What a great road trip. The Transitions yarn is beautiful. I'll definitely stop at the Trendsetter booth at Stitches Texas next month. Now if only I can find a car dealership with a diner in it.


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