Oakdale, Bridgeville and Washington PA 3 Yarn Stores in a Day


My friend Donna and I had an adventure today.

Donna accompanied me on the Steel ValleyYarn Crawl.   I picked her up and we went to the Dor-Stop (in Dormont) for a freshly grated potato pancake and eggs breakfast, downed some coffee and then put the address for Tonidale Yarn and Needlecraft store in Oakdale PA into the GPS and we were off!

Meet Ingeborg Saveikis She was incredibly knowledgable, patient and showed us around as we oohed and ahhhed at the wide variety of yarns in her shop. We received a couple of free patterns and collected the pin for the bag and had the passport stamped.

We felt inspired as we started the day.

_____________________________________________________________________________________Our second stop was Kid Ewe Knot in Bridgeville PA hosted by shop owner Heather, surrounded by colorful yarn.  She is preparing for a fall trip to Ireland with a group of avid knitters

Ellen and Craig Master Crocheters and teachers at Kid Ewe Knot How about that clock Craig made? and Ellen’s bag?   A Dragon Glove?                                                                                                                                                                           ___________________________________________________________________________________________________Donna and I got back into the car and headed south to                        Washington PA Ross Farm Mercantile 




Meet the store manager of Ross Farm Mercantile–  Anna-  who does it all!

Cotswold  Leicester Longwool, Shetland, Hog Island, Tunis, Gulf Coast Native, Cheviot, Jacob, Romney, Florida Cracker, CVM    Eleven Breeds of Sheep on the Ross Farm

Here is the  undyed natural yarn from all eleven breeds  They have the sheep’s photo on the label see below

Yarn from 11 breeds of sheep

Handmade ceramic yarn bowls.

Seven yarn stores visited for the Steel Valley Yarn Crawl- Four to go by Sunday afternoon.  I have a plan!   Stay tuned 

Ross Farm Mercantile is the red building on the right #80 Main Street Washington PA ____________________________________________________________________________________

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8 thoughts on “Oakdale, Bridgeville and Washington PA 3 Yarn Stores in a Day

  1. Aren’t you the busy knitting bee! I’ve always been envious of those who are skilled in such arts. When I was a boy, I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. It took most of the summer for me to recuperate. To help me from getting too stir-crazy, my mother taught me a simple stitch and gave me a big ball of yarn. Over the next many weeks, I knitted one very long scarf!

    • Thanks for sharing your childhood memory of knitting, Russell. Will get back to regular unpredictable posts soon😀

  2. It sounds like you and Donna had an amazing day! So many beautiful colors of yarn. PS I love the For-Stop

  3. Itt was an amazing day. Such great company and an adventure to remember. Thanks, Ruthie.

  4. When I was a child one of my friend’s moms had a wheel to spin yarn – and I remember gingerly stepping on the petal and making the wheel turn. Thanks for including the photo – it brought back some lovely memories.

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