The Adventures of Travis and Sara!\nEver wonder about what our glorious leaders do on their off weekends? Why they go to yarn parties! This last weekend was the Northwest Needle Market- it is one of the casual regional events where needle arts distributors, manufacturers and their representatives network with the yarn shops of the northwest. Travis and Sara of course went and represented all of us here at the shop, but the day before was the fun stuff!\nTravis celebrating with Rob, the owner of Cascade Yarn Co.\nIn a pre-event Cascade Yarn Co. hosted an open house to invite yarn stores to see their new facility. Cascade Yarn moved this March to a larger facility and shared its new location with warehouse tours, drinks and snacks and a “calm” get together for the Northwest’s carriers of their yarns. Only about 3 miles from the convention center it was a lovely integration of Northwest events,\nAt the event, the focus was casual celebration, also known as chatting and drinks as well as allowing yarn shops to learn about Cascade. Vendors explored the floor and met the human element, aka the people like me or the rest of the team here, who make a business run from their customer service representatives to the shipping and receiving teams. It was a celebration of Cascade moving forward with cake, gift bags, and games. Trivia at the event included “how many miles of pacific were in the store?” Sara Reports that Travis guessed way too high. (If you leave a comment below with your guess and first and last name there will be something nice in store!). There was also Raffles of past model garments and Sara won a lovely shawl!\nSara and Clif – our rep for Cascade Yarn Co\nOverall, the event was a fun adventure for Travis and Sara, and we got to hear about it and see photos, but I guess the rest of us have to say to keep the shop running, we can’t all go to the fun events instead we’ll just have to host some awesome events here in the future!\nAny Suggestions?