December 12: Victorian Walk

vic1It’s time for us to get our Victorian on…well sorta. You won’t find me decked out in a bustle, hat and parasol but we do like to get our holiday on for Guthrie’s annual Victorian Walk.
The first Victorian Walk is this Saturday night from 4 to 9. It will be a good weekend to come – half of Guthrie will be in Stillwater for the high school 5A state championship game, so it may not be as crowded in town.
We have our Holiday Wrap Up party going on during the day. Need help finishing Christmas gifts, or just want to get away and knit? We’ll be here to help you out, along with good eats and snacks.
Starting at 4, we’ll have living window displays with spinning demonstrations. Donna Hilton of the Weavery at Indian Meridian will be spinning throughout the evening. Donna is an amazing fiber artist who is well-respected in the spinning and weaving community.
If you are interested in spinning or weaving, Donna will be here Saturday night and would love to tell you all about it. She has a studio just east of Guthrie where she sells spinning and weaving supplies, and has taught for years at the Guthrie Art Center.
Guthrie is the place to be at the holidays! If you can’t make it this weekend, it will be held again next Saturday too. Bring the family for a fun evening of cheer and experience a wonderful holiday tradition.
This year we’re excited to be selling these Guthrie Sketch Books from local artist K. Mack Boles. Guthrie has been a hub of artisans and galleries for years and if you’re interested in a LOCAL artists, Mack is the real deal. He was born and raised in Guthrie and offers a unique first-hand perspective on our town. You won’t find an artist more local than Mack!
He describes his sketch book as an “up-the-street, down-the-alley, over-the-roof top tour of Oklahoma’s first capital. From 1889 to present, and lots in-between this journal takes a whimsical, historical, and often factual inside-look at our hometown”.
A perfect gift those who love Oklahoma, history, art and architecture. Mack recently retired and closed his gallery, so we’re honored to sell his sketch book at our little joint. They’re autographed too!
Would you like to win one of Mack’s sketch books?
Tell us what YOU love about Guthrie (other than the yarn shop) and we’ll randomly select one lucky winner. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.


  • machelle

    12.12.2013 at 07:07 Reply

    I love the small-town feeling of Guthrie, lunch from Missy’s, and all of the friends I have made over the years while knitting at SWAK!

  • Ashley

    12.12.2013 at 08:30 Reply

    The Pollard Theatre holds great memories for me! 🙂 I went there with friends from college to watch Oliver. We dressed up in formal garb and had a great time!

  • Melann526

    12.12.2013 at 09:18 Reply

    Well, SWAK was my absolute favorite thing in Guthrie, but I grew to love the prettiness of the downtown area.

  • stephenia

    12.12.2013 at 09:25 Reply

    The historical downtown buildings, the 89er parade, swak, the Victorian walk and how the whole downtown is decked out. Roma’s Italian restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat. And how the town is becoming its own art community. I just wish there was a good coffee place!

    • keely

      12.12.2013 at 09:40 Reply

      Have you been to Hoboken yet?

      • mbkinser

        12.12.2013 at 20:09 Reply

        Made a visit with the knitsters on a Saturday afternoon. Good place. Fun.

      • stephenia

        13.12.2013 at 07:45 Reply

        Not yet but now am planning to thanks!!

  • rmj318

    12.12.2013 at 10:49 Reply

    When we moved from Oklahoma in 2009, I didn’t think that I would miss much. But once we settled in the Northwest, I realized how much I missed Guthrie and my times getting lost in the antique stores, eating at Granny had One, visiting the Pollard Theatre, and of course, SWAK. I’ll look forward to visiting Hoboken when we come back to visit.

    • Ashley

      12.12.2013 at 15:20 Reply

      Where do you live in the Northwest? I’m originally from Woodburn, Oregon. 🙂 Just curious!

  • jlbeene83

    12.12.2013 at 15:01 Reply

    Lots of memories with Grandpa.

  • rczb

    12.12.2013 at 17:51 Reply

    I love working in Guthrie! Nice people to work with, and much closer to home than my last office location.

  • mbkinser

    12.12.2013 at 20:10 Reply

    A downtown that’s walkable eith a great assortment of shops & sights. And the restaurants!

  • pharris824

    12.12.2013 at 21:18 Reply

    And here I thought I’d be the only one to mention Missy’s!!! So my other favorite thing about Guthrie is that it has the nicest Passport office around! Was worth a trip up!

  • SarahB

    12.12.2013 at 23:08 Reply

    My favorite thing about Guthrie (besides the people) is the historical buildings. I always remember going downtown as a kid and thinking “why are they covering up these stone buildings with mis-matched store fronts?” I always wanted to see the brick/stone underneath and I must say I’m very happy with it now! That and the Masonic Temple – so big, mysterious, and scary to a fourth (5th?) grader on a field trip. Awesome…

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