Traveling with two men, there's no way we were going to be browsing knitting or sewing stores, but our weekend did turn into quite a "tour of historic crafting."
First, while on the Pendleton Underground Tour (highly recommended--I'll be adding more info to my main blog), we saw this:
If you have any interest at all in historic clothing (though not going back beyond mid-1800s--this is the Oregon Territory of the Old West after all), do yourself a favor and visit the Union County Museum. It's got a very lousy website, unfortunately, and it's only open from Mother's Day to mid-October, but we spent two hours there and could have easily stayed longer. They had some fantastic hand-made laces
It is my understanding that the clothes and items in the museum were donated by local families as residents, so they all had local histories. These:
Great day wear and "regular" clothes: