Recently, I have had a few great days of yarn shopping.
On a rainy, cool, wet, dreary day last week, Wilma from knit group and I headed over to Port Elgin, on the shores of Lake Huron, to a new yarn store. An hours drive, but what knitter can resist the lure of 'new yarn store'. Docknits is owned by a local Doctor, who gave the store it's very apt name describing both ownership and location. Clever I thought. A lovely store. It is spacious, clean, neat, tidy, and well organized with lots of all that is important in a yarn store - yarn, patterns and great display garments. Wilma spent some money here, but I resisted the offerings. I had a plan.
On to Riverside Yarns in Owen Sound. We both spent money here. I found the perfect yarn for my newly-queued Contrasts. Sidar, Crofter DK.
Colleen, Riverside's owner, gave us the latest breaking news. She is re-locating her shop to the main street of Owen Sound - 2nd Ave W. The move takes place on the July 1st weekend. You heard it here first.
Monday, with clearer but cooler weather for the drive, I headed off to Listowel and the
Spinrite Factory Outlet. My two knitting friends from St. Mary's and I try to get together a couple of times a year and a 'tent' sale at Spinrite seemed the perfect excuse.
There I bought lots.
All the Spinrite yarn was purchased with Twirly Skirt in mind. I couldn't decide whether I liked the combo of MF white, with the rust/white twist and the rust cabled cotton,
or the combo of rust and cream cabled cotton with the teal/rust variegated.
In all, I spent less than $50 on yarn. Yarn that will give me lots of fun, occupy lots of time, allow lots of creativity, offers lots of memories of two great days spent with knitting friends and - my most compelling argument -'Lots cheaper than a round of golf.'