Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Yarns of Nova Scotia

I'm on my second vacation of summer holidays and I'm having a grand time. This is the 2nd time I've visited Halifax, NS this year and as a knitter, it's always a treat. Halifax and the surrounding area is home to three lovely yarn stores and I use my trip to stock up on yarns that I wouldn't normally be able to get my hands on at home in Newfoundland. So far I've splurged on enough yarn for the Pomme de Pin cardigan and two skeins of fingering weight yarn for more Petit Artichaut boleros for friends. I've also found the cutest embroidered project bag with sheep on it. Much better than using a ziplock bag!

I bought this and the peach yarn at a new yarn store in Dartmouth called Dartmouth Yarns. It's such a quaint shop with a good selection of yarn, needles and notions. If I hadn't spent so much at LK Yarns yesterday, I certainly would have bought more. And did I mention that it's on the street next to my favourite coffee shop, Two If By Sea Cafe? I need to move to this area ASAP!

Tomorrow it's off to Lunenburg and Mahone Bay to buy some more yarn. Can this vacation get any better?

1 comment:

  1. Yay you're back! And your new blog design looks fantastic! AND I wish I could go to this yarn store right now! I visited on in Amherst, 2 in Moncton and 1 in PEI when I was on the mainland but was stupid not to take pictures.