I love coming to visit Toronto to see my sister and her family. But I also love coming here for the yarn shops.
Earlier in the week we headed down to the Purple Purl, to drink coffee, do some knitting, and have a chat to some wool-friendly locals.
It’s a lovely yarn shop, full of beautiful, tempting things. Before I knew it, I had heeded the siren call of the Wall of Wool and slapped my credit card down on the counter.
Here’s my haul – a couple of balls of sock yarn (in purple/pink), some lace yarn in gorgeous greens/blues, and six skeins of random red yarn that was on sale and I couldn’t resist it:
And yesterday we went to Romni Wool. It’s bigger, and more “functional” than the Purple Purl, and you can’t sit around drinking coconut chai and chatting. But I still managed to stagger out with an armful of wool. More sock yarn, more lace yarn, and a few balls of Lambs Pride, which is great for felting in the washing machine:
Here’s a closeup of the sock yarn, which has gorgeous little sparkly bits in it – it’s going to become some socks for Christmas for a good friend of mine:
I’m not going to let on how much I spent, but suffice to say I REALLY hope I’ve got the exchange rate right…
I kind of lost my knitting mojo over the past year, and it seems to have come back now. And now I have even more yarn to knit up, so I’d better get on with it.