I've discovered a few things in the last week. I don't know whether to laugh or cry about one of them. One of the newish members at our Glasgow knitting meetup has put me onto a yarn shop in Hamilton.
As in Hamilton where I have been working for twelve years without knowing this place existed.
I'd get over this quite easily if they only stocked Wendy and Patons, but they have Rowan, RYC, Jaeger, DB, Lana Grossa, Lanartus, Sublime, Twilleys, Jamieson and Smith, Artesano Alpaca, Noro, Louisa Harding, GGH, Addi, Brittany, and of course Wendy and Patons, to name the ones that spring to mind.
Probably best to just be grateful that I have discovered it rather than bitter about all those lost purchases over a dozen years. It's called Stitching Time, and is near Hamilton central train station if anyone needs the details. The shop assistant asked me if I was magnetically drawn to the dearest yarns in the shop! "Welcome to my world," I thought.
Bought a few different things including two balls of Lanartus Da Masi in 10450, Plum Delight. (You can get this from Angel Yarns if you're not often in Hamilton.) This forms the basis of my next discovery, which is that with a Gedifra Scarf Net (I got mine from Get Knitted) and one ball of something chunky or fancy or a combination of oddments, you can get a nice scarf. Ideal for Christmas pressies in my book.
The last couple of pix are of how I'm spending my October week holiday.
Livin' it up in Dumfries and Galloway walkin' cyclin' knittin' and suppin' Champagne with my honey. Life is sweet. x K