I am back from Holiday – lakeland in the snow. A spectacular part of the world and I found two great yarn shops to visit as well.
On our first day we visited Ulverston to get food and for me to visit Loopy – I great yarn shop in a really nice town with lots of interesting specialist shops and cafes. Andrea runs Loopy and she was great to talk to with lots of advice for me as new Yarn shop keeper. She has been in business for 3 years and is now in a great location in amongst other independent smaller retailers. I cant visit a yarn shop without buying something so I purchased Kate Davies new Book Colours of Shetland for some holiday reading – It is a beautiful and informative book with patterns inspired by the Island of Shetland. There was a bit of a theme going on with my holiday reading as I was part through the 3rd Shetland novels by Ann Cleve called Red Bones.
Walked everyday on the snow in freezing conditions – short walks long enough for us!
Then a visit to Kendall and Williams wools of Kirkland a very cosy shop full of yarn and books and comfy chairs to sit in – I bought some irresistible sock wool!! In the town on a tree there was this
The chocolate cookies are for Knit club on thursday at Hanks Yarn Shop.