Yarn shopping is always
fun. When it is combined with a sunny trip to the seaside, meeting friends and
a Scandanavian bakery it is a recipe for the perfect day out.
Saturday saw me
gleefully heading off to Brighton on the train, destined to meet up with Mairead
- Vincakent and Kate - Scubamonkey at the wonderful yarn store that is YAK. I
really enjoyed my first visit there some months ago and have been eagerly
anticipating a second visit. It really is fabulous gem of a place, expertly run
by Kate and stocked with an amazing array of yarns, notions and books. Even
more so at the minute as she is playing host to all the pieces from the
Interpretations 2 collection - the collaboration between Veera Valimaki and
Despite the heat I
was persuaded to try on the Adventurous coat and was instantly smitten.
love a version of this in a deep rich teal shade - it would be perfect for
autumn and would certainly liven up my school run mornings.
After much yarn
squishing I settled on 2 more skeins of The Uncommon Thread 4ply fingering
weight yarn to add to that already in my collection.
|The Uncommon Thread: new additions to my collection.|
I was pleased to see
that the sock knitters of Brighton were well catered for, with both the
new books by Clare Devine and Coop Knits in stock.
There is a fabulous
range of yarns from The Uncommon Thread, Eden Cottage Yarns, Lioness Arts, John Arbon, Malabrigo and many more. I also spotted a new-to-me dyer
called Life in the Long Grass which is definitely on my 'to try' list for the future.
And then it was time
to try out the nearby Nordic Bakery. The cinnamon buns were highly recommended
and I can see why. Good coffee, excellent cake, chatter and knitting - it
really was the perfect way to spend a few hours.
Going to yarn shows
is amazing and gives you a chance to meet so many new people but sometimes,
just a few friends sharing their knitting and catching up over coffee is all
you need for a great day.