Yesterday, was a fantastically warm, sunny day. I visited Jen and we hit the St. Lawrence market. Yes, I did have the Peameal on a Bun with honey mustard. Still good! I asked Jen about the camera I had been wanting to buy. After my research and positive reviews, a discovery that Chelsea has the same camera and loves it, plus a thumbs up from Jen, I splurged!!!. It was a good day yesterday! Seeing Jen was wonderful. As we drove around, I mentioned to her seeing The Purple Purl (what I thought to be a new yarn shop). Jen said they had been there a while and that it was the shop she went into when we were working on the "Kids! Picture Yourself Crocheting" book. She needed someone to crochet a bit up for a shot and they kindly agreed.
Once, I left Jen, I visited The Purple Purl on my way home. I have to say, if I ever open up a yarn shop, I would want it to look like this! If you have ever read "Friday Night Knitting Club", you could certainly picture the movie set here! For a yarn snob (like me), it is a Utopia. Dripping with rainbows of hand-dyed colours, spilling from wooden cubbies and a warm wind blowing through the store-front door, I couldn't resist. I was back and forth between the Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering weight (funny, one of my upcoming patterns is called "Tanis") and their Aran. The Fingering weight, I am told by a very friendly face, has a little nylon in it (80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon), giving the dye slightly less to grab onto, making the colour slightly variegated: a wonderful effect. I bought the "Seabreeze" shade. Then, I noticed the Mission Falls and have been wanting to buy some new colours to go with the Red I have left over from my Red Cabled Cardigan project from "Twelve Months of Knitting".
I think the friendly face was one of the owners (given away on my bill). I have to say congrats one such a wonderful spot for knitters and thank you for such great service! Next time I visit Jen, I'll pop in again.
Introducing, my new Canon EOS Rebel XSi (can you love a camera?)... Unfortunately, I bought it last night, so wasn't able to take pics of the market, Jen or The Purple Purl, but I did of my purchase. Just 3 balls ($40), but check out the colours!
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