For Family Day long weekend we decided to take a road trip to Ottawa and visit some old friends. Of course I took the opportunity to knit a baby sweater in the car for the 5 hour drive.
My first thought was oooh new yarn stores to visit! So I looked up online and found there were 3 stores in the area. My friend has just taken up crocheting so I knew she would love to go shopping for yarn as well. I had run out of the yarn I was using for the sweater, and I was starting to sweat thinking that I wouldn’t have anything to knit all weekend!
We ventured to a local yarn shop called Wabi-Sabi.
The boys quickly found a seat to play on their phones to pass the time.
The shop had some cute details that I loved. Like this mailbox used to house notions,
and tool box to hold knitting needles and crochet hooks.
I bought a skien from Punta Yarns Fuego. I was able to use the swift in the store to hand wind my yarn so that I could start knitting that night at my friends place.
I decided to make a simple seed stitch cowl, I worked on it that night after dinner and finished the next morning. It turned out to be one of my favourite scarves.
I think shopping for yarn when in another town is so great, now when I wear this cowl I will think of my friends and the great weekend we had. I think it might be a new travel tradition!
Do you visit yarn shops when you are out of town?