Tag Archives: Yarn shop

Lintilla in progress

A few weeks ago, the frilly petals of some striking tulips prompted me to cast on a project I’ve had in mind for a while – Lintilla by Martina Behm. I’m using Amitola DK by Louisa Harding. It’s 80% wool and 20% silk, … Continue reading

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Yarn or tea? How about both?

Coals to Newcastle? Or better still, knitting to a Welsh yarn shop 🙂 And even better still, this particular yarn shop has a lovely cafe at one end, serving teas, coffees, lunches and cake … This photo shows part of … Continue reading

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Cowbridge – an unexpected knitting haven

This inspirational quote was on the bench where I enjoyed a peaceful hour’s knitting a few weeks ago, surrounded by the colours and scents of a well-tended garden, just a stone’s throw from the main road running through Cowbridge, near … Continue reading

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Alchemy

My reward for tidying my shed? Yarn, of course! Although sad to part with this dog guard, due to the memories it held, I recognised that it was unlikely to be used again now that I have a smaller car. … Continue reading

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My local yarn shop

For a couple of years now, the family-run yarn shop in my local town has been threatened with demolition, as developers were determined to buy the row of shops and neighbouring buildings. The future of the small businesses seemed bleak. Imagine … Continue reading

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Shopping local

Where I can, I like to shop local. That is, I like to support small, local businesses rather than the multi-nationals. I always keep an eye open for wool-buying opportunities, and my heart skips a beat when I see an independent … Continue reading

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