My chicks with sticks buddy KO and I went on a wool shop crawl on Saturday – I emailed her through the itinerary on Friday – was soooo excited! (I know – I’m a LOSER!) It was tops! We started off at Champion Textiles (47 King St, Newtown) – a funny little shop with some treasures – some very nice cottons. Then over the bridge (why are most of the wool shops on the North Shore??!!) to Greta’s Handcrafts Centre, 321 Pacific Highway, Lindfield. Very large store with selection of Rowan (only stockist in Sydney, I think?) and other lovely wool, plus some great books and lovely sticks (Brittany, Addi etc). I bought some teddy bear buttons for L’s baby cardi. V. cute! Also HAD to stop in to the bakery for a gingerbread man for husby, and a choc eclair for me (and KO too!)
Next was Rubi + Lana, bit further down the Pacific Highway (No. 767) in Gordon. Mmmmm lovely store with wool by colour (mainly), very pretty ribbons and lots more goodies – bought lots of accessories plus latest Yarn magazine. Keeping on down the Highway, next on the list was Turramurra Drapery (No. 1319) which stocks Opal sock yarn. But sadly closes at 1pm so we missed it (probably a good thing!). Finally, Hornsby Wool and Craft Nook in the Piazza near the Westfield in Hornsby. Good range of books and, of course, wool. Plus other crafty items, ribbons, buttons, quilting stocks etc. And then we HAD to go to Borders at the Westfield…I try not to shop at Borders generally (I like Arial and other independent booksellers) but Borders DO have a good range of knitting books – and so I ended up with this and this (I’ve already tabbed far too many pages for my square for Grandmother Purl…). And that was our day – AND NO WOOL PURCHASED BY ME AT ALL! Amazing!