In Calais we went to Mardens and although the yarn available was small I did purchase 4 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease at a bargain price. My best purchase was a pair of Birki's at an unbelievable price. We had a very nice lunch at the Bistro on the Boulevard in St Stephen and we were directed to the charming shop the Wool Emporium by our waitress. Who is herself a knitter. The Wool Emporium was a delight full of sewing,quality crafts and knitting supplies upstairs and a workshop downstairs. I purchased 4 balls of very nice sock yarn there. Then we were off to Blacks Harbour and a visit to Cricket Cove. Wow what a nice shop Donna has there! I teach at Cricket Cove in Moncton and been told by Gael and Yolande that CC in BH is quite a bit larger but I was enchanted and delighted that owner Donna was present for our visit. The BH shop is a wonderful relaxing spot full of charm, yarn, wool, tools, giftware, jewelry, patterns and a very comfortable sitting/ teaching area. I certainly would've spent many hours there happily. I am that I walked through the doors with a knitting project in mind or I know I would've charged quite a bit to my credit card. I was delighted to discover the DK weight hand dyed wool that Donna had the Fleece Artist dye for her past event Knit East in a beautiful blue tonal "Safe Harbor". That naughty Donna has me all hot knit this shawl on Ravelry. Bad Donna.
It was a great way to spend Knit in Public day and I even managed to work on a project. Yes I actually do knit. Below are pictures of the raglans I and a cropped cardi I have completed this Spring.
|3 raglans and a cropped cardi|
|A raglan for April Lynn|