Woolly Canadian Adventures

When planning holidays abroad, most people organise transport, accommodation, tourist activities. I, apparently, now check for yarn shops before I go anywhere. My recent trip to Canada involved a lot of hastily booking airbnb/bus tickets/etc while loitering outside Starbucks and scrounging their internet, but I had the opening times of all the best yarn shops written down weeks in advance.

I’m ridiculous, I know.

The upside of all of this is that in return for watching four basketball games, I dragged Chris to several wool shops and because he was bored and had a camera, I can now show them off to you.

La Maison Tricotée

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Not the easiest shop to find, but absolutely definitely worth it because they had the brilliant idea of including both a cafe and a bored-boyfriend-friendly couch. Additionally, they had such beautiful yarns and very, very helpful and lovely staff. I wanted to stay there all day.

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I was very happy, (and very full of poutine).

I indulged a little bit, but saved my spending money for Romni Wools in Toronto. Best decision ever.

You guys. This shop.

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This shop.

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(That is me exclaiming “so squishy!”, which is not an attractive word to be caught in the middle of…)

This madness goes on for two whole floors. TWO WHOLE FLOORS. I was (relatively) well behaved and left with only a few beautiful things, which I cradled protectively for the rest of the afternoon.

Long story short, if you are ever in Toronto or Montreal, go shopping.

For now though, I have some crochet to swear at (when the deadline goes whooshing past tomorrow, this post is my excuse), and some more packing to do… because I am spending next week on a boat in Majorca. (Can you take knitting on a sail boat?)

PS. All photo credit to (the very patient) Chris. I’m sorry I made you touch so much wool.

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Woolly Canadian Adventures

  1. Love it! I was oohing and ahhing at every photo, which is not something I recommend doing with a mouthful of tea… Can’t wait to see what you ended up getting!

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