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April 16th, 2011:

My new LYS – Calon Yarns

I have a local yarn shop! It’s called Calon Yarns and it opened yesterday.

 

It’s owned and run by Lynne Seymour

The lovely Lynne with some of her yarn!

 

Here she is with some of her gorgeous yarns. This shop could be dangerous to my wallet!

But it’s not only a yarn shop, it’s a craft studio and they have all sorts of classes and workshops there too.

 

Of course while I was there I couldn’t resist picking up some yarn

ooooh yarn!

 

This is a lovely, squishy skein of artesano humming bird 100% alpaca in shade AR008, an amazing red mix. It reminds me a little of Colinette’s Fire colourway but is much sweeter, and far less brown, than that. It’s dk weight and the skein is a surprisingly big 150g. There’s also 300m on it.

I love it! It’s so squishy! Not sure yet what it will become, possibly a beret or some gloves or both. I think it would be really lovely for socks too. But I’m also intrigued as to what kind of a one skein wonder it would produce too.

I’m sure I’ll visiting Calon Yarns again soon!