A couple of weekends ago Mr. A and I took a trip to Cambridge. Cambridge is not far from us and I had heard wonderful things about the LYS there but as it’s quite a trek out of town I had never been before. I sold it to Mr. A that if I could go to the LYS he could go to the music shop afterwards and play on some guitars. It was a deal!
The Sheep Shop didn’t disappoint, although it is quite small it is packed to the rafters with lovely yarny goodness. As well as a good range of some of the more commercial yarns they also have a great selection of luxury and local yarns.
As soon as I stepped inside I knew I wouldn’t come out empty handed….here is what fell into my basket.
1 skein of seriously squishy Araucania Puelo Baby Llama in a blue & grey colourway.
1 skein of Sparkleduck Harmony Aran (50% extrafine merino and 50% silk) in the beautiful Autumn Leaves colourway.
And 2 skeins of Tibetan Cloud Fingering (100% yak) in Cornflower. It’s sooo dreamy I just had to drop everything and cast on a new shawl…
I have had to stop knitting it now as I have come to a beaded row and the beads I ordered earlier in the week haven’t arrived yet. I am keeping everything crossed that they come tomorrow!
I didn’t realise at the time but the Sheep Shop also runs classes and workshops. My friend Vero sent me a message last week to see if I would be interested in attending a ‘Top Down Shawl’ workshop in December with Stephen West!! Oh my goodness, I couldn’t sign up fast enough – excited is not the word!!
So as well as these little beauties I have also ordered 2 skeins of ‘Dream in Color – Smooshy’ one in a deep pink and one in grey for my next project, Stephen West’s gorgeous Chadwick shawl.