Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Oooooh look what I found!



I can't believe I didn't spot it last week - there's a wool shop (Creative Crafts) in Sheringham! I found it last night after going for a wander after tea and spent ages peering through the window drooling at the yarn. Then I did a little detour there on my way into work this morning! What a lovely shop - a really nice range of yarn well displayed - there were the novelty things (including some I hadn't seen before from Gedifra) and the more "woolly" yarn like Jaeger and Rowan. And Sirdar and St Ives sock yarn. Plus some local yarn from Norfolk sheep and some without ball bands that was lovely and soft and variegated (it's slightly to the left of centre in the pic below). Can't remember the name but I'm going back next week for another look/stroke/drool.



OK, I admit, I also broke my yarn diet (again), but it was only two balls, and they were in the sale, AND they're for my Secret Pal, so not for me at all.

I wish all yarn shops could be like this. The lady behind the counter was friendly and helpful (and even checked the dyelots for me without being asked to!). They also had plenty of other craft stuff and I loved the way their fabric was displayed. Oh and a shelf of knitting books - probably the best range I've seen anywhere.

So yes, if anyone wants a good holiday destination - Sheringham is the place to go! I must write about knitter-friendly B & Bs sometime, although I'm still trying to decide on what criteria are essential...

11 comments:

Anne said...

Oooooh - do yarn diets count when you're not at home? Surely not. (And it's not breaking anything when it's not for you.)

Hope you're having a good week.

Marie said...

If it was for your SP it was a duty - not a breach of your diet conditions ;-)

KnitYoga said...

How on earth did it take your knitting antennae so long to detect signals from that yarn shop?!! It looks a really interesting shop and I say you should have bought more yarn. Rules were made to be broken and the same goes for yarn diets. No, not really - musn't be a bad influence!! ;-)

Emily said...

Im sure buying a yarn pressie for someone else doesn't count as breaking a yarn diet ;)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fab when you make such a lovely discovery? Looks like a really nice shop, the world needs more of them! ;)

/SP - AKC

Seahorse said...

Argh! We have spent our last two holidays in Cromer and didn't visit Sheringham once! We'll have to go back this year :)

Jess said...

Would buying an eclair for someone else break your food diet? Absolutely not. In fact, I think it makes you an even better secret pal; you sacrificed your own comfort for her.

Sharon J said...

Sheringham. Must remember that should we decide to take a future break in Norfolk. The shop looks really 'homely'. Looking forward to the knitting friendly B&B info. ~Sharon

Mary Anne said...

sounds like the perfect yarn shop and so many yummy goodies.

I hope your week is going well, kiddo.

jess said...

that looks like a fab shop!

roseygirl said...

I love the look of this little store you found oh how I wish I lived near here!