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...