Sunday, January 21, 2007

Another yarn shop!

I spent last week at Center Parcs (I assume they actually mean "Centre Parks" and just were too lazy to change the spelling when it came over here), the Sherwood Forest variety. It felt very strange going on holiday only 15 miles from home, although nice ironic timing as Tony Blair was in the middle of saying it was impractical for his family to stop taking flights for holidays!

Whilst we were away my glasses disintegrated, so we had to make a quick trip to New Ollerton to find an optician. And a yarn shop!

This is Heath's Country Store, which has a very impressive set of rooms leading into each other, and all stuffed full of yarn, fabric and similar goodies:



Totally amazing. And did I mention it's only 15 miles from me?! I did buy three balls of yarn there, but without breaking my yarn diet! Haven't had time to take pics of them yet though.


This ball of yummyness is my first skein from the Fyberspates sock club. It's 90% alpaca, and is lovely, soft and squishy. Can't wait to knit with it. It also came with a pattern, and a little sock blocker key ring with a mini sock pattern for using up odd bits of sock yarn.

And I returned home to find an RAK from Carrie Anne in my postbox! It's a little ink stamp of a ball of wool & two needles, think you can just make it out in the pic. She made the card too, isn't it fab? These will be on sale soon, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say where, so I won't just yet! ;-)

That's all for now. I was going to do a much longer post with loads of pics, but just haven't had time. I'm not sure when I'll next get to post as the next few weeks are quite busy. And sorry if I haven't commented on people's blogs for a while, I've hardly had time to read any in the last fortnight (that's not bad going, I'm about 4 months behind with podcasts!)

16 comments:

Amy said...

Do tell us when the cards go on sale, they're beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow! Heath's looks fantastic - and if it's not very far from you, it's not very far from me :D

The Fyberspates yarn looks gorgeous and CA's stamp and card are just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, Heath's looks like Aladdin's Cave for yarn :-) Have already told DH about this place should we be in the area :-D

katarinaw said...

Oh, the joy of finding a good yarnshop! There just can't be too many in the world.

Anonymous said...

Fab yarn shop! I love Center Parcs. We go to the one at Penrith Oasis Whinfell. It's about an hour or so from us.

Rain said...

Wow, that place looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

Wow,it looks like an Aladdins cave!
What a lovely thought from Carrie Anne. The cards are fab and look even better 'in the flesh'!
The Fyberspates yarn looks gorgeous, I can almost imagine how soft it will be wrapped round tootsies!

Anonymous said...

I like the look of that yarn store and the fyberspates sock club looks tempting too!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Heath's looks amazing! One to remember when we're next down that way.

I love the Fyberspates yarn, and that little sock blocker is so cute!

Mary Anne said...

Lots like a beautiful shop full of all kinds of knitting yumminess!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic looking yarn shop. You lucky gal having that so close to you (or maybe not in the credit card department). I love the yarn you purchased, the colorway looks gorgeous.

Piglottie said...

The shop looks wonderful! And the card from Carrie Anne is lovely. I'm in the Fyberspates club too and I adore the first yarn (and the club is such good value too).

Susan Hird said...

That sock yarn looks yummy, and the sock club sounds like a great idea. Don't think we have anything like that here in Australia. :-(

Anonymous said...

Heath's is my local wool shop, and I've been a customer since they opened in a tiny 'cupboard' in edwinstowe!
It's gorgeous and the pictures don't give you the lovely smell of the shop they do homespun crafts as well,oh and patchwork,and heath paints,and knits and is generally , along with Dee,his mum,the best shopkeeper in the universe(and no they don't pay commission)
For those who can't experience the wondrousness, they'll post stuff to you as well!

Badger said...

Heath's does look very splendid indeed, and finding a new yarn shop is always a good thing!

Dee said...

Thank you
To everyone for their kind words about our store. Heath and I really appreciate it and we look forward to meeting customers old and new. So if you do manage to drop by then please introduce your self and mention Daisy's blog

hugs and happy knitting
Dee (Heaths Country Store)