I’ve just come back from the most lovely family holiday in Paignton. We relished the fact that it was November and went walking along the beach, played in the rockpools and hibernated inside with piles of crochet and sewing. Luckily I was on holiday with other creative people, so a trip to the local fabric and wool shops didn’t take too much convincing!
This shop is called Spin a Yarn and they describe themselves as a ‘specialist yarnshop’. They have a huge selection of different wool and it was a pleasure spending time trying to look at everything! They also had a good selection of unusual buttons. I treated myself to some wool that is made up of recycled fibres, including a high silk content (the two balls on the far left of the mantelpiece photo). If you are looking for something particular then check out their online shop here.
The lady in this shop was very sweet and I bought three balls of cotton bamboo that I plan to crochet into a blanket for my house. I have already started crocheting scarves with the other wool and this is the first finished one.