Yarncrawl !

Today I went on a yarncrawl with Janie, Jane and Jenny from my knitting group.

This was a bit like a pub crawl but with less booze , smoke and pubs and a lot more scrummy yarn, shops and chatter!

Our first stop was Stash in Putney – none of us had been before…

“Is it this way? Are we there yet? Hurry up!”

This is Jane, Janie and Jenny – left to right.

At Stash , we found a Knitter’s haven full of all those annoying yarns you read about online but never see in UK shops. We spent a good couple of hours browsing, knitting and chatting to the very helpful Lady in the shop – I forgot to ask her name – I can be a dunce somethimes! Sorry!

Edit 11/4/07 This was Diane!! Hello Diane!

A big surprise was when I pulled out my Glade edging to have a bit of a rest and a knit.

Stash Lady: “Oh I’ve seen a half made one of those on a blog”

Me: “It might be mine!”

Stash Lady: “Damn Knit & Blast It??”

Me: “Oh – I’m famous!” (followed by acute embarrassment 😳 )

Here is my reader on the left…

…apologies to her other customers who were in the middle of a spontaneous knitting lesson…

…and a happy group of shopped out knitters – including me!

Next we jumped on the mainline from Putney to Vauxhall to visit IKnit.

I had been to the IKnit London Knitting Group , held in pubs around London, a couple of times. Faboulous fun if you want to drink, chat and knit!

IKnit.is a scrummy gem of a shop with both well known and more unusual yarns, gadgets and gizmos.

Jenny and Jane inspected the super array of needles…

..while Janie was gripped by what can only be called a “button frenzy”…

Fortunately, the lovely Gerard and Craig who run IKnit., were not phased by 4 overexcited knitters running around their shop…they’d seen it all before…

After all that excitement we needed a drink – for us that meant out spiritual home – the nearest Starbucks!

Finally, you’re going to want to see what we bought…..

I’m not allowed to say who was responsible for what…..

…but this was our joint haul!


4 Responses

  1. Happy yarns
    Happy yarns April 10, 2007 at 8:40 pm | | Reply

    Looks like you all had a great time….and not a bad haul either.

  2. Diane
    Diane April 10, 2007 at 9:01 pm | | Reply

    I actually look okay in that photo 😉

    Glad you had fun – you certainly livened up my morning!

  3. Judie
    Judie April 11, 2007 at 12:08 pm | | Reply

    And I missed that for a trip to London Clinic! I had brought my ‘Maris’ to knit in the waiting room, but they drugged me up so much I couldn’t even concentrate on 3K, 1P….
    Judie x

  4. carol
    carol April 12, 2007 at 1:38 pm | | Reply

    Lovely shops – did a similar yarncrawl myself last summer while I was home. Glad to read that you all had a good time.

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