Bit of a rush this morning, due to not having written anything last night. I’ll leave you to find the links, and to let me know of egregious mistakes.
Pascoagirl, it’s good to meet another Sous Sous knitter. As the anniversary of my happy week in Athens looms, it’s interesting to remember that the idea had at least flickered across my mind, to knit it to take along as a useful between-season garment. Still, here we are, and it hadn’t occurred to me to sew the long side seams before knitting the sleeves (I being EZ’s quintessential Blind Follower). It makes good sense, and I’ll do it.
I didn’t accomplish much yesterday, but something. If I keep at it, it’ll get done.
Jennifer (day before), thank you very much indeed for your question about wool shops to visit in Edinburgh. My brief on-line enquiries have turned up one I’ve never heard of, Ginger Twist on the London Road. It’s reachable from Drummond Place by an only mildly energetic walk which I will schedule for next week, when all this Easter business is out of the way. If photographs on the website indeed show the owner, as the colour of her hair suggests, she would have been in primary school when we moved to Edinburgh so the shop may be fairly new.
I would recommend Kathy’s Knits, on Broughton Street, specialising in British yarns, and Be Inspired, over in Marchmont, for international delights. McAree Bros on Howe Street is larger than either, a very well-stocked main-stream LYS – the big name brands are there. John Lewis in the moribund St James Centre has a good yarn dep’t. Say hello to Lindsay, the Rowan girl, for me.
In the old days Jenner’s, the big department store on Princes Street, had an excellent yarn dep’t on the ground floor and I often used to pop in (and spend money) when I happened to be passing. Then they moved it up to the fourth floor and I’ve scarcely been there since, so can’t report on it.
Knitlass, is there anything else that ought to be mentioned?
Jennifer, can we meet when you’re here? I’d like to meet your daughter and get an insider’s slant on third-millennium Oberlin. Email me (address in sidebar) if this is possible.