Good morning from a cloudy Edinburgh. Things are settling down here so I thought I would tell you a little bit more about my ‘hood!
I live fairly near the city, there is a general buzz of life all around us and there is also an award winning bakery (I can vouch for their bread, croissants and .. ahem … cakes) at the top of my street.
The most important thing though is the local yarn shop!
Ginger Twisted Studio is owned by Jess who is a fab friendly lady who has made me feel very welcome in the local neighbourhood. I may have popped into the LYS a fair few times already (I usually have to stop on my way to or from the supermarket).
The shop is small but perfectly formed and has a gorgeous selection of yarns. Jess has her own hand dyed yarn that comes is a beautiful selection of colours and a wide range of bases. Of course I need to get some sock yarn but I also have my eye on the bulky alpaca, it is so soft and squishy and is just calling out to be made into a warm winter cowl or some cosy mitts. Here are just a few pictures I snapped the other day on one of my little visits. You can just see the squishy alpaca in the background.
In additional to some muted tones there is a magical selection of bright and bold colours.
Jess also stocks a fabulous selection of other yarns such as New Lanark, Cascade, West Yorkshire Spinners and she sells King Cole Merino wound from large cones into the exact amount you need. I see some fun stripes for the little one in my knitting future, this Merino is perfect for a cute cardigan.
Some more pictures in case you need a bit of yarn love this Monday.
New Lanark sheepyness
A lovely display of unique yarns, including some Cashmere from Afghanistan.
Some scrumptious hand spun!
A brilliant selection of yarn and a friendly warm and welcoming atmosphere, what more could you ask for from a LYS.
Jess runs a knit night at the local pub on a Monday night and I escaped baby duty last week and joined them. What a fab bunch!
She also runs workshops, and at the end of the month I will be teaching a special heel workshop. More details will be on her website soon.
I have been on some other yarn adventures recently and will be updating you with some more blog posts later in the week.