Perranuthnoe Village Craft

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I haven’t always done this but in recent years I’ve started looking for yarn shops when travelling. I’d check out what I’d find on the internet and then try and find it when I’m there. This was one of the harder ones. We were on a roadtrip trough the south of england and especially cornwall and that little village wasn’t on the map and our GPS was unable to locate it.

We looked the town up on google maps, got the estimate time it would take us from a bigger town before this village to the exit for it and we were set. On the road we were looking for the sign saying “Perranuthnoe“. And always checking the time to make sure we hadn’t missed our turn.

And it was worth it. The cutest little village, a cloudy view of St. Michael’s Mount (on the way back to the village from the beach we got caught in a little rain shower..) and a wee bit of yarn for me. They had quite a nice selection and I thought it was funny that they stock Lang Yarns. (That’s my go to sockyarn brand and I didn’t know they were so widely known…)

Perranuthnoe Village Craft shop.

(May 2014)

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k1 and Kathy’s Knits in Edinburgh

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While waiting for it to open I found an amazing bookshop “The Golden Hare” so pretty and so many cool books.. *le sigh* (on the W Bow as well, just on the right side from where this picture was taken…)

I did visit Kathy’s knits on Broughton Street as well but sadly I forgot to take a picture of it. (The shopfront wasn’t as picturesque as this one and it is located below floors…).

k1 is a very pretty shop with wooden floors and a wide selection of knitters knick knacks – you’ll probably find anything you could want there. I had to hold myself back and only bought two wooden crochet hooks and two packs of stitch markers (one as a gift for a friend and one for myself). I bought a two balls of sock yarn there but didn’t want to spend too much there. At Kathys knits there was a very big yarn selection and I had trouble deciding. In the end I bought two yarnpony skeins, one with the intention to knit a hat for my sister and one for myself.

The funny part is, that was in my beginning stages as a knitter and I didn’t want to spend too much on yarn or buy too many skeins because I was afraid of not being able to knit it up. (Let me tell you, that inclination has changed in the past two and a half years since my edinburgh trip! Another visit to Edinburgh and the yarnshops would probably do considerable damage to my budget…

 

K 1 Yarns & Knitting Boutique, W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JP,

Kathy’s Knits, 64 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA

(November 2013)