The shop window, the reflections are unfortunate but unavoidable.
a simple but attractive display that entices you in to look at the shelves on view.
Just inside the door is a display of buttons, everything from plain to cute and gorgeous. I did resist.....this time.
To the right of the counter, I did find some treasure there.
Almost secreted away in the corner are the needles, a really good selection. I was good and ignored my itchy fingers.
There is a display of some really lovely jewellery from a local maker here. Saved by the fact that I hardly ever wear the stuff.
Going clockwise round the shop is a colourful display, lots of Stylecraft yarns. I found 3 balls to add to the new crochet blanket.
Hand dyed loveliness, yes a skein from here came back with me. I know, only one, it will be socks for the Christmas gift box.
Then there are the shelves you can see from the window, 3 balls of WYS sock yarn now live in my house. Again destined to be socks in the gift box.
My Haul. All destined to go into the gift box.
The lovely Angela, goodness it looks as though I have not brushed my hair for a week. Goodness I look like my mother, and my granny, could be worse, I could look like my Grandfather or Dad. Bald.
I just have to tell you that almost the first thing that Angela said was, "would you like a cup of tea or coffee" closely followed by "help yourself to cake".
I wonder if I could move.......
I did enjoy my time there and although the shop is not huge there is a wide selection of yarn to suit all budgets. I was certainly pleased with the cost of my purchases, that is why there were so many. If you knit or crochet and can get to Penarth I urge you to go. I will be back.
I will share my purchases next time as the evening is drawing in and I have a Herbie telling me that he Needs to go out. Right Now.
How lovely to find a craft shop whose owner offers you tea and cake! And before you've bought anything! If I lived nearer I'd be in there weekly...ReplyDelete
I often catch sight of myself in the mirror nowadays and see my mother looking back at me. I don't know whether to be sad or pleased...
I wish that I was much closer, but my purse is happy to be far away.Delete
Those hand dyed skeins look yummy.ReplyDelete
I could have emptied the display, no probs.Delete
Gosh Pam....even I was oohing and aahing at all that beautiful colour.ReplyDelete
What a lovely shop.
You have a wonderful smile.
If I see a camera I run in the other direction or hide behind someone else.ReplyDelete
What a lovely shop and what a wonderful haul you made.
I am not very photogenic. I loved all may purchases and all have a pattern and a recipient assigned to them.Delete
What a fantastic shop - truly a cave of treasure. Like Sooze, I'd be there very regularly! You were Very Restrained!ReplyDelete
I purposely took a sum of money with me. Wonder of wonders I did not spend it all, even though I bought everything on my list. The prices are very competitive.Delete
Looks like a wonderful shop!ReplyDelete
It is, and just the right size. Plenty to choose from but not enough that you leave in a daze with nothing.Delete
What a joy to have a tour with you around the gorgeous shop. Those hand dyed skeins were a delight.ReplyDelete
They really were lovely.Delete
Pam, I enjoyed seeing the yarn shop and reading your post and especially enjoyed the picture of you. I love your hair! Oh, every time I pass a mirror I see my mother! Lots of pretty yarns to pick from.ReplyDelete
It was a really good day out, I could quite easily have bought much more but I stuck to my listDelete
I absolutely look WYS. We can get in in Canada occasionally. I just bought their colourway "Holly" for my husbands Christmas socks. Enjoy reading your blog!ReplyDelete
(and have for a while now)
It is lovely to knit with, I am considering a cardigan, for myself, once I have worked a bit further through the gift list.Delete
What a great shop and such a lovely lady .... coffee and cake as well .... bliss!ReplyDelete
I did manage to resist the cake, and yes Angela is just, if not more so, lovely in real life as she is on her podcast.Delete