However, one of the things I am trying to do this year is to support my local shops by shopping in them as much as possible. In my village (it's really a suburb of a town but I've lived here since before I was married and it's always been called the village), we have a variety of facilities - Dr's (but not mine!), a post office, chemist, chippys, small supermarkets, hairdressers, pet shops to name a few. My very favourite shop of all is called Christine's. It is a wool shop and I am addicted. I only discovered her 12 months ago and pop in at least once a week. My favourite wool is Stylecraft Special (DK) and Christine sells a lot of colours (I love the green and spicy orange below).
Just look at them all - I think I have at least 1 ball of most of them - except the brights, not as keen on the brights.
I took the photos on the last day I helped in the shop (the day H got sick). I also love the multi-striped wool (is that the correct term?), even though I have only ever knit with it, I must try crocheting with it soon. I love how it changes colour as you knit. When people come into the shop they either love or hate this kind of wool in equal measure. Can you see a sneaky peek of "my" blanket below? I must remember to take photos of it in daylight ASAP.
My third fav wool if the stuff which has sparkles running through it. Again, I have only knit with it.
It was a beautiful blue day too. I sat in the shop for 4 hours, serving customers, crocheting and looking at that sky.
It was a day that was worth remembering - until I got home but I am working on erasing that from my memory banks!!!!