Holli Yeoh, design process, yarn, lys

Some LYSs in Calgary

As I mentioned before, my friend Marje took the morning off of work to drive me to a couple of yarn shops in Calgary. It sure beat taking the bus around town!

Knit One Chat Too

On Thursday morning we visited Knit One Chat Too which has renovated since the last time I was there. They’ve expanded and now have a fireplace and a cozy place to sit and knit. I was lucky to finally meet the owner Alison and her mother, Liz who were both welcoming and warm. They have a great display of Bee’s Knees Knits sweaters too!

Lang Tosca Ego Tweed

I was impressed by the variety and range of yarns – I’ve been looking for a dk weight yarn for a design idea and they had quite a selection. After writing down Alison’s order for more patterns I bought a few balls of bulky yarn for a different design idea – Lang Tosca in the oh-so-descriptive colour 0088 and Schachenmayr Ego Tweed in Grape (85) – and then we were on our way.

PUDDINGyarn PUDDINGyarn

PUDDINGyarn was our next stop and it is very close to the library where Marje was able to return to work. I had never been to PUDDINGyarn which is fairly new to Calgary. They’ve been carrying my patterns for just over a year and I lucked out again and met the owner, Sharon for the first time.

Jitterbug

I really enjoyed looking at all the yarns on her shelves and treated myself to a skien of Jitterbug by Colinette in Bright Charcoal (87). Sharon placed an order with me and we swapped display samples and I was on my way.

Make One Lorna’s Laces

I finished off my day by wandering around Calgary and visiting with my grandparents. I ended up at Make One Yarn Studio where I bought a lovely skein of Lorna’s Laces Lion and Lamb, colourway Vera. There was such a wonderful selection of Blue Sky Alpaca and Cherry Tree Hill and Malabrigo and Claudia Hand Painted and Alchemy yarns. I could go on and on!