I took a journey this past weekend and of course it involved yarn shops! But that was not my main purpose although it was a delightful part of the weekend! I ventured on my own........yes ......did I say I was by myself? No children......not a single one and let me tell you that I can not remember being alone for more then a day in a very long time. And it was odd and yes.....I talked to myself and missed home and all my little ones but it was also lovely and I was not always alone because I had headed north to visit with my oldest daughter who is on an internship in Canada.
I left Thursday for the 7 hour drive and got through a good part of the second book in the Outlander series. It made the time fly by and I enjoyed the ride. Thanks to Holley at English Girl Canadian Man who I found a few weeks ago right here on the Yarn Along I had some yarn shops to visit and a few sites I wanted to see. Hand knit Yarn Studio was a cute little shop with beautiful yarns in Hamilton where I picked up a skein of indigo dragonfly yarn in the colorway Tickle Fog......sooo fun!
We headed into Toronto on Saturday and visited the Toronto Textile Museum which had an education room filled with all types of looms and drop spindles. Then we also visited the ROM. My daughter Emily and I also visited Spun Fibre in Burlington and we really enjoyed their selection of yarns and fiber. I picked up some Malabrigo nube fiber in the colorway poison and also some Regia sock yarn.
And of course a few photos from this proud Mom of my girl doing what she loves! She has been in Canada for over a year now but only has 2 more months and then she will be home. For a time before she heads off again. Here she is riding the horse she has been training.
Well my post had a lot more then yarn and reading but