Last weekend was the annual NYC Yarn Crawl. My first thought when I read about this was that I wished all of you lived around the corner so we could all go together. As it was, I managed to visit two shops over the weekend. It was the perfect excuse to visit Purl Soho again. But I also found a fab new shop called Loopy Mango. Oh gosh, what a treasure trove! Yes, it sells wool. But so, so much more. It's like the best finds on every flea market stall you've ever visited AND wool. How cool is that!
She was about to make this rug.
It seems there's a bit of a craze for these at the moment ....
|Image from Purl Bee|
Anyway, there were lots of treats at every turn, including these lovely craft books...
...and cloth dolls and china...
... and clothing and cushions....
... and just about everything you might need to prettify a house by the sea (just a random example...)
And guess what?
I didn't buy a thing. (Mr. P. I do hope you're reading this.)
We have builders and plumbers and electricians and all manner of people working away on our house at the moment. And the thought of the money involved has put a halt to my gallop (for now at least). There will be time enough for prettifying when we have actually paid for the roof over our heads.
(Gosh, how wise I am...)
PS If you ever come to New York, remember the NYC Yarn Crawl site - it's the best all in one resource for where the yarn shops of the city can be found.