After the conference finished around 1300 today, it was time to visit yarn stores. The DH who was returning from that dangerous place, San Francisco, was tied up in Immigration/Customs for almost two hours. No idea why the lines were crawling but something is going to have to improve before the Winter Olympics or there are going to be thousands of really unhappy people.
But I digress. After visiting the first store on Main Street, I headed off on foot up 20th in the direction of Kingsway. And this is what I saw adorning the fence tops along my route. Not on the cross streets, and not a block over. Something must have infected this street with a need for creature guardians.
Please note, I spared you the other four dwarves who were in a lot more shadow. Along with pineapples, more lions and other unidentifiable crowning elements. Snow White knew better than to be out in public.
Yarn Shops. Birkeland Bros Wool Ltd. is at 3573 Main Street. Not only do they have a wide variety of Canadian and Scandinavian yarns on hand, they have fibers and spinning wheels. And then there is the 100 year old huge carder still in the shop. You can see it from the front, the back and up close and personal. I would not put my fingers in there.
I also stopped at Burnaby Knitworks. She was having a storewide sale. A wide variety of yarns, mostly good solid choices were on the shelves. If I had anything planned (other than socks), I could have easily stocked up on Peer Gynt or Lannett. But I was good and didn’t buy anything.
At 0530 this morning I settled on Fluted Banister for my Barrister. The colour way is called Shades of Teal from Fly*Dyer if I am reading the label correctly. The sock is at that wonderful limp dick stage that is only obvious is you are knitting top down socks. Some times you really don’t want to wave it around at this point, It can really startle the uninitiated.
Our flight is fairly early in the morning. Vancouver -> Toronto -> Frankfurt.
I don’t think I sahll look at my in porgress top down socks in quite the same way again!