1. My 1st. Café Knitting Post: Holidays & Yarn Stores in Nova Scotia.

Yarn stores from Coast to Coast

Yarn stores from the East coast to the West coast. First it was the (Wool’n Tart) in Wolfville on the West coast. Then I found myself on the East coast in Mahone Bay and at another yarn store (Have a Yarn)  where I found more yarn. Then on my last day before leaving Nova Scotia I was lucky enough to find (The Mariner’s Daughter) and you guessed it, I bought MORE Yarn!

(The Wool’n Tart) in Wolfville

The Wool’n Tart is also a coffee shop with delicious tarts according to my husband, I’m afraid I was busy looking at yarn. I bought two skeins of sock weight: #2909, 80% SW Merino wool & 20% Nylon at 345 meters/115 grams, 3-3.5 mm needle, 26 sts./4 inch and yes! machine washable. This yarn makes me think of the ocean, the colour attracted my eye right away. That’s when I decided this yarn would be for the shawl (Hitchhiker) by Martina Behm.

 

http://minevillewoolproject.com/about/

(Have a Yarn) of Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay is a beautiful little village and it was fun to pop into (Have a Yarn). This yarn is from the Mineville Wool Project single DK, 100% Merino, 200 m, 100 grams, 4 mm needles at 22 sts/4 inch and is dyed in Nova Scotia and called Moody Sky. I have not decided yet what to do with this variegated yarn.

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http://www.haveayarn.ca

(The Mariner’s Daughter) in Lunenburg

At the very end of our holiday I found the (Mariner’s Daughter) and I wasn’t disappointed because I found some yarn that was dyed in New Brunswick. As you can see this yarn is intended for a beautiful shawl (Filigreen shawl) by Andrea Jurgrau.  80/20 sock yarn, 80% superwash Merino & 20% Nylon, 100 grams and 365 yards and it’s called sunburnt lobster.

http://www.lichenandlace.com

& Some Interesting Places along the way

 

From French soldiers to the famous light house at Peggy’s Cove and a Balancing rock on Digby’s Neck.

Our foggy day at the beach, Fort Louisbourg a National Historic Site, beautiful sunsets to the picturesque fishing village at Peggy’s Cove.

A great day at the beach, mountains of delicious seafood chowder, solitary lighthouses that dot the coastline to a segment of the Berlin wall in Lunenburg.

Fun yarn cupcakes, inside the Wool’n Tart and a yarn crab.

I could go on, I took so many pictures while in Nova Scotia, but I did find a unique find in the form of a brand new tartan by a lady in Annapolis Royal. She designed this tartan herself and had it registered with the Scottish registry of tartans, and quite frankly I think it’s beautiful. The designer is Kimberly Gunn. She created this tartan in 2017 and names it Annapolis Royal.

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The many Tartans’ of Nova Scotia. Oddly enough I found it difficult to find any sign of tartans in Nova Scotia and when I asked a lady why this was so, her only answer was that the tartan was not fashionable at the time. WHAT! not fashionable, toss fashion the Tartan is just plain cool especially when wore as a kilt.

Imagine all that you could make with all this Tartan!

Question:

Are you like me! do you spend time fabric and yarn shopping while on holiday?

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One last note: we ran into a fellow who has his own clothing line dedicated to mental health awareness, called FOG OFF clothing CO. You can find them on FB, Twitter and Instagram.

http://www.fogoffclothing.co

This is my own personal T shirt and it is supper soft.

Thank you for reading my Blog and feel free to leave any comments.

 

 

 

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