I am lucky to live in such a beautiful country as Canada. This summer I had the pleasure of visiting Vancouver for a week. Everytime I travel I enjoy checking out the yarn stores in the area. Vancouver has many terrific yarn stores and I was fortunate to visit almost all of them! One place I really wanted to visit was the Sweet Georgia Yarns Studio (110-408 East Kent Avenue South) as I am a big fan of this line of yarn and I also like to support the Canadian yarn designers. In this studio they hand-dye yarn and spinning fibres. Most of the yarn stores I visited carry some of the Sweet Georgia lines but in the studio they carried the different bases. This studio is located in the middle of an industrial area and was a bit of drive from downtown Vancouver.
When I entered the Studio there was a shopping area with many of the bases. The colours were amazing to see in person. I did want to buy a sweater’s worth of one of the yarns I saw but it was explained to me that most of the skeins available were in different dye lots. I was told that sometimes they have enough in the back to sell of one dye lot but that was not the case on the day I was there. I am definitely glad I went because there is a difference between seeing the colours and touching the yarn in person. I did come away with a couple different skeins. It was definitely worth the visit and I recommend stopping by there if you are ever in Vancouver.