|Buttons & Needlework Boutique, Victoria|
|Patterns by Brooklyn Tweed & Knitbot|
|A good variety of yarns|
|Many stitching samples. I just love this pillow.|
|A wall of embroidery yarn by Appleton|
I stocked up on buttons for several planned cardigans that I hope to do this year. It was very hard to choose as they had such a wide variety.
Then it was off to the Beehive Wool Shop.
|Beehive Wool Shop, Victoria|
This shop is excellent for many reasons. First off they have many knitted samples of popular patterns. I don't know about you but I love to see how different yarn knits up before deciding which yarn I will invest in. Secondly, the variety of yarn in all the different bases is one of the best I have seen. I also really like that they featured many Canadian dyers such as Sweet Georgia Yarns, Sweet Fiber Yarns and Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts, just to name a few. The sales staff was very knowledgeable and willing to answer my questions, but also let me browse as long as I liked.
As soon as you walk in the door you see this stunning display using a variety of yarns. (By the way if anyone reading this wants to know a particular pattern's name I have that information!)
The yarn variety was wonderful:
Sweet Fiber Sweet Sock
|Sweet Georgia Silk Mist and Shibui Silk Cloud|
|Sweet Georgia Cashsilk Lace|
|Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts|
|Well stocked Brooklyn Tweed Loft & Shelter yarn|
This shawl was one of my favourite samples. It is a modified version of Viajante using only two skeins of Sweet Fiber Super Sweet Sock. I would love a cardigan knit in this colour...it was beautiful.
|Viajante in Sweet Fiber Sweet Sock in Verve|
And then to top off my shopping experience, when I was paying for my purchases, I spotted the Brooklyn Tweed Winter '14 Trunk Show. These are all the knitted samples from the beautiful Brooklyn Tweed Winter '14 LookBook, including the beautiful Channel Cardigan by Jared Flood.
|Brooklyn Tweed Samples including the Channel Cardigan in Hayloft|
It was a wonderful day and if you have never had the chance to visit Victoria I would highly recommend it. There is so much to see and do including Butchart Gardens, another favourite place of mine.
Good-bye Victoria I hope to see you soon.