easily bruised, easily amused (swirliesgirl) wrote in snbniagara,
easily bruised, easily amused

wool and ipod cozy

hey gals!

where do you buy good wool around here? i've only been to wal-mart and lewis craft and i hate most of their wool. it's like fake wool, ya know? maybe 40% wool and 60% some other cheap material. i wanna see about that wool shop across the street from the beer store on thorold. have any of you been there? any good?

also, i'm gonna try to make an ipod cozy this week. it's for my friend andy. but i don't own an ipod, so i have no way to measure it. karissa - i know you have an ipod shuffle, but does kevin have an ipod? wonder if i could get the measurements of an ipod on their website and go from there?

oh and check out this article. it's pretty interesting: http://www.thetyee.ca/Life/2004/05/24/Knitting_is_Hot/

anyways, can't wait to knit wednesday! YAY!
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That article was great! It's funny that I didn't ever really think of it in a feminist/anti-feminist way before!? I just liked to knit because it's fun...

speaking of fun, I'm just about to email you guys + Lisa about Wednesday! Can't wait!

P.S. I'm so excited about S+B Niagara!
There's also a yarn shop on South Pelham in Fonthill in the plaza beside Mossimo's. They most carry imported yarns, all very beautiful, but the price point was about $10 a ball....which I consider a little pricey on my budget, but I like supporting small women owned shops, so it's worth it!

Haven't been into the shop on Thorold yet, but I've heard the same thing...that the prices are a smidgen higher than what you'd pay at Walmart, but the yarn is quality. Maybe I'll check it out on my lunch today.

I love working with wool, too. but all you can buy at most chains is yucky acrylic :( Although I have to say that Michael's has a pretty good selection.

And apparently there is a great shop in Niagara Falls! What about Frieda's on Queenston?

We should plan a yarn shop outting this summer!
$10 a ball isn't too bad, if they're good quality stuff i think. i went to the wool shop on thorold yesterday and oh man!! that place smells soooo grandma's basement-like, it's disgusting. i didn't find much there. they had a few nice balls of yarn that were $20!! i bought the same yarn in toronto for $10 and i thought that was pricy. also, i think the woman hated me from the moment i walked in. she was so rude to me.

is there a michael's in the niagara yet? erin and i will be in mississauga and brampton this weekend, so i'll see if she wants to go cause i know there's michael's there.

a yarn shopping outting this summer sounds like a great idea!!