... has been exciting! For a crocheter, knitter or any kind of yarny-type that is. Why? Because I live in desert country (well, no, not 100%, but let's just go with it), and haven't been able to find a decent yarn shop. That is until NOW. I read about this place on a Ravelry forum (SaudiStitchers) and thought "That's great, but it won't have really good stuff, I'm sure". Up until now, any yarn that I've bought here has been cheap, sometimes scratchy acryllics or some nice, one-off skeins in very limited colours. I finally made it to the shop (Nowari in Hera Mall, near gate 2 for any Jeddah yarnies) I'd heard about and was in awe. Ma sha Allah. It's a small place but jam-packed with yarny goodness in all sorts of colours and fibres and any other tools one might need (for all sorts of yarny habits). I'm so glad I could get some thick cotton for a baby blanket.
There's a little shop right behind it too where I got a couple of buttons for the wraps.
So today, I will finish off atleast one long-standing work-in-progress in sha Allah and start on some of this cotton before I let the weekend sweep me away!
And that accidental yarn?
It's Debbie Bliss pure cotton aran in Sage.
A gift that was so beautifully appreciated. Isn't it just amazing when a recipient really likes a gift that you've made? That pattern for the hat is here.
As always, there are lots of creative spaces but this is the last one for 2010 at Kootoyoo! Thank you Kirsty for being a great hostess!