On our way to the Falls I had the brilliant idea that yarn shops deserve a sign just as much as museums, wineries and other tourist attractions, don't you think? It would make locating them so much easier. Did you know that Niagara Falls doesn't have a yarn shop?? Very disappointing but not surprising. Here is one of the not at all disappointing reasons we drove there:
I think I took a hundred pictures...
Then this morning off to Romni - very exciting! It got less and less so when we were stuck in a traffic jam from hell just before Toronto and then I missed the correct exit (of course). To make a long story short: around 10.45 we arrived to look for a suitable parking space. All we could find was one for an hour - which, as any yarn addict can confirm, is not enough for a thorough perusal of a large yarn store. To be honest: at that point I didn't give a damn about a possible parking ticket.
Isn't this heaven? At least that's how I picture it. And lots and lots of cones in the basement. I am almost embarrassed to tell you what I actually bought. Being overwhelmed by all this choice I decided to stick with yarn I knew I wanted, and, of course, being on a budget didn't make it easier.
This is it. Two balls of the new "Regia silk" for a pair of socks and three "Noro Kureyon" Color 146 - a possible scarf for me. I know, know....it could have been so much more! Too bad that the shop is so far away, I would go there all the time.
This is my Mom after shopping at Romni, which is located at 658 Queen St West and not at all hard to find - even I could manage it.