Thursday, June 9, 2011
A small but mighty yarn shop
Attention all yarnistas in the Okanagan Valley or those of you travelling through this area, there is a great little yarn shop in Falkland, B.C. Falkland is a a small village located on Highway 97N between Vernon and Kamloops.It's about a 15-20 minute drive from Vernon-no biggie! Kelly and her husband Jamie own the Falkland General Store and in this store is a yarn shop-Nee Nee Girl's Yarn Shop.Now this shop has lots of really nice yarns and fibres, great books and some really nice knitting stuff...Lantern Moon needles and bags, sheep mugs from Ireland,Noro, Fleece Artist, Regia sock yarns Amy Butler organic cotton...etc as well as other assorted crafting materials.Kelly is a super knitter (of course) and the stock she has chosen is lovely. As most the staff are knitters, everyone is really helpful, friendly and quite enthusiastic. It is such a pretty drive up through the valley.Throw in a picnic lunch or have lunch out, it's a nice mini road trip!
I forgot to take any pictures in Falkland, but here is a shot of an old barn enroute. I love old barns, the windows in this one are great and are still intact.
I have calculated there are 213 pattern repeats for the knitted- on edging of the Girasole. Sometimes it is better not to know all these things!Despite my counting and sighing it is progressing well.The end is in sight!