Last week our family took the train into Edinburgh for the day. While they were cosily occupied in The Beehive with hot chocolates, I scuttled around Grassmarket exploring. I peeked into Mr Wood’s Fossils where for a few pounds you can purchase something a few million years old! Do that bend your mind as it does mine?
Armstrong’s Vintage Emporium was great for a rummage. You really need a considerable amount of time to find something special in here. Alas, I did not have much of that. However, it was a pleasure simply to look.
And finally, I visited K1 Yarn Boutique, a great yarn shop with a select but excellent range of yarns. The yarns here were either Scottish yarns from the Shetlands and Orkneys or Fair Trade yarns from Peru.
I almost bought a range of Jamieson of Shetland for a yoked cardigan I am planning but they didn’t have quite the gradation of colours I was looking for. But I did buy two balls of K1’s Scappa Aran in a mossy green to make some gloves for my man who didn’t bring any with him.