Edinburgh

At the end of May to celebrate a mixture of finishing exams, our two year anniversary and a great Ryanair deal the boyfriend and I jetted off to Edinburgh for a few days.

Edinburgh was fab, I could rant and rave all day and night about how beautiful a city it is and how much fun we had there, but I will limit it to yarn related matters.

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I had debated for a long time before leaving if I should bring a project with me, right up to the last minute in fact. In the end I decided not to, and while I didn’t regret it, we had plenty to do and see, I was still a little sad I had no yarn to play with while there. We also had real active wifi and my list of yarn shops and their directions was very vague. I had heard a lot about K1 Yarns in Edinburgh,  and it was very close to where we were staying – but for some reason, when we went to visit it it was closed!

I magically found some open wifi and searched for a yarn shop in Edinburgh and came across the McAree Brother’s which was about a 20 minute walk from us, but I was only delighted to go.

I honestly don’t think I’ve every bought as much yarn in one go as I did that weekend, I was very excited to finally try some Regia Sock Yarn that I’ve heard nothing but good things about.

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On the right of this picture is a lovely colourway of Regia Ombre Stripe. It’s a lovely blue, green and pink stripe sequence. I never got a picture of it on its own, at lets just say it’s too late now!

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An impulsive find would have been the Knitglobal yarn I bought. I vaguely recognised the name when I picked it up and it was about £6-7.  I was delighted with it at the time, and loved squishing it BUT I’ve since wound it and found it to be much more variegated than I first thought. Not that that’s necessarily a problem but it does complicate finding a pattern that suits it.

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The boyfriend picked out this lovely yarn for himself, hopefully I’ll make it into a pair of socks for Christmas for him.

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The final day, I had some money left over and made another trip back and bought two more balls of Regia Ombre Stripe. One my first visit I was trying to pick between these two colours, so I was glad to get back and get another two balls.

So despite originally being upset not getting to visit the much anticipated K1 Yarns (which I didn’t realise until I was outside that it means Knit 1), I still managed to get some nice goodies on my trip!

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About snailishknits

22 years old. Knits, crochets, and pretends to sew. Lives in Dublin, Ireland.
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