Woolly Minded and Beady Eyed

No that is not a description of how I feel (though have had the usual early winter cold/flu bug so have been a bit fuzzy!) but the name of the lovely new shop that has recently opened down the road from me where I have been going for Knit and Natter sessions.

I have always wanted to have a LYS (Local Yarn Shop) like all those fab US blogs do. We do have a stall in the local market that sells wool but Ellie and I were most excited when one of our local vacant shops became a wool and bead shop with added tea shop. Ellie has not had the chance to visit yet as had not opened before she left but she is home for a week next week so I will take her along.

Wool shop
Helen the shop's owner

Helen is a very lovely lady – very friendly and welcoming and she is running Knit and Natter sessions on Weds and Fridays from 1 – 3 pm. There is also a Yarn group that meet to knit one evening a month (second Thursday) 5-7pm – next meeting is 12th Nov.

As well as lots of lovely wool there are beads, patterns, gifts , bags, cards and knitting accessories.

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The pattern browsing area
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Very lovely Maggie's wool from Ireland
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Look at all that lovely stuff!

The tea shop does lovely food – soup, sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes, lots of fab cakes and very nice lattes served by Lydia, one of the friends I have made at Creative Textiles class!

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The tea shop with Lydia behind the counter

So if you are in the area the shop is on Westbourne Road, Huddersfield  (park round the back of the Croppers Inn pub). If you visit tell Helen you have been reading my blog!