Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blogging in between vacations

I just got back from four days in Kingston, Ontario, where I was visiting friends. The fiber-related part of the vacation was a visit to the very charming Rose Haven Farm Store in Picton, the largest town in Prince Edward County (not "Island") which is a large peninsula between Toronto and Kingston.

When I asked for the most local yarn in the shop, the owner pointed to this grey wool

saying "That is from my sheep. In fact, it's the sheep on the left on that card." So I bought the card, too, as well as a hank of very soft alpaca from a farm near Kingston.

I loved "the County," as they call it up there. It was beautiful and green, with lovely farms, all against the blue, blue backdrop of Lake Ontario.

And now I'm off to another agricultural wonderland, with a blue watery backdrop: Santa Cruz County. Ah, summertime.


Alison said...

I love it when you can have a very personal animal to yarn relationship. At Lambtown last year I bought some yarn from an alpaca named Fernando...well I bought it from Fernando's know what I mean.

Maven said...

Great blog. You should update more often! Love the fact you seek out the "local stuff" when you travel.

I've given your blog a "thumbs up" and got it listed on StumbleUpon, so other folks can hopefully surf on in and enjoy your blog.