Monday, April 05, 2010

Road Trip: Part 1

Our trip started early in the morning, way before any stores were open. We took our sweet time (I drove the speed limit) to get to our first destination. Looking for a Bayview Avenue from Davis Street in Newmarket was a back and forth driving. Once we hit
Yonge street, we knew we had to turn around.We decided to go back, and if we hit Leslie, we had gone too far. Bayview street name changes somewhere and we didn't know it. Finally, we turned on another street and I said that it must be somewhere "here". So it was and we found our first destination,
Serenity Knits. The store had not opened yet, but the owner had just arrived and welcomed us in anyway. She went to walk the little puppy "Stitches" and let us take care of the store.

We started looking around, what a nice selection of yarns.I really liked the store, the owner was super nice, and she has
the friendliest smile.
I found Butterfly yarn, and bought enough to make a summer top. The colors are Forest and Haze.

I also bought fun needles that are called Swing Needles. I have to find out how those are used. Well, I found how to use them, when looking for the link.

After the fun experience in Serenity Knits, we headed towards our next goal, Unwind Yarn store.

Road Trip: Part 2

We headed towards the center of the town and found Unwind Yarn Store with ease.
Another nice store with a friendly lady helping us choose yarns. Unfortunately I was suddenly not in the mood. Rather, I was imagining what I could make with my Butterfly yarn that I had bought at Serenity Knits.

I had fun with the mirror, though, taking pictures of me.

It was Easter Saturday, and of course we met the bunny on the street near the Unwind store. He waved at us, but didn't talk. Don't Easter Bunnies talk?

Road Trip: Part 3

After Unwind Yarn store, we headed for lunch. My boss had recommended Cachet restaurant.
We sat in the patio, and enjoyed the warm weather. I had a hamburger, which was all beef, no frozen stuff neither. It was just way too delicious. Sherri had something with eggs (Benedict), and Carol had a very yummy looking salad. I was just too much in need for a hamburger, didn't even
look at the menu.

We chatted, watched people walking by, with kids, with dogs, and watched the water playing in the river that was near the restaurant. I took some pictures outside, and I must say that this
area was very nice.

After the tasty lunch, it was time to hit the next yarn store, which was in Unionville: Mary's Yarns.

Road Trip: Part 4

Our last yarn store was in Unionville: Mary's Yarns.
What a quaint store. We browsed in different rooms that were
set up more or less for type of yarns. There was even a room for "on sale, 50% off". And lots of buttons. The baby yarn room was quite imaginative.

I found Lang Merino Superwash, #239, yarn in that 50% off room. I got 12 skeins for $4.00 a skein. That was a steal. Oh, and the color is one of my favorites, very odd mustard yellow/green/brown something color. I am sure it has a name. I searched the web, no luck for that color (most likely discontinued, no wonder, it looks icky, but I love it).

I have to be careful with that yarn, it's superwash, and I don't have too many positive thoughts of superwash merino yarns. Zara was one of them, once you wash it, when wet, it stretches every which way and scares the living hell out of you (which is a good thing, hell escapes). However, after screaming and being worried, the fabric decides to return to its original shape. So, I have decided to wash my new sweater-to-do with this yarn and then dry it in the dryer, so I don't have to get worried. I dries nicely in a dryer. I've done it with Zara.

From Mary's yarns we headed for home, but stopped at Tim's first. It's a must.

Road Trip: Part 5

No road trip isn't perfect unless you visit Tim's at least once. Our last stop was there, and with the "Roll up the Rim" contest, we once again won "Please Play Again" or something like that.

After 153 klicks in total, I was at home and allowed myself to be extremely lazy for the rest of
the night.

What a great trip.