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Bristol and Bath, April 2017

I haven’t done much photography for a while and have mostly relied on my phone for a while. I considered buying a new camera but I also did not want to be carrying a bulky camera around. I have a Canon Powershot G16 that I bought for research so I decided I would take it on my recent trip to Bristol, UK, for a conference. It would be a test of sorts to see if I really needed a new camera. I have to say I am quite happy with the results I got!

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Bristol 2017

Souvenir yarn at Bath, UK

I was recently at Bristol, UK, attending a conference and of course I had to check out the local yarn scene. After some online searching, it seemed that the place to go was Bath, just a quick train ride away. So before the conference started, I hopped on the train and took off to Bath. Since I was a bit early, I combined my love of yarn with coffee and went to one of the prominent specialty coffee shops in Bath – Colonna & Small. It was definitely worth a visit – the space was beautiful, with lots of natural light streaming in through the skylights. The staff was knowledgeable and willing to talk at length about the properties and flavour profiles of the range of coffees they had available that day. I was very pleased.

After my coffee, I walked up the street to find the shop I was looking for: A Yarn Story. The place was small but cheerful and I could see that knit nights there must be very enjoyable. I chatted with the owner for a while, she had been at the recent Edinburgh Yarn Festival and we talked about that and some of the British yarn dyers and designers that I knew about and the podcasters I followed from Canada.

I was happy that the stock of La Bien Aimee yarn was a bit low.

From left to right: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles in Driftwood Graffiti, Walcot Yarns Opus in natural grey, and The Walk Collection Delicate Merino in Blush colourway

 

I’m hoping to use some of these for the Shawl Society this year!