Monday, April 14, 2008

My Day and the Birds

It was a stash excursion day today.
And there to greet me was this lovely gryphon - oh so reminiscent of my grumpy fellas at home.
I was inspired: it's spring, I'm in the city, let's find yarn et les oiseaux.

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My first stop was the always-inspirational Lettuce Knit. Inside I found a lovely array of squishy sock yarn (oh, the springy-ness of Jitterbug!), colourful Noro and tempting alpaca. But what this magpie left the store with was a couple skeins of Alchemy Silk Purse, in Copper (now, believe me, I did try my best to venture outside my colour-comfort zone. But I just couldn't believe that I'd look better in Dragon than Copper. Though the name was quite charming).

Then I moseyed on over to the Royal Ontario Museum, where I hazarded the allegedly perilous and dizziness-inducing Crystal to no ill effects.
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I also saw me some arts, including this beautiful example of medieval European ivory carving,

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and a few more birds!
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Strolling along, I caught these ones feasting on the apparent deliciousness of April lawn.

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After a yarn-break, I made it out to the The Knit Cafe.
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I'd never visited this ambrosial place before, but it was well worth the trip down Queen Street. The wonderousness of sipping a prefect latte and scarfing a sweet treat while perusing yarn is not to be underestimated. I want one of these at home.
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I left with a large bag full of Burly Spun and Handmaiden. Could the day get better?
I've petted yarn, and satisfied the tactile sense.
I've eaten ginger snaps, and satiated the flavourful sense.
I've viewed lovely artifacts, and entertained the ocular sense.
I've even heard the birds bringing in spring, and delighted the aural sense.
What's left?
Ohhh yeah.
Lush.

For the uninitiated, Lush is a wondrous place, a place you can smell from across the street; a place where vanilla and glitter and mango and shea butter combine in a glorious outpouring of toiletry-delight.
One embarrassingly large bill later, and I was off home.

And, one last bird pictured snagged too.
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This one courtesy of Various and Sundry, on Etsy.

5 comments:

Kai said...

Sounds (and looks!) like you had a brilliant day! :) Squishy, yummy yarn.. nice!

Lush was one of my favouritests of places to shop when I was in the UK. Haven't found any in Germany though :(

Sally said...

It's good to hear you also appreciate Lush; I've been a total addict for several years now. I keep all my yarn in old Lush boxes so it smells fragrant =D

Saliekat xx

soknitpicky said...

What a perfect day!

Team Knit ! said...

I'm glad you had a great day in TO! Looks like the weather was perfect for you. Lush is brilliant, isn't it? I am addicted to their face scrub, Angels on Bare Skin. You've got to try it.

- Julie

Hilary said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! I love all the photos.