Next we went to Sip and Knit in Maitland. They had the most adorable sheep out front and inside was nod different with sheep everywhere. There was a room of yarn, a room of patterns,books,accessories and a room where a few ladies were knitting and some yarn. Once again they had a lovely selection of things, a lot of Ella Rae, but nothing that would improve my stash. I did pick up Knit n Style and Elsebeth Lavold's Book 13.
There is a story to that. Once upon a time I bought the anniversary edition of Vogue Knitting and found this picture.
It is an ad for EL. there was no information about the sweater and I had to go to the EL site and search through the books and found it in the yet released Book 13. I have been googling constantly to find this book and need look no longer. it is mine!!
So stop 2 was pretty satisfying.
DH says there is one more place to go. This one he had no info about as he couldn't find a web site. it was KNIT! located in Longwood. We went in and there were two pleasant women who obviously knew one another quite well. We chit chatted and told them we were down from Boston. The owner mentioned she had just been as her grandchild lives up here, NEW grandchild, LOL. She thanked us for coming all the way to her shop when we told her DH had googled shops before we left and our woes of not finding yarn in Ireland. I felt obligated at this point and picked up a circular number 3 and then DH said ,"Did you see the Cherry Tree Hill?" and of course I had to get some, then I noticed the sign NEW COLORS over the TOFUtsies and had to get one, then DH found the NONI pattern and mentioned did I have the Best of Interweave Knits. So less than one hour before the store closes the Nice lady made a sizable sale.
She thanked us many times and the other woman showed us the Gator Scarf she was making and said how it would match her grandson's snowsuit. They were very nice and considering they were the third stop I am glad I saved my money til then.
Almost forgot, at the second LYS there was a big book sitting at the counter for purchase, it was nearly 1 1/2 inches thick. It was this book
I was afraid to buy it as I would then need to visit all the shops listed.