I thought I was going to miss it all. Thanks to an eventful weekend, I didn’t go to the most fun part of the Grand Opening at Dartmouth Yarns. The only way to make it was to go there Friday evening and take my children along. A number of small bribes were discussed to ensure ‘good behaviour’ in the store so I could take some pictures. While I kept one eye on the kids, with the other I spied:
Knitters and Kate with a pile of swatches.
A bunch of looong hanks.
Some more yarns by Louisa Harding. I think it’s just the display and the colours that looked so pretty to me.
If you wonder how it was at all possible to take pictures in a small yarn store full with knitters while having to watch these two? The answer is crackers, cheese, and grapes, known as ‘refreshments’ in a business world, or most commonly referred to as ‘treats’ if you are a kid in the yarn store.
Speaking of food, it’s not that often seen in a yarn store, but there it was.
I was looking for a perfect off-white or cream yarn for a knitted gift and tried to buy some time by letting my 5 year-old use a camera. It was fun to see her hunting for interesting objects and making props but it didn’t last long. Here is my favourite picture.
After that we had to leave and go to a ship-shaped playground on the waterfront even though it was getting late. Otherwise, I would totally miss a perfect, warm, and quiet evening when the sun goes down and everything looks golden and unreal.
But I didn’t.
If you live in Halifax — there are things across the bridge that you might be missing.