After our coffees, I said I’d like to go to Waterstones because since Borders closed I have missed just going into a bookshop and looking at all the lovely books. I did look in all the charity shops the other week with Mel, but NEW books are just so much shinier! I hadn’t intended to buy anything (ahem, cough), but the 3 for 2 ended up tempting me yet again. The two books for me were a new Kelley Armstrong – Tales of the Otherworld, and Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo. The latter just attracted me because it was something quite different to what I usually read.
Then Colin wanted to go down to Field and Trek so we headed down along The Rows on Bridge Street. I almost fell over a new yarn shop next to Oxfam. It is a branch of RKM wools of Shrewsbury. They already have a stall in the indoor market but have opened a two storey shop on the rows. I may not have gone in, because being a yarn snob I was not attracted by the acrylic yarns they have on the lower floor where you enter the shop. But the lady said there was more upstairs so I had to go and at least look. The yarns up here were better, they even had some Noro and Mirasol yarns. It was bright and airy with a nice leather couch to sit and knit if you wished. I bought a ball of Lana Grossa sock yarn with longish colour transitions to have a go at the entrelac socks that Mimi made a few months ago.
Yarn and books – the perfect shopping trip?