Today I decided to take a little road trip to the town of Okotoks, Alberta
, a short distance south of Calgary. Fun word to say. Okotoks. It's a nice place with a view of the mountains. I did some sightseeing and ate some excellent homemade, greasy French fries, made just the way I like them at Mr. Spud Cafe
. Of course, every trip requires a visit to a yarn store if there is one. I found Shuttleworks, Ltd.
outside the city in a rural area where highways 2 and 2A meet.
The store is located in a large building attached to a house.
They cater to knitters, crocheters, but even more, to spinners and weavers. They have a lot of yarn from Brown Sheep
, the only Brown Sheep yarn I've seen since arriving in Canada. I don't think that I saw this much variety in shops in Denver. I was good and resisted all yarns, but what tempted me the most were cones of Shetland-style 2-ply fingering yarn from Harrisville
. I thought that the price of $23.00 for an 8-ounce cone was quite good. There were lots of books, needles, hooks and dyes.
There was lots of equipment for spinners. I don't know much about spinning but it appeared to me that there was quite a bit of variety. I saw some very fine gauge cottons that weavers would like.
All in all it was a nice shop and Okotoks is a pleasant, quiet little city.
My husband and I spent a night there in 2004 on our way home from a travel trailer trip to Alaska. Very peaceful little place as I remember. Missed the yarn shop if it was there then.
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