Just to fill in the last gap of my yarn-travels...
After visiting the Southwest, we headed Northeast over to Montreal. It was still warm, though, just a lot more humid. There, I was able to visit Mouliné, a really lovely yarn shop near a string of cute cafes and across the street from an antique shop with a great collection of vintage magazines!
This shop was tended by a very knowledgeable shop owner who noted yarns that were discontinued and/or unavailable for re-stocking when I mentioned that I was looking for yarn for an upcoming design. Here are a couple of shop photos:
I realized that Montreal had a lot of fiber-arts going on when the listing on Ravelry for local yarn shops was filled with over 15 entries. Yep, evidence in yarn-bombing is a pretty good indicator.
But the ultimate sign that Montreal was A-okay with knitting was this...
|Microbrewery: Du Lac St.Jean's Tante Tricotante
That's right: beer. When there's a beer with a knitting-theme you can sigh a breathe of relief. You are welcome here.