March 26, 2011

The Beaucoups Go Roving

We had a few things to do in the Annapolis Valley today. After taking care of business, we drove around a bit, exploring the area to the north of Kentville and Wolfville. We were struck this time with the number of new housing developments throughout the area. It seemed as though every glance out the car window to the right or to the left revealed a new street winding off a main road and leading to a further maze of beautiful new homes. And as attractive as many are, I can understand why the local farmers are concerned about the disappearance of agricultural land.
After running our errands, and having a lunch of lobster linguine at the Blomidon Inn, we went to Gaspereau Valley Fibres.

It was such a cold, blustery, early spring day that we were more than happy to step into the shop with a wood fire burning in the stove.

Since I am in a State of Virtue and still knitting from my yarn drawer instead of buying new wool, I left the store with only roving for Movita, who purchased mostly neutral tones for her needle felting when she was there last. Everyone at the shop is always so helpful. Today, I learned how to take two shades of roving and comb or brush them together to make a new, solid shade. Thus the orchid pink and soft, pale melon can be combined to make just about the perfect color for a pig!

I've said it before and I'll say it again: We are so fortunate in this small province of Nova Scotia to have so many great yarn shops with a truly impressive inventory of  good quality yarns, fibres, books, tools and accessories.