December 04, 2014

A December Sunday in Mahone Bay

Even though we are always particularly busy at this time of year, we can never resist putting our chore list aside and driving to Mahone Bay for their annual Father Christmas Festival.

Always, always, the first stop in town is Have A Yarn and, lo and behold, inside the yarn store, there was Father Christmas himself. And how he suited the surrounds!

The baskets and bins were filled to the brim with lovely yarns.

I picked up some Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted. Angela  showed me a hat she is knitting with it - luscious stuff.  I'm going to use my skein to knit a hat as well.

There are always so many items on display that an hour of gazing, questioning, touching, and referencing can easily slip by. I find it most helpful to see the patterns done up. I often overlook those patterns whose photos are not particularly inspiring but when I see them knit up in the shop, I appreciate them so much more. And it showcases the yarns as well.
Gifts and gift ideas...
It may be dull and grey outside, but the shop is warm and inviting there is always a temptation to just settle in a chair and knit away!
Down the street, a piper Santa.
Another way to get around town...

Christmas Houses





1 comment:

Melissa said...

Some of my fondest Christmas memories are of small towns Christmas visits, each store personally decorated, and the true spirit of Christmas in the visits and conversations with the locals. Thank you of reminding me!