Who could resist the wonderful colours? Certainly not me: when I’m away and visiting a market or strolling through a new town, I always search out the wool shops, the haberdasheries, the fabric stores and the market stalls. Oh, and the fruit and vegetable stalls.
And I’ve just remembered that in September in Fanoe they have a whole knitting festival! (One day my friend?? you know who you are…..). Plus they have several yarn stores on the island, of which Christel Sayfarth’s (see photo below) provided the most glorious of colours and designs (way beyond my ability though…).
There’s always the temptation to buy, but it’s the overall effect that is so stunning, and somehow buying just one or two colours would be like choosing just one (or two) colours from the rainbow: it would miss the point. Though as Malcolm would confirm, that rarely stops me.