Springwools, Walkinstown, Dublin
I went here one saturday on the way to a friends house. It's quite a big shop and they stock many different brands of yarn, Noro, Debbie Bliss, Sublime, Patons, Sidar, Rowan, Kilcarra, lots of books and patterns and even some stuff for felting. So a great selection of stuff. I got enough yarn to knit tempting from knitty. It's Sublime merino silk cashmere aran in a lovely light brown colour, it's soft with a nice sheen. I also got 2 balls of multicoloured Regia sock wool to start my first pair of socks. Then I spotted some Kilcarra irish tweed in this great green colour. I got three balls and hope to make it into a felted bag. The service wasn't great in this shop, they are pretty old school and not so helpful to a new enough knitter like myself. I had wanted some cotton for a summer top and had the requirements from a pattern written down but as the wool was english and the pattern american I couldn't work out how much I needed. I asked the lady for some help and she was quite rude to me. She could have just told me to buy more than I needed, helping her sales but instead she left me not wanting to go back to this shop. It's a pity really.
April 3, 2008 at 1:28 PM