A sane person would assume that a knitter going on a Caribbean cruise vacation might bring home some rum cake. (I did.) Or some jewelry. (I didn't.) But in all likelihood, she would not be bringing home any yarn.
Well, be prepared for the insane. While wandering around St. George in Bermuda I happened to spy this little sign.
Oh yes. I just happened to stumble across a yarn store in Bermuda. What are the chances of that? Well, if you are obsessed with yarn, I guess the chances are pretty good!
It was a cute little store. Fairly small by New England yarn store standards but pretty big for a tropical island. In addition to all the yarn, they had a small but nice selection of cross-stitch kits, which was the perfect gift for my mom. Since she retired she's been cross-stitching and embroidering for a few hours a day. (Maybe I should teach her to knit??)
Anyway, the owner of Needles Etc. was friendly and very helpful. I was pretty excited when she told me that they get their yarn from England! That quickly faded when I looked around to see the only brand they carry is Patons. Don't get me wrong, I like Patons yarn. I've used it often, like for that gray sweater, and I have quite a bit more set aside for other projects. But I can buy Patons in any of the Big Box Craft Stores here at home. I guess I was hoping for something a bit more exotic and hard to come by.
Don't worry, I did find some yarn that was just calling out to come home with me!
Three skeins of Patons diploma Gold. It's a wool, acrylic, nylon blend and DK weight. I think it will be perfect for a pair of color-work socks. Leave it to me to find wool sock yarn in Bermuda!