Hello, friends! I am blogging from Cleveland, Ohio, where I am attending my first National Needlearts Association (TNNA) conference. Exciting!
My navigation system said the drive from Cobourg was only 5.75 hours without stops—not bad. And it was a good day for a drive, with sunshine and clear skies the whole way. Since I had the whole day, I used Ravelry's new Road Trip feature, which lists all yarn stores between a traveller's starting and ending points. There were 33 of them within 5 miles off my route! Amazing! There was only one I knew I definitely wanted to stop at: The Knitting Loft, which recently opened in North York and which I'd heard great things about from some of my customers.
I was in love with the store as soon as I walked in, and meeting Maria, one of the four principals in the venture, sealed the deal. What a sweetheart! A knitting cafe, the store has a comfy seating area for knitters and offers a large selection of tasty beverages. But the yarn selection—that's what was most amazing! Walls and walls of beautiful, mostly hand-dyed, natural yarns. And then there was a lower level full of more yarn!
Looking at the Knitting Loft's website gave me more reason to love this store. The owners set out their purpose: sharing the meditative and therapeutic qualities of knitting with others. We have this purpose in common!
If you're ever in north Toronto, the Knitting Loft is definitely worth a visit. Of course, I always want you to come back to Yarn It! But I'm happy to share my wonderful customers with other fantastic stores. :)
Happy knitting! I'll blog about the conference in the coming days!
Knitting road trips are the best! Have fun and look forward to your updates.
June 20, 2019
kat rodenas says...
I love that you’re blogging about this trip. Feels like we all get to go with you this way. I think there may need to be a bus in Yarn It’s future!
Colleen McLellan says...
I always make a point stopping in when I’m in Toronto for medical appointments, my down time to relax before hitting the highway. So beautiful and just to dream lol