Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Winter and wool and pom-pom's to be!
Woo-hoo! I found a ball of wool in the Salvo's at Marrickville Road strip shops today. Yesterday I popped into one discount store, one thrift store and two fabric shops on Marrickville and Illawarra Roads and was unable to source that which we need to make pom-poms - a ball of wool please!
Today at the Salvo's I also bought a winter wooly hat for each of the boys, $2 a beanie - there were quite a few cute and warm winter hats for little ones.
I chatted to a friendly shop owner who runs one of the fabric stores on Marrickville Road and she was telling me that there used to be a wool shop on the Marrickville Road strip - but it had closed down. Turns out - fabric stores don't sell wool. They are purists, which is fine and I can understand. I've been known to be a purist about some of my passions too. It's just that I thought a fabric store might sell a few balls of wool and basic knitting needs. Anyhooo... the shop owner is thinking of starting to sell just that - basic knitting needs - as she agreed that she has loads of folk looking for wool!
So more on the pom-pom, once we've made it...