I Dig Toronto

What can I say? Toronto is, of course, great. The past two nights after I was done with my conference sessions, I just walked, and walked and walked. One of the things I love about living in Minneapolis is how you can just walk for miles and never run out of things to see and do, but I never really do that anymore since I always have the boys with me. While we walk back home, it’s never the “wandering, stop in wherever you want” kind.

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So that’s what I’ve been doing. Meandering, stopping, browsing, all over the city. Heck, I even shopped. I found Lush, which I’ve been eyeing online but never ordered and got some nice treats there. I’ve mostly been wandering through the Fashion District, I think it’s called. Interesting people and places. Tons of crazy fabric shops, independent clothing designers, and unique people and places to eat. A posh shop with $200 dresses right next to a run down used book store with dusty old knicknacks in the window. All the things I love about a city, and I actually have some time to enjoy it.

I even bought clothes for myself. I found a lovely boutique called The Fresh Collective which is full of hand made clothing that is so incredibly cute, stuff I hope to learn to make myself someday. I bought a silkscreened hoodie from Cathy Peng and a lovely jacket from The Candi Factory. I even bought myself a newsboy hat since I forgot my hat and it’s chilly here. I can’t decide if I look really cute in it or really goofy, but at least it’s warm. Sorry, no picture of me in the hat!

Of course, there is yarn. I made it to Romni Wools today.

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The place is flippin’ huge, that’s all I can say. Just about every yarn in existence is here, in a billion stacked up bins all over the place, in every nook and cranny. I stuck to my “only buy yarn I can’t get at home rule and bought some Fleece Artist, laceweight and a silk/wool blend. Pics later as my batteries are dead.

Tomorrow I will head over to Lettuce Knit and wander some more around Kensington and Chinatown. Tonight, I have a date with the Swallowtail shawl.

Finally, a picture for Little Man and Knittybaby, who as of last night’s phone call were enjoying pizza and staying up late with the Skeptic, Grandma and Grandpa. I miss them terribly but as I figured, they’re all just fine without Mommy for a few days.

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Cows and a piano stuck to a building:-) I need to get a better, non blurry one tomorrow.

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12 responses to “I Dig Toronto

  1. OOOH I LOVE TORONTO! i usually go up there once a year to visit my family. (i have like 50 relatives up there!) isn’t romni wools huge???? my family only gave me ONE hour to look around in there. i wanted to die!!

    I spent half my childhood in Chinatown. hahaha. lots of good eats there. 🙂 you should see some of the sights if you can…CN Tower, Eaton Center, etc and all that good stuff. 🙂 it’s pretty cool!

  2. That last picture is crazy! I love it!! I’m glad you’re having fun – and especially that you’re sharing it with us! I must make it to Toronto…

  3. love toronto — have a great weekend!

  4. I’m glad you’re having a good time!

  5. What a fabulous time you are having! That is wonderful that you were able to go to Toronto fo business and pleasure:) Can’t wait to see what fibery goodness you picked up on your trip.

    Glad you are having fun:)

  6. What fun! Wish I could have tagged along. Don’t you love that “walking around without the kids” thing?

  7. Your SP10

    I’m glad to hear that you’re having a good time! I haven’t made it to Toronto (yet) myself, but it looks like a fun place.

  8. Sarah

    Oh, it sounds like you’re having a wonderful time in Toronto! I wish I could have come, too. It sounds like a real, live vacation. You’ll have to tell us all how Lettuce Knit turns out.

  9. Glad your having (had, not sure if your home yet) a good time!!

    I need to go to that yarn store one day!!!

  10. What fun! Glad you are out having a good time.

  11. Glad you are a having a great time, you do forget what it is like to shop without kids.

  12. Glad that you are having such a good time. I loved you pictures of your yarn haul. It must have been like christmas opening that parcel.

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