Visiting Ye Olde Faversham and a Rainbow Knit

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This weekend the warm weather made a pleasant change from the recent snow and chills. On Sunday we had a trip to Faversham in Kent for my husband’s birthday treat. He and our son went on a tour of the Shepherd Neame Brewery, whilst I relaxed in a nearby coffee shop then took a stroll around the town.


Parts of Faversham are very old, 14th Century Pub, The Sun Inn, we ended up here later for lunch, yum!.  The Colonades in Market Square (lovely market in the week apparently, but very quiet on a Sunday).

There’s a wonderful looking yarn shop – unfortunately for me, closed that day for private workshops – a good excuse to go back another day. The Yarn Depository is housed in The Old Pharmacy, built in 1240.

yarndiposfaversham   pharmacyfaversham

Much of the town isn’t as attractive, but I think I saw some of the best bits!

On returning home I cast on a new project. I am supposed to be completing WIPs but I am allowed a few new ones – and this is actually an attack on my stash so it counts towards ‘tidying and sorting’ my yarn.

It’s difficult to see here but these are sleeves for a baby dress and the green will be part of the body of the dress.  Watch this space! Adriafil Knitcol knits in stripes ‘like a rainbow’.  Rico Baby Classic is one of my ‘go to’ yarns for many a baby project. Anyone here also knitting rainbows?

The beginning of ‘a rainbow’

10 thoughts on “Visiting Ye Olde Faversham and a Rainbow Knit

    ReginaMary said:
    March 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Nothing drives me crazier than finding a yarn shop while exploring a new town, only to find it closed. It happens more times than not. Did you get to return or is it too far for a weekday drive?

      tinaor responded:
      March 27, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Luckily I was forewarned about the yarn shop this time – and the workshops were running at times that just weren’t convenient to join in – sadly – what a fab day that could have been, my boys enjoying the beer, me enjoying the wool! I have only ever been to the town once before and on that occasion I discovered the yarn shop and it WAS closed for a whole week’s holiday. One day soon I shall go back and actually get inside to shop (and it’s only and hour away by car)!

    Fred the Needle said:
    March 27, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    What a lovely spot, I hate it when yarn shops are closed! But the wool you have chosen looks gorgeous.

      tinaor responded:
      March 28, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Thank you – I love the colours , just hoping it’s not too garish for the mum to put her baby in!

      tinaor responded:
      April 11, 2018 at 7:39 am

      Thank you. It’s slow progress due to a hand issue but it sure is pretty!

    saltwaterhillknits said:
    March 27, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Sounds like a lovely — and delicious — day. And how nice to have a reason to return when the yarn shop is open! Love the beginning of the rainbow and look forward to seeing it grow.

      tinaor responded:
      March 28, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Thank you.

    tierneycreates said:
    March 30, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    That looks like a wonderful way to spend a Sunday! (Not very thoughtful of them though to have the yarn shop closed!) 🙂

      tinaor responded:
      April 11, 2018 at 7:38 am

      I thought that – I was hoping if I looked forlornly through the window they might take pity on me and let me in. It didn’t work, ha ha!

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