Hello, knitting friends!
I've been lurking a while and I think it's okay to ask you guys for help: I live in France but I'm going to be in London and Cambridge next week vacationning. My budget is very small but I can't pass up the opportunity to at least go gape in wonder at English yarns, so I though I'd ask you for great yarn shops addresses in these areas, if you have them...
I can (and will) use both Google and the Yellow Pages, obviously, but you know how it is, personal recommendations - possibly with caveats about prices or the staff or any kind of detail you have - are so much better.
I also have a second question (I'm full of them!) about cashmere. I have 260 yards of approx. DK weight cashmere that I am not sure how to use. I've never knitted cashmere before (this came from a great Ebay sale, I wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise) and though I tried the Knitty "Branching Out" lace scarf with it, it looked like it was way too floppy for lace. I wonder if cashmere can be felted? Supposedly all animal fibers can, can't they? Is it a waste of softest-ever yarn, or would it produce the softest-ever felted fabric? So, anyway, this is a vague call for help, I know, but. I thoguht I'd put my waffling to you and see if anyone had a brilliant idea.
Thank you all for a rocking community! I'm enjoying having it on my friends page a lot.( Collapse )