Random customer studying while enjoying a tea at the Green Beanery.

Urban Hike – Toronto Street Photography

Bloor Street West Hiker Mike and Camper Ken out on Bloor Street West.  We took a long walk in the snow and came across several great street photo opportunities.   We stopped several time on our east bound hike including stops outside Ed’s Warehouse (to pay homage to Ed Mirvish’s …

Copenhagen, Denmark

“A Well-organized disembarkation process queued us up for taxis to our hotel in downtown Copenhagen.  After getting checked in and settled, we were off to the candy store of a yarn shop, Sommerfuglen for a trunk show with Bente Geil and most excellent shopping.   Karen Lauger, local knitter and designer, took some …

Brugges, Belgium

“We took a well-advised ship-organized transfer from the bonded port into Brugges, our bus tour guide offered up a lot of information about the history of the historic town and provided us with some terrific guidance for a walking tour.    Some knitters ventured out to find a one of …

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

“A bright, crisp morning greeted us at this lovely port. Janine Le Cras joined us on board, bright and early, for a trunk show of her wonderful designs and informative talk on local knitting and history of Guernsey sweaters.   We learned more of the history of this pretty port …

Vigo, Spain

“Dreary and rainy day here, one of the few on the trip.   We wandered around through the Old Town area, found a archeological excavation site, some historic buildings and monuments that could use a little love,  commercial street and port, though it was late in the day and many …

Lisbon, Portugal

” We all rushed into town to find the wonderful treat of a yarn shop that is Retrosaria.  Rosa Pomar gave us a quick lesson in the Portuguese knitting style and we all had a great time shopping from her small but excellent selection of international and local yarns. Rosa …

Malaga, Spain

“We were greeted at this port by Angela and Santiago of La Maison Bisoux online knitting shop.  They graciously escorted us from the port to their shop office and allowed us to shop a nice little selection of yarns.   Santiago offered up lots of suggestions of places to visit …

Cartegena, Spain

“A small, sunny port…a bike race greeted us at the port, and many of us wandered through town to try to find the one possible yarn opportunity.  Unfortunately, the building at the address for the yarn shop was gone!   We found a wonderful little bakery to enjoy some pastries, …