I’m just back from a lovely time at Janie H Knits in Perth, ON. Do you think it is just coincidence that Janie has a pink sheep in her flock? Hmmmm, it’s rather reminiscent of my Rainbow Sheep Sweater that I designed for Shelridge Farm so many years ago. (A poor old photo of the sweater follows!)
Janie’s very comprehensive store, which is just outside of town, has totally overtaken the front two rooms of her lovely old Ontario stone home. It’s one of the older houses in the area with a calming view of the river. Do keep an eye on Janie’s website for information about her forthcoming massive off-site yarn sale in downtown Perth: Apparently there will bargains galore to be had there; it was a real crowd puller last year.
If you do decide to make the pilgrimage to Perth, you’re in for a treat; it’s a classic older Ontario small town with delightful old stone houses built in the early 1800‘s as a result of the Rideau Canal development and the resultant prosperity. Yes, I am fascinated by the great stone houses of southern Ontario: here in Nova Scotia there is no stone tradition, it’s wood all the way down. A trip suggestion: give serious consideration to staying at Drummond House B&B This is a lovely B&B, knitter friendly, pleasantly informal but luxurious, with amazing breakfasts. Pat and David will give your stay their all. Highly recommended by Lucy, with a 5-balls-of-yarn ranking.