A tempting red apple

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook is tuning out to be a great project for me to be involved in. Not only has it given me the opportunity, for a brief time, to be the custodian of some beautiful art, it also gave me the excuse this morning of visiting my favourite local yarn shop: Red Apple Yarn in Lampeter.

At this point I must say that whilst I’m a supporter of local yarn shops, they are not all created equal and Red Apple is rather special. First of all, it’s full of gorgeous yarn, much of which is British, and second it’s owned by Jude – an amazingly knowledgeable lady who doesn’t mind at all if you go round the shop stroking the stock (just as long as you don’t drool on it) and will chat about things woolly for as long as you like!

It’s not entirely wool, though… there’s buttons too…


a grand use for the old post office counter


What I went for, however, was something particular, namely some Cambrian Wool, which comes from Welsh Sheep. Part of my contribution to the Sisterhood creation is going to be made from this:


genuine Welsh wool (on the lower shelf)


So, if you are ever in Ceredigion, I highly recommend a trip to Red Apple Yarn, which can be found in the Old Post Office in Lampeter – tell Jude I sent you! In the mean time, you can keep up with Jude’s adventures in knitting on her blog, where you can also find contact details, opening hours and lots more

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  1. Laurie Graves

     /  April 1, 2017

    Looks like a very lovely shop!


  2. Those buttons would be my undoing!


  3. No drooling? hmmm that could be a problem for me – perhaps she could hand out bibs at the door?? 😀


  4. Heavenly shop – really, that’s what I imagine is waiting for me!!! 😉


  5. Fabulous place! If I had that round the corner I might almost be tempted to develop a new addiction… What am I thinking?! I live in a hot climate! Anyway, can’t wait to see your Sketchbook contribution 🙂


  6. Mabel&Rose

     /  April 2, 2017

    I have a friend who lives not too far from Lampeter, the last time I visited her (a few years ago) I spend a fortune in Calico Kate, a wonderful fabric shop, since then I have re-discovered knitting and crochet so this will definitely be on my ‘to visit’ list the next I stay with her


  7. Looks lovely… If I strayed inside, I’m sure I’d have a hard time leaving! 😀


  8. oh snail this looks lovely — is that really our shop? Oh if you say “snail sent me” I’ll even make visitors a cup of tea


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