Flee

So I’m fleeing the country on short notice once again.  Well, compared to previous flights, this one is actually with a huge amount of notice…whole days in fact.  The summarized version is that I’ll be in Toronto this Saturday.  It’s been a shockingly long time since I’ve been to Toronto, the last time was way back in November 2007.

Now in 2007 I was a very new knitter.  How new?  Well, consulting my ravelry notes, I see that I took my very first sock ever with me on that trip in 2007.

Even back then I knew that Toronto had a certain reputation as a yarn store haven.  But I didn’t really have the resources (wasn’t yet a ravelry member…found yarn stores a bit intimidating) to properly appreciate it.  All that’s different now.  Yarn stores no longer scary.  Putting ‘town name’ and ‘yarn store’ in google before leaving for a trip is now standard practice.  But more importantly, I have you guys and can shamelessly ask you what your favorite yarn stores in any given spot are.  So, Toronto, Saturday, any suggestions?

ETA:  Lies…it turns out I’m telling you all terrible lies.  It seems I was actually last in Toronto in February of 2009.  But it was for just long enough to have lunch with a friend and buy one wee ball of yarn…not anything resembling a proper visit.  This will be a rather longer trip (a few nights rather than a few hours) and afford much more opportunity for socalizing with wool.