Saturday, 19 June 2010

Old Loop, New Loop

Goodbye old Loop, my very local yarn shop...

Old Loop

... and Hello New Loop which is bigger but luckily a bit further away from my flat which will be good for my bank balance.

New Loop

I popped along to the opening this morning to find the new shop so heaving with knitters that it was hard to see the yarn downstairs. Upstairs was a lot calmer with a beautiful open room with a vintage sofa to relax on and space to browse and fondle yarn.

New Loop - Upstairs

I'll go back in a day or two when the knitscrum has died down and will have a good yarny rummage, though I'm at Woolfest with p/hop next weekend so will have to save some money for shopping then as there will be lots of independent yarn companies to add to my stash.

Susan who owns Loop has a great eye for detail and while I couldn't see much today I did admire the carpet on the stairs...

New Loop - Stairs

...and the yarn in the shop front window.

New Loop - squishy window

If you're not in London Loop have an online shop where you can browse without having to squeeze through other knitters.

I hope Loop does well in it's new location. It's now in Camden Passage near Angel tube which has lots of vintage shops and good eateries making it a nice mooching destination.

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I've just remembered my good friend Montyknits reviewed other independent shops in Islington back in January. It's worth a look if you're visiting the area. Part I and Part II. Sew Fantastic is just a short walk from Loop if you're after fabric, stuffing, cotton thread and the like.

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