We were on a search for some wool for knitting and for "dumfing".
Last year we called into a super little shop called Ippikin in Much Wenlock and loved the range of textured wools and yarns they had in their tiny Alladin's cave of a wool shop.
So, with an hour to spare on Saturday afternoon, Wipso and I took ourselves over there so that we could stock up.
Much Wenlock is a quaint, little place. We parked just a stone's throw away from the High Street, with its beautiful Elizabethan buildings. Ippikin is next door to this magnificent property.
We must have spent about 45 minutes deliberating over the goods. Gorgeous, richly coloured wools and fabulous silk yarns called to us from the shelves.
A very helpful shop owner pointed us in the direction of the wools we wanted and the bargain bin too. HE was so well informed, we even asked if he too was a knitter! Actually he wasn't but certainly knew a lot about the stock.
I came away with some Crofter wool in pinks and purples to knit a cardy for my great nieces. Wipso came away with wool for dumfing her flower pictures.
Of course then we had to check out the coffee and cake at the tea shop nearby followed by a quick tour of the art gallery. Sadly, no textile work in there. I wonder if we should offer them some!!!!