After leaving Ruth I headed back out to the heat of King Street, to walk to the other end to find ' A Coffee and a Yarn' the second of the two yarn shops I had sourced in Newtown.
It's a lovely space, the walls are covered with vintage knitting patterns and the wool is nicely presented.
I really liked the little touches - like the patterns, the 'have a go - knit row' trays on the tables
I ordered a mushroom and herb quiche and sipped on a delicious iced green tea with morrocan mint while I waited for it.
After enjoying the air conditioning while reading more about Ava I started to make my yarn selection. There were only a couple of Australian yarns here so the choice was simpler but still took time, eventually I settled on 2 balls from the Nundle Collection.
Nundle Woollen Mill is Australian owned and operated, proudly producing Australian pure new wool.
- Nundle Collection website
I am knitting an Afghan with all the different balls of wool I have now picked up on my travels. All 8 ply luckily! I have taken to making my colour choice based on the place I'm in. For me Sydney is very much about the water.
So 2 wool shops in one day I skipped off back to the train station to head to...The Sydney Fishmarket! The next place on my list of perfect activities.
Many go out for wool and come home shorn.