Continuing down on Vancouver Island, I was able to go to Needle Arts Centre needleart.com in Campbell River. A wonderful store with great staff. They offered to wind my hank into a ball, which I was so surprised at. I declined their offer, as I know that I’ll recruit someone to hold it for me while I wind it. They also took an interest in what I was making with the Punta Yarns skein I was buying.
Although we passed through Courtenay, I didn’t get to Uptown Yarns uptownyarns.net as we left too early in the morning before it was open.
I was unable to go into Let’s Knit (let’s knit) in Qualicum Beach, because it was closed for their summer holidays! Don’t they know that some people need wool in the summer? Of course they deserve a holiday, and let’s face it, lots of people take a break from yarncrafts during the summer, especially in such a beautiful place as Qualicum. I was very disappointed however…
I was able to to go the Stedman’s in Parksville and pick up a skein of wool, as is my annual tradition. Again, you wouldn’t necessarily think that a department store would have any yarn, but they have a great selection of a few brands, with a great variety of colours. They also have lots of needles and hooks.
I did not get to The Wool Shop in Parksville, but it is highly rated on TripAdvisor.
Carrying on down the Island, we passed by The Loom in Duncan, but I did go there last year. Although we stayed in Sidney, I didn’t get a chance to go to In Sheep’s Clothing either because we left too early in the day.
Victoria has the fabulous Beehive Wool Shop beehivewoolshop, which has been there for ages! Again I missed a visit there this year.
All in all, there are many yarn shops/ places to buy yarn on Vancouver Island, and I highly recommend that you buy a little something for yourself at every one of them!