Have just out for lunch with a friend of mine from my knitting group (mmmm, bean soup and hot bread) and I may have accidentally ended up in Port Meadow designs afterwards. It totally wasn't my fault in any way, shape or form I should just point out. But she was going there after lunch and I knew that they had yarn and I hadn't been in in aagggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss.
So I went in.
I just about managed to restrain myself from purchasing anything but it was close. They have a new and expanded range of yummy, yummy yarns. Previously they only had a few select lines and most of these where high end Rowan or Debbie Bliss (from what I can remember- it has been about 2 years since I went in last). Now, they still only have high end stuff but they have lots of it- and lots of choice. They have started stocking Manos yarns which I feel in love with the minute I saw so I was really pleased to see an Oxford outlet for them. They also have other Artesano yarns and some Jitterbug, which is great as I think I've only seen it for sale in other shop in the UK. So it looks as though Oxford might be crawling to the point of having a decent Yarn store. We'd almost have one if you combined Port Meadow designs with Brambles which kinda does the low end stuff. Oh, if only I had the capitol to invest and then I could have a yarn store all of my very own.
Anyway, of course the major problem with all of this is that I now know about it. Whereas before I was living in blissful ignorance, now I know that those nice yarns are there. And the lady who runs the shop just had to go and show me some wonderful alpaca yarn which was both reasonably priced and had great yardage. What am I to do? I feel like Berk who knows he shouldn't open that trapdoor but week after week, goes right on ahead and does just that...