Thursday, December 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Lettuce Knit - Still Reasonably Local

I moved into the Kensington Market neighbourhood of Toronto 7 and a half years ago. At the time, I remarked to my hubby that it seemed perfect - everything we needed was in walking distance - except a yarn shop.

This said was purely in jest, as there was a very good yarn shop 1.6km (1 mile) away, a very nice 15 minute walk through a park.

And lo and behold, 6 months later, Lettuce Knit opened. On the very street on which I live! Just over 200m (about 230 yds) away. I was in heaven.

Over the 7 years the shop has been open, it's moved twice, each time to larger premises. Sadly, it's been moving further away.... now it's at number 86 Nassau Street, a whole 70m (75yds) further down the street.

Despite this extra distance, I may well be the luckiest knitter in the world - I don't know many who live quite that local to their local yarn shop. It's less than a skein's distance away!

And I'm even luckier to be part of the Lettuce family: I've been teaching and working there for 4 of its 7 years. Happy Birthday to my most local yarn shop, and the great team that works there!

Anyone live closer to a yarn shop? (Megan, who lives about 50m away, doesn't count, she's the owner!)


mmj said...

Happy birthday, Lettuce Knit!

I wish I lived closer. Maybe it is a good thing though.

hunter said...

My closest yarn store is about 1/3 of a mile (which all knowing google says is 482 meters) from my nearest yarn shop. Alas, it's a very unfriendly place. It's rarely open and they never have anything I want. I've more or less totally stopped going there as it's just uncomfortable.

My favorite shop, on the other hand, is a full 30 minute drive (well at least it is when we're not having a snow storm), which is likely better for my wallet.

I'm jealous of your proximity to such an awesome store!

Em Bozzo said...

After visiting Lettuce for the first time this past Monday (for your sock knitting class!) I wish wish wish I lived oh so much closer... what a lovely and yummy shop!!! Happy Birthday and here's to many more successful years to come!

Robbie Laughlin said...

I'm a close third, at 550m from my local shop!