We walked and shopped and drank litres of coffee and ate some really, really good food.
I did manage to sneak in two yarn shops though in amongst all the coffee. One even served coffee in the shop!
The Unwind Craft Cafe is a very cool space located in Keilor East, not far from Tullamarine airport (if you're heading to the city). I convinced Guy to let me direct the cab driver on a small detour when we hopped off the plane. Unwind have the honour of selling Bendigo Woollen Mills yarn, the only retail space to do so outside of Bendigo Woollen Mills themselves. I love their yarn so it was such a treat to be able to touch and feel and look at real time colours before purchasing.
The ladies here are super friendly and have a great range of classes (quite similar to Side Street Vintage). If you're in or around Melbourne I highly recommend a stop in - great coffee, yummy treats and of course all sorts of craftiness.
Our second stop was in Fitzroy - Yarn & Co. Run by a mother and daughter team this slick yarn shop stocks heaps of your favourite yarns including Cascade and Checkheaton and some lessor known ones such as the Katia cotton cord I purchased. They also do social stitching on a Sunday arvo.
Fitzroy is a cool area so there are heaps of coffee shops and eating places nearby - including Birdman Eating where we met up with my friend Gabby from Gridlock Coffee. It's an easy stroll through Treasury Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens - and you can channel your inner Nina Proudman while you do it - and look at the hospital building they used to film Offspring.
Of course a few things had to come home with me :)
|goodies from Unwind Craft Cafe
|goodies from Yarn & Co