Ok. My new job does have me doing some optional traveling (and I actually like traveling around and seeing new things, so I volunteered to do so). I won't be doing anything more then a day trip, and I can get my travel costs reimbursed, so why not!
That day trip will take me into Durham Region. I have sites in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa, to name a few; and I'd love to get some site visits in.
I feel like a bit of an idiot. Someone on Ravelry mentioned the idea of looking up yarn stores when you take a trip. And I started wondering if there are any good yarn stores in Durham.
Apparently, according to Ravelry, there's a Yarn Store right by where I'd be visiting in Ajax called Bouclair. No website, or anything, but I might still stick my head in to see what they have.
This is a double advantage for me, also, because I don't drive. So while I can get out to Ajax Go Station with relative ease, getting to my site will take a bit longer, because Durham Transit buses are every half-hour/every hour. Now I'll (hopefully) have somewhere awesome to kill time while I wait for the bus.
Also, Kniterary (in
Whitby, directly north of the Whitby Go Station), looks promising too,
and it looks like it's only a short jaunt from my site in Whitby.
I won't be doing either of these for a bit, I'll have to coordinate with the sites I'm working with and set up a proper site visit. But now the idea is even more exciting.
Exciting thoughts. Nice to know there's somewhere to get yarn if I end up waiting for a Go Train or something.