A day spent hanging out with my mom in her new town.


We went to check out the very cute Main Street. It is about three blocks long and is the historic part of town.

I stopped in at the Otter’s Den which is a new and consignment kids store. I like how they have lots of good brands though their large kids clothes often contain adult extra small. I had bought a Bench hoodie here for $3.50 last year so knew I wanted to stop in again. lol and behold I found a new running top:)

We also hit Main Street Yarns. This store is bright and airy and I love the woodwork. It had lots of yarn, most of it Patons, Kroy, etc big names. For local, it only had yarn that is actually produced closer to me. Amazingly I ended up buying nothing.

We hit Forget Me Knot which is a clothing and shoe store. The clothing is all adult, but they did have kids shoes too. We were there so my mom could look at the Birkenstock’s as she has had sore feet. I’ve been trying to talk her into some, but this time I forced her in. Of course, once she found her right size, she wouldn’t take them off🤣. I was tempted by a pair of Arizona in navy, but I just bought them in mocha a couple of weeks ago. How many Birkenstock’s are too many Birkenstock’s?

Our last stop in Ladysmith was the Wild Poppy Bistro. It was crazy busy! I was excited as it is all gluten free, but unfortunately not much is also dairy free. I had my choice of a meringue, chocolate cookie, chocolate donut, morning glory muffin, gingersnap or jam thumbprint cookie. (I know it sounds like a lot, but if you had seen the other amazing goodies for sale- you’d understand my disappointment). Not being a chocolate lover, I settled on the thumbprint cookie and the ginger snap.

The thumbprint cookie was dry, and had too much cookie for the amount of jam. The jam was yummy though.

The ginger snap had crisp edges and soft in the middle. It tasted good! It definitely made up for the first cookie:)

We headed off to Duncan to visit their knitting shop. Thankfully it was in an area we had always wanted to visit called Whippletree Junction. The Loom is a small store, but very well stocked with a variety of yarns, lots of samples knitted up so you can see what yarn will look like, or in my case the more important, what it will feel like. The lady manning the store was awesome! She’s a weaver and had great knowledge and gave good suggestions. There were great sales and I was able to get yarn I’ve only dreamed of before:). This store is definitely worth a visit!

The rest of the day has been spent eating, reading and looking at patterns on Ravelry.

Have to go to bed early tonight as I have an early flight home tomorrow. Always nice to go home, but I’ll miss my mom’s company.

Have fun!


10 thoughts on “Saturday in Ladysmith

  1. You can never have too many Birkenstock’s! In all reality- this has been my struggle lately… and I have never seen the Arizona in Navy…I would really like that!!

  2. glad you had a great time. don’t ask me about birkenstocks as I do not own any. glad you found a yarn shop you like, now you can go every time you visit your family there

    1. Exactly! It’s only twenty minutes from my parent’s place so I’ll definitely be visiting again!

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