The next stop on our tour of knitting shops on Queen Street (moving west to East) is Romni Wools. On walking into the shop, the first words that come to mind no doubt include "wow!", "vast", "huge", "extensive", "ohmygod!". This is a cavernous yarn store.
As far I know, Romni don't host a knit night but what they do have is one helluva lot of yarn. The whole store is stuffed with yarn from floor to ceiling.
They have the largest selection of books and patterns that I've ever seen under one roof, covering the gamut of knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning etc
Then there's the basement
where you'll find spinning accoutrements and yarn by the cone
and the sale room
with aisles of shelves and baskets overflowing with yarn at discount prices.
I recall my first few visits to Romni being daunting. In time, I learnt this is not a place one goes in search of inspiration - indeed the dizzying array of possibilities left me more confused than inspired - but where one goes with a well formulated plan. A plan which would of course include "plan B" (and C) so that on the off chance your "plan A" falls through, you won't walk out empty handed. I confess to being among the ranks of knitters who have (on more than one occasion) walked in, spent time looking for "the right yarn" for a project, felt overwhelmed and walked out again without buying so much as a pin.
Take this as fair warning! Have a plan when you walk through those doors. Or choose to lose yourself in this world of yarn for hours.