Imagine my joy when heading out to lunch a few weeks ago I discovered a yarn shop only 2 blocks from my work!
My poor friend was almost in histerics watching me practically cartwheel down the street.
Mui Tong – 1st Floor, 17 Jervois Street, Central, Hong Kong
Bound up the stairs and into this delightful little shop, bursting with yarn goodies. Neatly displayed yarn (in plastic of course) lines the 3 walls, floor to ceiling, but is easily accessable. A centre display homes more lovely wool and a vast selection of Japanese and Chinese knitting/crochet pattern magazines. The 4th wall is covered in hooks, needles and accessories galore. Bamboo, plastic and metal. From yarns to magazines to accessories – the variety is excellent. Little english is spoken by the owners but they’re very helpful (almost a little too much – a sweet but serious gentleman followed me around the store on both my visits…and given it’s not that big a store I felt a little stalked!).
~ Filature Di Crosa ‘Zara Plus’ Merino wool in white (crocheting a soft and chunky neck warmer)
~ Clover circular knitting needles in size 5 and 8 (plans for fingerless gloves)
~ Clover ‘AquaMode’ crochet hook in size 8 (it’s apple-green plastic! perfect for crocheting on the airplane!)
I think they’re going to get to know me pretty well!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm (not 100% sure if this is correct, I think that’s what they said)
Yarn – Filature Di Crosa, Missoni, Panda, Cleckheaton; Cottons, Pure Wool, Blends (Lots of gorgeous Italian wools), all textures and widths and plenty of yarn suitable for baby items
Needles/Hooks: Clover; bamboo, metal and plastic
Prices: All items are clearly priced and there appears to be a bargain (but I couldn’t work out the prices)