Black Sheep Yarns is located at 88 Grant Street, on the corner of Grant and Spring, just off St. Johns St., in picturesque Port Moody. And if your first thought was “Oh, Port Moody? Isn’t that far away?” let me tell you that it is not nearly as far as you think and it is so worth the trip.
Black Sheep has a wonderful air about it, something about the mixture of lots of windows with bright sunlight and being surrounded with hundreds of luscious colours makes me feel right at home here. They carry a large variety of yarn types so it’s very easy to go in and walk away with a yarn you’ve never tried working with before. They have brought in some new yarns more recently that are not to be missed including the much talked about Habu yarns, a mixture of wool and stainless steel to give your knitting form and hold if you want it, and Jamieson & Smith Shetland wools, available in a lovely range of natural colours and in a mixed bag of smaller balls, perfect for a stranded colourwork project!
They have also recently added a spinning section down the stairs at the back of the store. They’ve got local dyers like Two Sisters Stringworks (the lime green was calling my name) and roving from afar like the super fun TopKnots from New Zealand filled with several complementing colours to mix and spin however you choose! Then there’s the cupboard filled to the brim with alternate fibres, both dyed and undyed just begging for imagination and care to turn them into gorgeous creations. This little section is sure to grow (and probably already has) into a nook of inspiration and fibrous delight.
As an added bonus, close to the shop is Pajo’s a particularly celebrated fish’n chip show, and ice cream shop and Rocky Point Park, a great little spot if you were thinking of a picnic lunch or just need a quiet place to hang out for a while. The shop has four assigned parking spots around the side of the building and there is street parking all around if you can find a spot and will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday.