The Book Warehouse is a Vancouver icon and we found some great books at great prices. Very important blank books were bought at Opus . We use these for sketching, building ideas and writing. I hope to get back to some writing "workshop" when I get my sea legs and catch up from starting work.
This entrancing uneven spun silk is from the Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island. I've been drooling over their stuff for years but never had the research done to know what I could use. At 100m per gram, I think I have enough to make a shawl. If I make a triangular one, I can just stop when I run out. It was hard to pick from the wall of colours, but I usually take a pink "pashmina" shawl on our trips and I do need to replace it with a real one.
I work this weekend, which is like boarding a space ship. If I can pack a lunch and eat healthy foods, do a bit of journalling and knitting on nights, I'll be pretty pleased.