I've been to Bendigo semi regularly over the last couple of years. I go for work, I've gone for the sheep show, but I've never really spent a weekend getting to know the town. A month ago, when we went for the Sheep Show I thought about going to the gallery for their current shows, but I was all sheeped out. So, when Leon asked if I wanted to go to Bendigo on the Hop I said sure. We went for a long weekend, and it was magnificent. The food was great, the running was lovely and the beer was tasty. But I know that's now what you want to know about. You care about the yarn.
I went to the woolen mills, largely to buy cotton. I'm planning to weave place mats, and the Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton seems ideal.
The colours actually look nicer in real like. A ball of self striping sock yarn sneaked into my bag too, as it happens. It's destined to be a pair of socks for my father.
And that was my weekend: good food, good company, a great town and yarn as well. Perfect.