Sorry I haven’t been timely about this update but after coming back from Hong Kong, I’ve been swamped with getting things ready for my junior year of college, my new apartment, and band camp, but here I am with a free moment between the classes of my first day with time to actually organize my thoughts, pictures, and posts.
This post will consist of a random smattering of the last couple of yarn stores I visited in Hong Kong and a couple random ones I found along the way.
I was finally able to get inside Double Knit Yarn & Co located on Fa Yuen St. They had an amazing selection and I bought some neon yarn for only HK$25 per skein. The staff wasn’t very familiar with English, but let me browse and helped when they could.
I got to go back to Yoko Labs as well. I wasn’t comfortable taking photos inside since there were a few customers but I bought a sparkly crochet hook which I used extensively on my 17 hour layover in Moscow. Yoko Labs is located in Granville Circuit in Tsim Sha Tsui and was on the small side but still a nice shop with more of a focus on crochet and amigurumi.
Mui Tong Wools is located in Sheung Wan. The shop is small but jam-packed with yarns. I found an adorable Japanese teddy bear sweater pattern book with really cute illustrations and was so close to buying it, but I decided that it wasn’t worth it.
As you may have noticed, I got a bit discouraged from taking pictures inside because I didn’t want people to yell at me in Cantonese.
Tailor and Alteration in Causeway Bay took me a while to find their new location. The first time I searched it I didn’t know they moved, but I got the chance to be in Causeway Bay again to do some HR paperwork for my internship so I took the opportunity to find it. I’m glad I did because the selection was great. I didn’t buy anything because I was already packed and bought too much yarn. This was the last yarn store I visited in Hong Kong. They were a little messy since they seemed to be in the process of moving in but the staff was helpful when needed.
I’ve already mentioned a yarn store I stumbled across in the Dragon Centre in Sham Shui Po, but it turns out that there are actually a couple of them in the Apple Mall, and right next to each other.
And there’s a store that sells belts in the Argyle Centre that also sells yarn! I believe it is on the 3rd floor. The Argyle Centre was my favorite place to buy clothes and it was right by my workplace so I went a few times.
Okay! I’m done! I think! I will organize this in some way for readers who are interested in making some stops in Hong Kong. I have literally traveled up and down the island visiting yarn shops so I know of places no matter where you are in Hong Kong Island or New Territories. Bye, time for math class. :)