A few months ago Granny Greens the craft group I belong to organised a mni yarn crawl. We started with the delightful Ginger Twist on London Road. Where I bought wool to make socks (still in progress!). Ginger Twist is cozy but packed with wonderful yarn, including yarn dyed right here in Edinburgh. Its open 7 days a week* and the owner is wonderfully knowledgeable for the novice knitter who needs guidance about patterns. She also runs a craft group which meets at Safari Lounge along from the shop on Mondays alas! when Granny Greens meets.
* not anymore closed Tuesdays !