Yarn shopping

April 29, 2006 @ 4:09 pm
posted by kris

Done with the hat!

In the afternoon, I really wanted to go yarn shopping. So we went out to Marienplatz to Ludwig Beck. On our way there, we ran into Steve and De Knipple. It’s so cool that the city is small enough that you actually run into people you know. And it’s not like we know a lot either! Michael at this point decided to turn around and head home so that I could take my time shopping. I was a little disappointed. I expected a lot more. They pretty much had the cheapie yarns, no imports, just German and Italian yarns (or at least that’s what it seemed like). They only had a handful of stuff in a billion different colors. I bought some trial balls to see if they will work for the project that I’m starting.

After that store, I decided to check out Galleria Kaufhof and Hertie for their selections. Kaufhof sucked and really didn’t have much. Hertie I thought was the best selection, even though it still was the cheapie yarns. I bought even more trial stuff to play with.

I’m working on a pattern for my cousin, Lynn. I would tell you what is is but she reads this blog so I can’t until she gets it. It’s kind of funky and it might be a little bit too “out there” for her. We’ll see. She has to at least take a picture of herself with it and then she can throw it away. I’m sure she is dying to know what it is now. It’s not that big of a deal…

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