Posted in yarn, tagged shetland wool, travel, wool, yarn on November 14, 2010|
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i’ve just got back from spending an extended weekend in edinburgh! we had a lovely time, lots of nice pubs and shopping – including yarn shopping of course! i’d been recommended to pay a vist to k1 yarns on west bow street. it was a very lovely shop, and i bought a bunch of shetland spindrift (by jamieson’s of shetland) and a new yarn from the isle of harris knitwear company called hebrides 4-ply. it’s very nice and soft! i only bought two skeins in two different colours, but i foresee the need to purchase more in the future…
me in front of k1 yarns in edinburgh
and here’s the inside of the shop:
lots of nice shetland wool and other goodies!
and this is what came home with me:
all in all, a very nice trip and i can’t wait to return to edinburgh, it’s definitely one of my favourite places to visit!
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Posted in knitting, tagged hugin & munin on November 5, 2010|
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the class on selbuvotter last week was very good and interesting! we didn’t just knit we did some embroidery as well. i’ll probably get back to you on that later. anyway, we begun a pair of mittens of course! the first one will soon be completed:
selbu mitten called hugin & munin
yesterday morning i recieved a present! it was supposed to be a christmas present from my husband, but sometimes he gets so excited about giving presents that he just can’t wait, it’s so sweet. it’s a tote for my knitting, of course!
yes, why do anything else?
for those of you who do not recognise it, it’s a pun on the old morale boosting slogan from ww2; keep calm and carry on (read about it here and here). as a knitter and a bit obsessed about that period in modern history, it was the perfect gift. he knows that, of course. and you keep calm by carrying yarn, right?
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