Friday, July 14, 2006

Yarn from Copenhagen. I bought this at Sommerfuglen, a store that was recommended to me by another KR member from Sweden. It is produced in Denmark by a company called Kauni who has a website at I didn't see this colorway on the website, but I did see another I will think about for another project. This is I think either DK or sportweight; the label is in Danish and I am just not sure. It is 100% wool and this skein has 400m.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Yes, I'm a geek - this is the picture I plan to send to Knitters. I'm standing in front of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - an art museum in Copenhagen. This was my first trip to Europe; we went to Copenhagen because one of my grandfathers emigrated from there in 1902 and we wanted to see where he had lived.

It is a mecca for shoppers - I loved it! I found Debbie Bliss Cathay for around $3.50 a skein - I bought 10 pale blue and 12 pumpkin. And, the one thing I really wanted, I found at Sommerfuglen, a really amazing yarn store - some Danish produced wool. I bought a 400m hank that is dark blue, purple and dark green. I don't know what to make yet, but probably some sort of lacey scarf. I'm going to use Grumperina's Picovoli pattern to make tops for my daughter and niece out of the blue Cathay, and a light cardigan for me out of the pumpkin.

We also saw castles and museums and churches. What an amazing place! I am already planning another trip back, although I need to recover from airline glitches for awhile longer.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

More new knitting accomplishments! My first neck down, entirely knitted in the round sweater. And, I finished it in 17 days, another first.

I am now a true fan of top down, circular knitting. I hate sewing pieces together, so this is so much easier. I will be looking for these patterns again.

7/13 I forgot to put in that the pattern I used was from Knitting Pure and Simple.