Hobbywool. De bor lige midt i den gamle by, og butikken skulle være til at finde lige ved det store torv.
Jeg vil næsten påstå, at man helt sikkert også får noget ud af denne butik, selv om man ikke strikker.
If you ever happen to go to Riga, try visiting Hobbywool. They are located right in the center of the old city, and the shop is pretty easily found right next to the large town square.
I do think that you will love this shop, even if you are not a knitter.
Bemærk den flotte lampe i loftet!
When we visisted the shop, we entered through the entrance that led us through all the rooms without yarn. First we saw the room with all the small stuff. Jigsaw puzzles, little figures and music-boxes.
Notice the pretty lamp!
Everwhere there is funny things to look at. Made from yarn. Some can be made at home, like the pretty pillows! I did like the meat grinder transforming wool into yarn. (If it was that simple in real life!)
I det tredje rum kunne man betale (eller komme ind ad den anden indgang). Ved kassen hænger alle disse strikkede flag. Og ja - Dannebrog var der selvfølgelig også!
In the next room were all kinds of mittens, hats, scarfs, shawls and blankets. Ready to buy and use. Colors and pretty patterns everywhere!
In the third room, you could pay (or enter through the other entrance). By the register were all these knitted flags. And yes - our Danish flag was there as well!
In the back room we hit gold. The room with yarn. You did see some photos, so in this post I'll just show you the biggest double-pointed needles in the world.
This is the other entrance that we only found by the second visit. Leaves no doubt that this is a yarn shop!
Garn-udvalget i butikken var rimeligt stort. En del alpaca og merino på spole, Noro garn på spoler, Kauni-lignende garn (den lokale variant, tænker jeg), en masse Rowan og noget forskelligt strømpegarn.
Desuden kunne man få ideer! Trøjen på det øverste billede, f.eks. Smart at blande farveskiftegarn og ensfarvet, synes jeg!
You also need to see the crocheted barbecue.....
They had quite a few different yarn types in the shop. A lot of alpaca and merino on cones. Noro yarn on cones and Kauni-like yarn (the local type, I think), a lot of Rowan and some different types of sock yarn.
You could get some great ideas in there! For instance the cardigan on the top photo. Really smart mixing color-changing yarn and solid colors, I think!