torsdag den 20. november 2014
Garn i Madrid / Yarn in Madrid
Yesterday, I remembered to enjoy the sun a bit. I hurried up eating lunch and afterwards went to sit in the sun. While I was knitting a little. And drinking coffee. It was so nice!
Det var faktisk ikke svært - der ligger adskillige inde i den gamle bydel.
When the day was over, I went to town (using the metro. Not my legs!) to find yarn shops (kindly assisted by Ravelry, of course!).
It wasn't too difficult - there are quite a few in the old part of town.
It looks nice and cozy with samples on the walls and many costumers! Actually, there were plenty of costumers in the 3 shops I visited. (Well. Four. If you count a big shop like a local Macy's!)
Jeps. IKKE RØRE!!!!!
Jeg fatter ikke helt, hvordan det kan gå til i en garnbutik, men sådan er det åbenbart!
In the first shop, they had samples of all the different types and colors of yarn to see and touch. Which was because you couldn't touch anything deeper down the shop.
Oh yes. NO TOUCHING!!!!!!
I do not understand how a yarn shop can be that way, but apparently, that's the way it is!
I den tredje butik købte jeg en rundpind (fordi min nr. 4 netop knækkede midt i en omgang), men havde svært ved at betale, fordi jeg ikke helt fattede systemet og damen ikke snakkede engelsk. Heldigvis fik jeg hjælp.
If you want something, you have to ask. (Preferably in Spanish.)
In the third shop, I bought a circular needle (my 4 mm needle just broke in the middle of a round), but had a hard time paying, because I didn't quite get the system and the lady didn't speak English.
Fortunately, I got help.
Garn købte jeg ikke. Jeg trænger ikke ligefrem (host), og jeg manglede ikke hverken tykt uldgarn eller acrylgarn.
Det var sjovt at se garnbutikker på en helt anderledes måde end jeg er vant til fra Danmark (og USA, Tyskland, England osv.)! Jeg kan nu godt nok bedre lide det danske system.......
Actually, I just needed some double pointed needles for the rest of the blue yarn in the top photo, and finally I succeeded in finding some bamboo-needles. I don't think they make a lot of socks in Spain! I also bought quite a few of those nice, white buttons that you can use for almost everything. I didn't buy any yarn. I don't really need yarn (cough), and I guess I don't need more thick wool or any acrylics.
It was fun seeing a very different kind of yarn shops compared to what I know from Denmark (and the US, Germany, England and so on)! I do like the Danish system better.......