torsdag den 19. marts 2015
Garn og mønstre / Yarn and patterns
Min svoger var så venlig at køre mig i Ophir Crafts, som jeg også besøgte i oktober. Hvor jeg også købte garn. Som jeg ikke har strikket af endnu.
De havde noget vældig fint multi-farvet garn, som jeg var nødt til at købe, og så kom der to ensfarvede med i posen der passede til. Det er noget meget lækker, lokal uld. Samme mærke som sidste gang. (Det hedder Shepherd's Wool og er fra Stonehedge Fiber Mill)
Ejeren bemærkede, at min "mand" var meget støttende omkring mit garnkøb. Men så forklarede jeg jo, at grunden til at han var så støttende, jo nok var, at han er min svoger og ikke skal leve med mit garn......
While in Ann Arbor, I visited the 2 yarn shops in town. (Oh well. Also the big craft-stores, Jo-Ann and Michael's. But THAT was not a place to buy yarn! For me.)
My brother-in-law was kind enough to drive me to Ophir Crafts, a shop I visited in October as well. Back then, I also bought yarn. That I didn't knit yet.
There was some very pretty multicolor yarn that I had to buy, and then 2 skeins of uni-colored yarn that fit well. It's very soft and pretty and local wool. Same type as last time. (It's called Shepherd's Wool and it's from Stonehedge Fiber Mill)
The owner made a remark that my "husband" was very supporting about me buying yarn. But then I explained that the reason for his support was probably because he is my brother-in-law and doesn't have to live with my yarn......
Busy Hands", besøgte jeg for første gang. Der var lidt af hvert - også en del, der ikke var garn, men det er en hyggelig butik. Der var en del Malabrigo, som jo altid er lækkert, men jeg endte med et nøgle strømpegarn i en solskinsfarve. Til strømper til mig. (Der er efterhånden en hel del strømper, jeg skal strikke til mig!)
The other shop, "Busy Hands", was one that I didn't visit before. They had plenty of stuff - also non-yarn things, and it's a very nice and cozy shop. There was plenty of Malabrigo, which is always very nice, but I ended up with a skein of sock yarn in a bright yellow. For socks for me. (I actually am about to have quite a few socks to knit for me!)
Ligesom sidst var der uendeligt mange strikkebøger, og jeg kiggede ikke halvdelen.
Men jeg købte de to bedste. Faktisk 2 Noro-bøger, hvilket måske er lidt fjollet, men mønstrene er rigtig fine, og Noro-bøger kan man aldrig helt være sikker på at finde igen.
My very sweet brother-in-law also took me by Barnes and Noble. How I LOVE large, American book-shops!
Like last time, they seemed to have an endless amount of knitting books, and I didn't even look in half of them.
But I did buy the best two books. Actually, they are 2 Noro-books, which may be a bit silly, but the patterns are really nice, and Noro-books are not something you can feel sure to find again.
Fortunately, the patterns work with other color-changing yarn as well, but all patterns look good with many colors, and the projects are really nice. definitely a great thing to buy!
I also bought magazines. The last two Vogue-magazines are quite good, actually (sometimes they are terribly boring) and Piecework is always fun to read. The Knitter's Magazine had a great pattern.
This pattern! I really think the combination of cables and mosaic is a stroke of genius!
Maybe I should knit it some time? First, though, I have to make quite a few socks, baby's clothes and a cardigan for my sister-in-law......