Saturday, 11 April 2015
Prepping for Sweden
We're off to Stockholm soon, to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. Although every time I think of ten years marriage, my immediate thought is, 'how the hell did we manage that?!'
Anyway, I have no idea what we're going to be doing. Thanks to a hiccup with the hotel not being able to fulfil the booking after all, we didn't know where we'd be staying until last night. (As an aside, we're not going to be using Expedia to book any more trips. We've used them twice and both times the husband's card has been stopped on suspicion of fraud).
I do however know what knitting I'm taking with me. And which knitting shops I want to visit. After going to York , I realised the joy of having a travelling project; every time you wear the finished article, you remember the trip. This time I really, really want to master socks. I've got yarn, I've got a pattern (although cannot find the link) and I've ordered some bamboo circulars for the plane, to minimise suspicion from security.
A quick internet search brought up this blog post about yarn shops in Stockholm, mentioning Sticka & Virka (Knit and Crochet), Anntorps Vav and Litet Nystan (Little Ball), so they're all going to get a visit. Thanks to the Planet Purl website, I've got a mini knitting dictionary in Swedish. (I know, isn't the internet great!)
I've also got the telephone number for my mother's childhood au pair, who was known for her knitting. I learnt her long tail cast on from my mother, and it's still my favourite. I just don't know if it's strange to phone somebody I've never met and say 'hey, I hear you're into knitting. Fancy meeting for coffee?'.
Have a good weekend.
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