Maschenkunst!

July 26, 2008 § Leave a comment

I went to Cologne today, to finally go to Maschenkunst, which is a yarn store on Christopherstraße. Since I missed the WWKIP Day there due to tonsilitis, it was my first time there and …. man. Why am I moving away?

A big couch, a ridiculously amazing yarn collection – including Malabrigo, Rowan, Noro, all the good stuff you can’t really get here in Germany or at least not easily. And interesting yarns, too, like 100% bamboo and 100% Casein, which is a milk protein. Weird to think that you can make yarn out of milk, of all things!

Anyway, I went in there with the plan on buying only one skein, regardless of the price. I was sort of planning on Noro, which sounded really exciting to me… but I ended up with two 100g skeins of Zitron Trekking Handdyed, one in Vulcan (brown, red, yellow) and one in Brazil (crazy shades of green, omg, fapfap) and one 100g ball of plain brown bamboo yarn that is soooo soft and is apparently enough for wristwarmers and a hat. We’ll see. But I’m terribly excited. I wish I hadn’t started the Mojo socks in the Super Soxx yarn last night, but I finally had the Knitpicks free again after I frogged the firestarters. Sob. But it didn’t fit, and somehow I wasn’t really satisfied. I have a feeling I’m gonna do another pair of the Charades, that should show off the changing colors better than plain stockinette, with the YOs.

Plans for the yarns I just bought… the Komet for the green Zitron, maybe, some woman who just came into Maschenkunst with her (also knitting) husband was doing them and they were GORGEOUS so I might try them. The bamboo, Evangeline mitts or something, maybe wind it into two balls of 50g and do it ‘toe-up’ as long as it goes. Or matching mitts and a hat, it would be nice to have matching stuff, though then I’d absolutely have to have a scarf to match that… and there’s still my handspun! And tons of sock yarn! And the Rowan 4-ply tweed! And… a crapload of other yarn. God, I need to stop buying, but I’m so afraid I’ll run out once I become a poor college student.

At least I resisted the temptation of buying needles. They had gorgeous rosewood ones there, and the long ones too, which I’ve always wanted to try. You know, the long ones with the wooden stoppers at the end. I only have DPNs and circs, which are awersome, but… you know.

Oooh and they also had the KnitPicks Options set there. Siiiigh.

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