|My collection of DK yarn. Well, most of it anyway|
You may have gathered that I do like to knit things and recently I have even started with the crochet needle. Which means that I might finally be able to use some of the yarn I have gathered over the years.
Like the two large containers of DK (double knit) yarn I got when I lived in England, ooh, a lifetime ago. All colours of the rainbow and then some. To be used for small items like elephants and mice, tooth brushes and ginger bread men.
|Part of the sock wool. Anybody need a pair?|
Like all the yarn I have bought since living in Norway. To make socks, mittens, slippers, mice, sweaters. Most of it is wool or a wool-blend and they are fantastic to knit with.
Then there are the needles. I not only have my own needles, collected over the years, I also have the ones my mother didn't want anymore. Plus the ones she had gotten from somewhere else again. Plus the ones my sister got rid off when she realised knitting wasn't for her. I could have 5 projects on the go at once and still have needles for another one!
But, I have a problem. One that is pretty annoying to me. Because even though they love their knitting and to a lesser degree crocheting here in Norway, finding the yarn I want and/or need is proving to be extremely tricky. Very! Because they do wool here. Llama, alpaca, sheep. Blends with cotton, acrylic, polyester. And yes, I can even find some cotton over here. Either in size 3 or up or 1,5 and down. I needed size 2 (needle size).
|The recently acquired cotton yarn|
I went into five different shops. And in the end I struck lucky. The tiniest shop had in fact the biggest choice in crocheting cotton in the size I want. Mind you, that still only meant a couple of small shelves, but it's a start! As for the the other yarn I might need? I guess a trip to the UK will be in order at some point!
Or start a shop of my very own!!