Net knitting

Along Göta kanal there are a lot of little handcraft stores and of course I couldn’t go past all of those without buying a single skein of yarn. Although, my self-control was really good, you should be proud because since I knew I couldn’t fit as much yarn as I would probably want to buy, in my bike bags, I bided my time. Also, it really helps being a bit of a yarn snob sometimes (it usually sucks in that aspect that most of the yarn I want cost a gazillion amount of money (hm, considering how much I spend of yarn maybe I should insure my stash)) but this time it stopped me from emptying the content of one of my bike bags into the canal to be able to fit wool.

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In Söderköping though, our last stop, I splurged a bit. Actually, I saw a type of scarf that I’ve seen before and it has never really cought my eyes. This time was no exception until I saw it combined with a sweater. It looked really cool! So I started talking to the lady who sold the yarn and she explained how the knitting was done and showed me on her own knitting and I was hooked.

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I picked out four colors and I’m looking forward to knitting it. It’s not what I usually would buy but it was quite cool and totally different.

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You see, it’s not so much string as it is a net (very fitting since it was a bike trip along a  canal and I didn’t go a single day without looking at many, many boats, the yarn stuck to the theme). It’s supposedly a fast knit as well. To be honest though, I totally bought it because the lady was such a sweetie and promoted it with such honesty and entusiasm that I was completly swept away.

I’m still swept, we’ll see how it turns out.