Germany, in Terms of Yarn

I just returned from my first trip to Germany and I want to go back already. I had the amazing opportunity to travel with my boyfriend and his family for a week and a half. The German countryside was amazing. We spent many days hiking in the alps and ate far too much Coffee and Cake (a customary afternooon treat). I was delightfully surprised by German knitting culture. Imagine walking into the grocery store to a rack full of Regia sock yarn for under six euros a skein. Pure joy. Hand knitted socks were visible everywhere. I was especially excited to see beautifully crafted cabled socks worn by men in Leiderhosen. They were obviously custom shaped to each person’s calf. I have a serious ambition to add some custom cabled socks to my queue.

Of course I couldn’t escape without purchasing some delicious yarn. Here are some photos (courtesy of my boyfriend, hereby known as JB) of my German yarn tour.

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Germans really have the whole font thing down.

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Choices, choices, choices.
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JB picked out some sock yarn for a new pair of Argyles. Hopefully the superwash yarn will help him refrain from felting these ones.

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And some organic cotton for me. I couldn’t wait to cast on my Cap Sleeve Lattice Top from Purl Bee. It’s almost finished. Stay tuned for updates.