Sunday, January 22, 2006

Big City, Little Knitter

Alternative Title: Berlin Totally Rocks!!!
Last Thursday, I accompanied the Irishman up to Berlin and had all day Friday to find as much trouble as possible.
After a hearty breakfast, me, the camera and a pocket city map left the hotel to look for the yarn shops on Kimberly's website.
On my way, I got side-tracked by the street with Cartier, Gucci and the like. That's where I found the Cartier cigarrettes (no, Mum, didn't buy them - I just happened to see them...) Kimberly called and got me back on track and en-route to Lalaine's to check out Berlin's yarn selection.



I have to say, I was really impressed that Kimberly made time so quickly to meet up with me. I didn't find out until right before that I'd be going up but we managed an hour and a half of non-stop chat, knit tips, FO-and-Tell and "ohmigod did you see this yarn?"
Speaking of which, does anyone spot a recently started FO?? This has got to be one of my fastest knits - the moebius scarf I started for Mum was finished in the car on Thursday and sorely needed on Friday when I realized that Berlin was in the middle of a one-day blizzard during my visit. (that's my story anyway)
And just when I thought it was safe to pop into a shop and pick up a ball of sock yarn or two, the stinking shop goes and puts camel-hair/wool mix on sale! So I might have picked up a handful for another moebius scarf - it's definitely one of the most fun things I've knit so far.

We also found a great Mexican restaraunt at Potsdamer Platz. Not only was the food first class, the margaritas were quite drinkable as well :) Here's me and my neighbor's daughter, Nicole who is in Berlin for school. I met up with her in the afternoon and we did some of the touristy things. There might have been a Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks visit in there somewhere, too. Just had to be done.

So, still recovering from my adventures, but I think I might have time to cast on some camel/wool for a moebius as I casually scan Berlin websites for apartments :)

4 comments:

  1. Whoa what a pair of hot babes! Nothing like a sexy shot in a yarn shop. ;) I'm so glad you came to visit. Good thing I pulled you away from Gucci-that could have gotten very ugly. ;)
    I can't wait to see how that camel knits up. I should be going tomorrow to see if any is left.
    Something is wrong with your banner. It's running into the writing. Just so you know.

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  2. The banner looks great to me! I can read all your text just fine. Now you need to do mine;>

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  3. pretty beautiful this girl in red, looks like a friend of mine in the times of school

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  4. It looks like you and Kimberly had a great time! I like your banner. Very cute! I have to view your blog with IE, though. It looks all wonky with Firefox.

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