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 :)


  1. Anonymous2:10 AM

    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.

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

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

  4. Anonymous4:43 AM

    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.