An influx of new yarn

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I bought this yarn at Mylys in Hamburg. Fantastic shop, very cute and the people there are very friendly

The left one and the mini skein are Madelinetosh, the middle one is Malabrigo and the right one is Quince&co Chickadee. I bought a few skeins of the Quince yarn to make something out of the “Home and away knits” book. I’m looking forward to that.

When I saw that they were doing a fashion show on instagram I instantly wanted to participate but I set myself the goal to first finish the other sweater I was knitting. And when that one was finally done there were other more pressing things I had to do and now I won’t be able to finish it in time of april 10th. Originally I bought the yarn in February when I was in Hamburg for a wedding and even then I was so excited to start, but I think this yarn will get stashed and probably be used sometime in summer because there are a few things that I’ve signed up for that need to be cast on before that.

When I was looking for projects I wanted and needed to finish up I once again realised how much yarn I have and since I’m trying to safe up some money for nice holidays I’m going into stashbusting mode. I won’t buy any new yarn until I reduced my stash by one box of yarn. (I have about four or five rather large boxes. At least one has to go.) I’ll make an exception to this for when I’m travelling and discovering yarn I wouldn’t get at home and for super good deals I might come across. You never know.

[I’ve moved this post over from my tumblr and edited it slightly. Back when I wrote this I didn’t know about knitting podcasts and I didn’t know how seductive it would be to listen to people talking about yarn. I caved. I let myself be seduced by pretty words and pictures. I ordered yarn, from Madelinetosh (that’s just been sent off towards me) and from Plucky the knitter (that’s waiting at the post office for me to pick up) and now. I’m looking forward to that but the statement I wrote back in February is still so true and even more so now.

But I’ll try something new, I’ll do a stashbusting project. Each month I have to finish at least one project that will use up a skein/ball/hank of yarn from my stash. And my stash is not allowed to grow. That means if I do buy yarn I need to knit up more than what I’ve bought. (This month is going to be hard… There have been so many new aquisitions already!)

 

 

[February 2016 and heavily edited in April 2016]

Mylys in Hamburg

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Mylys in Hamburg

They have a fantastic selection of yarns (I bought my first madelinetosh, quince&co. and malabrigo yarn there and i love them all!) the people are super friendly and helpful and the shop is so cute!

They have quite a wide range of yarns, european and international ones. They stock quite a few knitting books and magazines as well as knick knaks you might need. I was able to replace my knitpro needle I broke a week prior to my hamburg trip. I’ve been there twice now and if I’m in hamburg again it will definitely be a stop on my list.

The second time I was there with a friend and the cafe next door wafted such delicious smells at us that it was hard to resist. (We only did because there was leftover wedding cake waiting at my friends place…)

Mylys, Weidenallee 12, 20357 Hamburg

November 2015 and again in February 2016