Bobbi our SP10 hostess has set up a new blog contest that really isn't very easy even though there is no right answers!
With the weather turning warmer, many of you are thinking of traveling (though some of you have just returned, you can play along). 1) What do you pack to knit? and 2) What do you hope to shop for?
1) We are going to Norwy in the end of july so there is plenty of time left for deciding what to bring. I have two major projects on my mind.
The most interesting one is some kind of sweater (have to find a nice pattern) made from homedyed yarn. I am in the middle of planning the whole thing (with lots of help from my Secret Pal). So far I have the yarn (800 g of peruvian off white wool 100m/100g) and I have manged to get some foodcolours: red, yellow, green and orange. However, blue seem to be difficult to get -it might even be impossible to get here in DK due to the strictness of foodadditives. I might just try the ones I have for fun and move on to acid colours which will probably be better at providing me with the colours I prefer. I know I end up with tons of mixes when I try to make nice colours for the kids to paint with and I am pretty sure this won't be easier!
Apart from the homedyed yarn I'll probably bring some of the mohair I bought last month and make another sweater -with stribes (which I usually avoids) using the blues and green.
2) Norway isn't famous for it's yarn. I have heard it is pretty expensive and that norwegian often bye their yarn in Denmark. Besides, I doubt there will be any yarn stores where we are going!!
Assume that you will be gone for ten days to someplace "foreign" that is known for having great knitting locations. (Bonus: Where would you go on a "knitting holiday"?)
This queation just make me realise I don't know much about foreign knitting locations! The best location I can think of is anywhere with good friends and family next to me :-)