Last week I went on a trip to Karlstad. Those hours on the train are perfect for knitting.
And a mitten-knitting is the perfect project to bring on a train.
Even though Karlstad is a place where the sun always shines, the mitten I was making had a rather cold and frosty look – covered in snowflakes.
The yarn I´m using is the same old Cherry Tree Hill – a "potluck" this time.
In Karlstad I stayed at Karlstad Town hotel, where – incidentally – the Beatles also stayed in 1963, the first time they toured Sweden.
But of course I wasn´t so childish that I went and took a picture of the the door to the room where they slept all those years ago.
Well, a fan´s gotta do, what a fan´s gotta do...
I did meet someone else that I also admire a lot. Barbro of Barbro´s knitting.
She was busy knitting socks.
But she also let me feel some of the fibres that she´s using for spinning, like cashmere and baby yak.
And two skeins of Shibuiknits merino sock yarn – it´s always interesting to see a yarn that you´ve only heard about before.
Plus, I came home with this:
It´s the last third of a skein of Wollmeise that Barbro had used for making two lace shawls – and there is still enough left for another small shawl for me! Thank you, Barbro.
I kept patting it all the way home on the train from Karlstad.