Since I'll be out of commission for a while (more on that later), I wanted a quick, something-just-for-me trip. So The Husband accompanied me to Pfaffenhofen, Germany to Mecca. Er, Wollmeise.
The lovely Elemmaciltur was there to greet us. He made us delicious coffee and offered us our fill of the chocolate bowl and then, after a brief chat, he stood back and let me shop! And, oh!, the shop...
It was lovely.
This is the blanket that Ravelers made for Claudia to celebrate the opening of the brick and mortar shop.
This is the wall of the 80/20 Twin skeins. I was told that twin is warmer and better not worn directly next to the skin.
More superwash, baskets of Lace and skeins of Fluffy to the right. The pile on the table is my pile of "rejects".
I think even as a non-knitter, as long as you like color, it's a beautiful place to be and just look. There are two very generous sofas on which the non-knitting partner can park their tuchus and read or frown or grouse or chat, whatever. The Husband was quite good, I have to admit.
I was frighteningly restrained and only came way with one skein of lace and, um, a few skeins of 100% and twin for myself. I didn't spend all I had and some of what I spent was for other people. I never even got to the Nobody's Perfect wall...
I was very, very pleased with myself.
With an extra day the day before the shop opened, we walked part of the city - saw the Glockenspiel, the façade of the Residenz (masked with a canvas printed to look like the façade when it isn't being renovated), ate sausages and soup and drank glühwein in the city center while watching the ice skaters and went to the Mucha exhibit at the Hypo Kunsthalle. We even went to the (in)famous Hofbräuhaus, but (on recommendation) we ate at the Weisses Brauhaus.
It was fantastic.
If you ever get the opportunity, go. Trust me. Go.