May 2010; A few months earlier in California: I’m on vacation with my husband. Like every other tourist we visited the hot spots but we also took the chance to visit some yarnshops. Even my husband enjoyed it to find a Yarnshop via navigation system and by the way getting the chance to see discover some lovely creative parts of a town we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. With free WLAN in McDonalds Restaurants and some Hotels I was able to present photos from my purchases to my friends at home via Ravelry and facebook .
And there were really some treasures I haven’t ever seen or even touched before. For example Helen’s Lace which I found at a wonderful shop in Santa Barbara. At home I’ve always dreamed to get some Helens Lace… Or Madelinetosh Prarie, bought at the other lovely Santa Barbara yarnshop. And finally in San Francisco I was in seventh (wooly) heaven, as you can see:
I brought along some treasures for Marion and since then we shared the love for this beautiful yarn and the secrets how to get some. We started sharing advices where or from whom we can get this yarn here in Germany or who can bring along some yarn from holidays or would like to trade something.
A few months later the idea of
was born during a knitmeeting at this terrace in Berlin-Lichtenrade.