I am back from a wonderful trip to Europe. It was a 10 day trip to Germany and Austria. Mainly work but I did manage to trot around for a bit and find a couple of yarn shops.
I tried to meet with the folks from Knitters Uncensored but we ran into a language/train station location glitch and it did not work out. It would have been fun, but oh well!
I had done some online research prior to the trip and I could only come up with one yarn shop in Munich. I sent out several emails and contact info requests with absolutely no response. What I did come up with was well worth it. Wolle Rödel and they gave directions to Ludwig Beck. The first one has it's own brand of yarn and tools the second one is a bit more general needle work.
I was hoping for lace finds but did not run into any. I did get the last issue of the Lena magazine that has three Niebling patterns, all similar but non the less beautiful.
By now I think I have such a wide collection of Niebling patterns that I doubt I will ever get around to knitting them all.
8 skeins of lovely sock yarn!
A full set of crochet hooks with Teflon tips and nice anatomical handles! Those are nice and I had not seen them around here.
The whole works put together.
I also got a Cocoo Clock for DH and a set of great kitchen knives for me!