Sunday, June 06, 2010

Daytrip to Denmark

Malmo is situated in the south of Sweden and we have a bridge that connects us to Copenhagen and you can also reach Denmark by ferries between Helsingborg and Helsingör. There is a ticket called "Öresund runt" that allowes you to go by train and bus this trip, once on the ferry and once on the bridge and there are trains on both side of the water. A loot of people who do this trip stops by Lousiana, a famous artcentre between Helsingör and Copenhagen. We where six and we did the yarnstores.
We started at Helsingborg at "Tant Thea" who opened an hour early becourse of us

This shop opened recently and it was my first visit there. A really nice selection of various yarn, I bought a lace yarn from Wales called Fyberspates in a very nice green shade.
After that we took the ferry and had some coffea and danish, newbaked, still warm...
In Helsingör we visited two yarn shops first "Tot og tråd"
Eva looks this happy when she buys yarn:

There we all liked this poncho and had a discussion on why you can´t buy just the pattern, but you have to buy yarn too. We would all accept to pay a larger amount if omitting the yarn. Compare this with sewingpattern there we can collect as many as we like...
Then we went to "Spinneriet" She imitiately offered us coffea and as swedes we never say no to that. "Spinneriet" means "The Spinnery" and part from yarn she sells wools and rowings and in a lot of different breads and colors and combos of fiber

And yes there where som spinningwheels too

I´ve been thinking for a long time to start spinning and one of my knitting friends who was on this trip has offered to teach me so I bought some wool to try on.
The old word for female prison in swedish is "Spinnhuset" meaning "the spinning house" probably a way to keep the inmates occupied...
After Helsingör we went to Copenhagen, we ate on the train due to time pressure and knitted.
In Copenhaguen we visited 3 shops, Wilferts, Garniture and Joruns. Joruns was my favourite and if it wasn´t for the fact that they only accepted "DAN cards" I would have bought some of here shatlandic wool.
Dan cards is a local danish creditcard and it´s more common than one will think that shops only accept it.
It was the first really hot day and we where really tired so I did not take any photos at the last shops.
It seams like all the ladies went to IKEA for the expedit shelves


Anna said...

Det låter som att ni hade en underbar dag! Ligger garnaffärerna i Köpenhamn centralt, förresten? Jag har bara varit i andra garnaffärer på mina köpenhamnsturer...

karin said...

De ligger inte i Centrum, jag tror Joruns låg i Fredrikslund/berg/???
De andra låg nånstans på vägen...det kanske är nån annan som var med som hade bättre koll?

Annika deGroot said...

It sounds like it was a very fun day. I would have gone for the coffee alone! :) You should take up spinning - Tini taught me while I stayed with her last year - and Tuulia Salmela taught me a little too when she was still living in Washington (she has since moved back to Finland). Also - I have a friend in Vermont who has some alpacas...hmmmm...yes. Spinning is in your future. The English term for a woman who spins is "Spinster" - it also means an unmarried woman.

BrusselsSprout_Katharine said...

Ohhh, and this was where the spinning wheel dream really got a boost. (I love these Google word verification terms, and on your blog I tell myself they're real words in Swedish :)--'vigun' is the word this time.)