Meet Sabine Bornemann.
Hand Dyer of gorgeous yarn and yarn shop owner in the Schoenberg Neighborhood –Die Wollnerin .Very close to Winterfeld Platz.
Handcrafted little zipper bags for notions, stitched by another woman (whose name I will add when I get it)
My first trip I bought a single skein of this lucious Alpaca Silk Cashmere and then made a second trip to buy another skein. My last day in Berlin I bought the hand dyed sock yarn of the loveliest merino and a bit of nylon for endurance. On my final day, I took Sabine’s photo as I said I would for the People at Work Series. Thank you Sabine. Your shop is wonderfully inspiring to me.
Looking forward to my return visit in the Spring.
My son-in-law James saw a story about a yarn store on wheels. Here’s the clip on Columbus television. YARNBYRDS,LLC THE YARN TRUCK
James knows I like to knit and enjoy good yarn so this morning he sent me a link from the local paper aticle about Yarnbyrds Columbus Dispatch.
A converted RV is a yarn store? I’m in!
Food Truck craze has inspired a gourmet Yarn Truck. What a wonderful idea.
Found the phone number and called Robin and this evening I was able to go and visit “Birdie” ( the mobile yarn store’s nickname) and make some wonderful gourmet yarn purchases, too.
Here’s Yarnbirds website for details on the delicious yarn and a calendar of where Birdie will be parked, so you can check it out, too! A terrific selection to choose from- I know I’ll be back.
What a cool idea. Here is the owner/ proprietor Robin Richey.
Exterior of Birdie
Robin’s husband Tom did all the LED lighting in the truck and so all the yarn shows in true color which is really important in a yarn store! He’s an electrical engineer.
Robin creates the project bags. There’s jewelry and Drunk Yarn kits for dying.
Today I received a skein of sock yarn in the mail from my friend Joanne. The name of the colorway is beach glass. She sent a little bag of smooth beach glass, too. Here’s the photo I took of the yarn
Here are the photos Joanne emailed to me today.
“Here are a few photos from Lunenburg – such a lovely little town.
The Mariner’s Daughter is the yarn store.
A few street scenes.
Our lunch – mussels with garlic and cream; and a lobster roll.”The Mariner’s Daughter
Upcycled sweater scarves!
Talk about transformation. I never really knew the word UPCYCLED but that’s the term. Makes sense.
These two scarves were created by my friend Suzanne from a couple of tired, holey sweaters in my wardrobe.
Suzanne cuts the sweaters(after she washes them) into pieces and then crochets sock yarn all around with a little or a lot of fancy edging.
I was preparing to mail the green scarf to Laura in Columbus and had my own red scarf in the car on the passenger seat. They looked so good together I took a few photos (before I mailed the green one. No E, I wasn’t driving!)
Last Christmas I sent a couple to friends as gifts. I get a lot of compliments when I am sporting the red one. I fold mine in half and loop the ends through. Cozy!
Old cashmere sweaters that no longer fit or have a couple of moth holes are the softest to make into a scarf but lambswool or merino is nice, too.
Unfortunately photographed with the iPhone instead of the proper lens but still pretty and colorful contrast.
Closeup of detail on the green scarf.
And the red scarf detail
This week’s challenge is a good one for the new year. Have you ever kept a resolution? Hmmmm.
Resolved to-> Eat healthy, exercise more, just exercise some, get organized, read more books etc etc. etc. blah blah blah.
I thought I would choose something manageable. Concrete. Simple. Something i could actually accomplish.
I am not good with resolutions. Keeping them, that is.
The pile of accumulated mail? NAH! Clean out the freezer? the pantry, my closet? NAH Polish the silver? NAH
So I came up with a resolution I think is a good one –
I resolved to not buy any more yarn. Finish all the projects I’ve started. Use all the yarn in the stash.
Does anyone else have this bad habit of starting new projects and not finishing the old ones? I should go around and photograph people’s yarn stashes?
I decided to finish the second sock of the pair I started at least 7 seven years ago. And then Stef helped me out. She sent the guest blog of the retro soup cans on Saturday. And after Maura and Muprhy left to return to Columbus on Sunday I finished the second sock. 24 hours after my resolution.
Now on to the second mitten. The sweater I started that’s in a shopping bag in the bottom of the closet.
Dear La, I love the hand crafted ceramic bowl for the ball of yarn to knit from. Thanks for the great Christmas gift. It is so inspiring.
If you want to see how other bloggers met the challenge, click here
(Above photo with Canon 5D Markii)
and then in 24 hours I finished the second sock see below ( iPhone camera)
The horizontal stripe is not slimming but you get the picture! I actually finished the second sock.