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Det var ikke kun de fine museer og landskaber, der var attraktionen i Edinburgh. Det lykkedes mig nemlig at finde og nyde en af byens gode garnbutikker. Jeg havde læst om nogle af butikkerne på Karies blog og var fast besluttet på at finde mindst en og få kigget (læs: gramset) på noget skotsk garn.

I wasn’t only interested in the interesting museums and the beautiful landscapes on our recent visit to Edinburgh. I had a mission, and succeeded, in finding and enjoying one of the city’s yarn shops. I had read about some of them on Karie’s blog, and was determined to find at least one and get a chance to look at (i.e. pet) some Scottish yarn.

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Jeg valgte at gå efter Kathy’s Knits, der lå i en behagelig afstand fra, hvor vi boede, og jeg fortrød ikke valget. Butikken har et ret fantastisk udvalg af forskellige britiske garnmærker og rigtig mange spændende bøger. Jeg faldt lidt i snak med den søde kvinde, der stod i butikken den dag, og det viste sig, at det var Lucy Hague, som har lavet en ganske vidunderlig bog med de mest fantastiske sjaler med snoninger inspireret af keltiske mønstre. Hendes bog var jeg selvfølgelig nødt til at købe, og Lucy var sød nok til ikke blot at signere den for mig, men også stille op til et foto til bloggen.

I chose to aim for Kathy’s Knits, which was situated reasonably close to where we were staying, and I didn’t regret my choice. The shop has a fantastic selection of British yarns, and a multitude of interesting books. I chatted quite a bit with the lovely lady, who took care of the shop on that day, and it turned out that she was no other than Lucy Hague, who has written and absolutely wonderful book with the most amazing shawls with cables inspired by traditional celtic patterns. I absolutely had to buy the book, and Lucy was kind enough to not only sign it for me, but to pose for a photo for the blog as well. Thank you, Lucy, it was a pleasure speaking with you.

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Jeg brugte temmelig lang tid på at beslutte mig for, hvilket garn jeg skulle have med hjem (løsningen med en af hver var fristende, men alligevel en smule for dyr). Men valget faldt på 6 fed af Dovestone fra baa ram ewe, forhåbentlig nok til en cardigan til mig selv. Jeg måtte også have en enkelt bog mere, nemlig “Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook” af Felicity Ford. Jeg følger Felicity på flere sociale medier og er meget inspireret af hende, så en metodebog om flerfarvestrik var helt perfekt.

I ended up spending a rather long time in the shop dithering between this yarn and that and trying to decide what to buy (the solution of picking “one of each” was tempting, but unfortunately not an option). The choice ended up being 6 hanks of Dovestone from baa ram ewe, hopefully they will be enough for a cardigan for myself. I also had to have another book, the “Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook” by Felicity Ford. I am quite inspired by Felicity’s work, so a sourcebook on picking colours for stranded knitting was just perfect.

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Det var en stor fornøjelse at besøge Kathy’s Knits, og oplevelsen kan absolut anbefales.

It was a huge pleasure to visit Kathy’s Knits, and the experience is highly recommendable.

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