Home > Knitting > We went to Schoppel

We went to Schoppel

February 13th, 2013

All knitters are yarn¬†aficionados. Some of us have an affinity for certain weights of yarn others for a particular style of knitting. Fiber content is important to somes and to others, eh? good deal is critical. For sheer fun – you can’t beat Zauberball if you are a sock or lace knitter.

A couple of years ago, Nanawolf (go see Ravelry) and I took an expeditionary drive to Wallhausen on the far side of Crailsheim to check out Schoppel’s outlet at their factory. We had a great time and I brought home more than I could possibly use. The other day I checked the stash and found that I was down to one package of sport weight yarn and a couple of weird lace color combinations.

Accordingly, another field trip was in order. Since yesterday just happened to be Faschingdienstag, two of the women from the Saturday Red Strikkgruppe just happened to be available. In one case, the office was closed. For the other Рno school. And we found lots of pretty things.

We weren’t the only one’s hunting on the bargain shelves. One young woman had a huge shopping bag to fill. Apparently she is the only knitter in the family who lives near the outlet so before she heads home for Easter she had a list from mother, sisters, aunts and various others to fill. I know this because I over head her explaining very patiently for the fourth time over the phone that, yes, she was at the store. But no – they did not have that color in the remainders. Did [fill in the person] want to pay full price? No? Ok then what would they like instead? And around and around.

So anyway, I bought treasures all of which but that at the end are sock weight long color repeat yarns

standard grey/white/black

standard grey/white/black

lovely blues

lovely blues

sunset colors

sunset colors

rainbow

rainbow

royal and darker blues

royal and darker blues

guy browns and tans

guy browns and tans

The other yarn I picked up was worsted weight for a couple of hats & Scarves

worsted weight fall colors

worsted weight fall colors


and the start of the first hat

and the start of a hat

Great day – I think I will go again in May (grin)

Categories: Knitting Tags:
  1. February 14th, 2013 at 21:35 | #1

    Pretty.
    It is too warm to knit here right now…wondering if it will ever be cold again!

  2. February 15th, 2013 at 05:56 | #2

    yes, it will get cool again, right about the time those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are complaining about the heat!

  3. February 15th, 2013 at 20:17 | #3

    I’m in , lets do the May thingy!

Comments are closed.
http://www.proseknitic.de/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=google-analytics-for-wordpress