I’ll spare everyone all the shots I took of Munich and Freising and surrounds, but hey, this is a knitting blog and I’m allowed to post gratuitous shots of knitting, right?
Just around the corner from my hotel I found a shop selling yarn from Bavarian mountain sheep (blended with wool from Spain and New Zealand). Local wool always excites me, and I bought enough to let me replicate one of the traditional jackets. Horn buttons are a requirement, so I bought 9 of those, as well. Add in a skein of a chocolate brown and a skein of grey-brown sock yarn, and I’m set for some serious Bavarian stitching.
And even better luck when in an evening of Bavarian entertainment at the conference I was attending in Freising, one of the musicians allowed me to photograph his sock. He was very amused. I kinneared the other socks, truth be told.
Less traditional, but as amusing or more, was this knit chair cover in a Freising LYS. Fortunately for my budget and my suitcase zipper, they saved me from myself by being closed on the day I had free for roaming the city.
The towers, the statuary, the shop windows of the city dressed for Easter – all were enchanting. But the yarn stores were what made me open my wallet (and struggle to close my suitcase!). It would be fun to go back there with you and increase the US trade deficit a bit more.