Kristiania, or as most people call it, Oslo, swarms with tourists in the summer. If you’ll be one of them and want to spend your time here visiting yarn shops in between detours to Akershus Fortress, Frogner Park and the ski jump at Holmenkollen, then this new series might be for you. Dear readers, dear detractors, I hear you already — of course you could just as easily find these places on Ravelry or Google or Facebook! But then you’d miss the bad photos and superfluous commentary and the sure-to-be painful-but-amusing attempts to quit yarn in a cold turkey sort of way…
Anyway, our first LYS in the spotlight: Fru Kvist! Open since November 2015 in the city center, it was a wonderful discovery this morning. There’s really no word but ‘cosy’ to describe it — Berit gave me a quick tour of the yarn, offered me a coffee, and then left me to browse all that scrumptious squishiness and array of boooooooks! Lots of places sell yarn in Norway; most of them don’t compel me to linger (although really, who ever wanted to linger in a grocery store?). Sadly, lack of time meant that I had to cut short my visit and I don’t really want to be tempting fate i.e. the latest yarn moratorium by going back any time soon. But I would definitely recommend that YOU check it out, dear reader, especially if you have time and especially funds to spare!
Øvre Slottsgate, 0157 Oslo
tel. +47 93245327
Dalegarn (Dale of Norway — most of the softer yarns and eco-yarns, no Falk or Heilo), Du Store Alpakka, House of Yarn
Join me next week for an equally short summary of my trip to Husfliden! Or somewhere else no less yarny!