First I went to see family in Düsseldorf, Germany and of course looked up two knitting stores which were recommended to me by fellow raveller Birgit.
"Woll-Duo" in Düsseldorf Derendorf on Scharnhorststr 16 is a treasure trove with an abundance of choices. They carry many different yarns including German yarn which seems a bit hard to find in other stores. They provide friendly knowledgeable service. I picked out some Unisono by Zitron for my friend Bobbi and it turns out to be the perfect match to the Pagewood Farms Denali in Marine Girls to work on her Daybreak shawl by Stephen West.
|Wolle und Schönes|
The other store, "Wolle und Schönes" in Düsseldorf Flingern on Lindenstr 219 is more roomy even with outside seating. Aperfect place for classes and get-togethers. The choice of yarn is somewhat limited to Lana Grossa, but you can find the right yarn for your project.
Since I had a lay-over in Italy I had the awesome experience of flying over the alps TWICE!
After returning home and getting over my jet-lag it was time to start Spring Classes at A. L. Stickle. It's been very nice meeting a couple of new people!
Finally, on the last Saturday in April, I had a small gathering at my house. The inspiration was taken from Judy whom I met last May during just such a friendly get together at her house in New Paltz.
Since I have been giving knitting lessons I have met a number of nice ladies and gentlemen I like to stay in touch with. Since a teacher by definition is someone you will need only until you yourself have mastered what is taught, I wanted to have the opportunity to meet again and catch up with each other. We had fun knitting, chatting and relaxing. Fresh scones (my Mother-in-Law's recipe), German chocolates, Düsseldorf mustard (!) and goodie bags added to the fun and I am determined to host these get-togethers at least once or twice a year. So, keep posted and try to make it next time :)