Trammel and I spent the last week and a half in Europe, mainly for the Handerbeit & Hobby show that takes place every year in Cologne, Germany. It's an amazing show that attracts yarn shop buyers and knitwear designers from all over Europe and beyond. We started off the trip in London and spent 2 days there before heading to Germany. Last but not least, we took a mini 3 day vacation in Paris. Here's a mini recap in photos!
In London, I visited the shop Loop which is a MUST see if you're ever in London. It's full of the best yarns and ideas. Susan Cropper, the shop owner there, was the first person to ever buy Knit Collage yarns so Loop has a special place in my heart too.
Their newest book is just out! I got to see the finished samples in person at Loop- they are stunning. For more info or to purchase the book, visit the Loop website here.
Next, we took the train up to Suffolk to visit the shop Half Penny Home. It's situated not far from London but feels like worlds away, and is set in the beautiful countryside. This is the entrance to the shop with the owner, Nicola- so cute!
Fabulous prayer flags made with our yarn in the shop!
Adorable, adorable tea kettle cozy knit in our yarns! We're hoping to have this pattern at some point soon too :)
Our teeny booth at the H+H tradeshow. We split it with Artyarns which was lots of fun!
The owner of an amazing shop in Holland, Schouten Handwerken, and I. They ordered after a year of thinking about it, yay!
2 Polish gals came wearing our yarn, love love love!
Barbara, the owner of Dibadu, a German shop in her 'Summer of Love' scarf using our Sugar Magnolia. Overall it was a fantastic show for us and I can't wait to ship out to more shops all across Europe.
Last but not least, a few pics from Paris. I shot this while running along the Seine on our last morning. That's Notre Dame in the distance. I think Paris might be my favorite place to run, no hills and gorgeous scenery.
The weather was amazing, just the perfect time of year to be there!
Of course we had lots of wine! Perfect end to a great trip!