Blowin’ in the wind: Back from North Holland

I’m still alive, in case you wondered. After the Edinburgh Yarn Festival I’ve been very busy with a big project at work and then we went on holiday. Thanks for hanging in there.
Loads of exciting things are happening here in Edinburgh with regards to new yarn shops and a couple of cheeky wee projects Jo and I are planning. More on that in the next posts.

I’ve been been in the Netherlands for the past couple of weeks and had a great time exploring Holland on the bicycle. We had some glorious weather, but boy was it it windy at times!
I even found some yarn stores (surprise!).

We stayed 20 miles north of Amsterdam on the outskirts of a small charming town called Edam. We used this as a base from where to plan our various day-trips in the region.

We visited Amsterdam a couple of times and of course one of the first stops was the LYS! After much research I found that there are surprisingly very few yarnstores. In fact, the only true contender is the wonderful Penelope Craft Boutique in Kerk Straat. Malia, who owns the shop, stocks Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Lopi, Cascade, GGH, and much more.
If you are following me on twitter, you might have seen some of these images already.20130620-023717.jpg

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The best souvenir ever: my new bike
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Herengracht
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A basket full of puppies seen in Amsterdam
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On the beach on Texel

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Inย Bergen aan Zee
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Knitting in the garden of our holiday cottage
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Beautiful Edam
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Hoorn Harbour
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About Yarn Pony

I like yarn. A lot. And puppies. I also dye yarn to feed my knitting obession. Together with Jo (http://www.wordpress.bluebluegrey.com) I organise the Edinburgh Yarn Festival (http://www.edinyarnfest.com) Twitter: @yarnpony facebook: YarnPony http://www.yarnpony.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Blowin’ in the wind: Back from North Holland

  1. bluebluegrey says:

    It looks soooo relaxing…Any closer to getting a puppy (or a basketful…)?

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