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I'm not lost, I just don't know where I'm going.
But I'm determined to enjoy the journey.
I don't suffer from yarn lust. I enjoy every moment of it. 
2nd-Mar-2009 19:30
Ninja of the Night

My bank account balance might disagree, though. So, today I accompanied my grandmother to Bergen. While she was at the eye doctor, I went yarn shopping. To my great disappointment, one of the yarn stores I had looked up on ravelry turned out to have been shut down "a few months ago" according to someone I asked. That still left me with three yarn stores, and I visited two of them, and bought lots of yarns and a few needles. Wow, addi circulars are inexpensive here. The buzz on ravelry makes it seem like they're some kind of luxury item (and I have a few from before, they really are lovely to work with), but the price at the one store I found them was actually lower than most circular needles I've seen for sale in Norway. So tomorrow I'll be photographing my new yarn and adding it to my stash, when I should be cleaning the house so I won't be completely embarrassed when my aunt comes by to feed the cat while I'm gone. Leaving on Wednesday and returning the next Wednesday. Will have some net access here and there along the way, of course, but given the circumstances, it's unlikely I'll spend half as much time online as I normally do.
2nd-Mar-2009 19:00 (UTC)
Hooray for yarn stores! I can't wait to see what yarns you got!

Addis! They are licensed in the US by a company that has exclusive rights to redistribute them here. They're marketed as... Addi Turbos here, and Addi Premiums everywhere else. There's no difference in the needles, but they cost 3-4 times as much in the States as anywhere else. I haven't convinced myself that I need a pair, yet, but I hear they're wonderful!

Have a lovely trip!
2nd-Mar-2009 20:26 (UTC)
We should do a swap sometime. I can supply you with low-cost addis, and you can get me some stuff from places that won't ship internationally, like knitpicks. Though, there is one store in Oslo that carries some knitpicks products, I'll have to check what they have while I pass through on my way to Sweden.
2nd-Mar-2009 22:06 (UTC)
A swap would be fun if you don't find what you're looking for!
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