Travel · Yarn


Damon likes to go away for his birthday and this year we decided to go to Amsterdam for a change. (We normally go somewhere warm. It wasn’t warm!) 

Damon invited my Mum to come with us. Here we all are on the plane (You can see from the pictures that I take after my Dad!!) 

Our hotel, Hotel Eresthea on the Singel Canal. It was LOVELY!  
Look how pretty the bar is!  

We visited the Palace on Dam Square, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum…  

 Mum and I are both wearing hand knit hats and Damon is wearing a hand knit scarf by our friend Caz! 

We had some lovely meals:   

On our last day Damon went to the Dutch Resistance Museum while Mum and I went to Rembrandt’s house. 

After we’d enjoyed that we went to Stephen West’s co-owned yarn store ‘Stephen & Penelope’ on Neuwe Hoogstraat – I was VERY excited!  
I saw the original Doodler shawl:  

And I made a few judicious purchases!  

Some Malabrigo Rios in colour ways Plomo and English Rose…

To make this cowl. I need to learn brioche stitch first: 

A skein of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in a custom colour way for Stephen & Prnelope called ‘Bike Bell’: 

And two skeins of lace in Delft pottery colours (it seemed appropriate!)  

A perfect trip really! 

10 thoughts on “Amsterdam

  1. We went for our anniversary last year but missed out on that shop! That cowl is pretty special – I’ve never seen anything quite like that stitch before. Love all your purchases, you seem to go for all the colours that I’d pick!

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  2. looks like a fun trip and don’t mind the cold, it gave you all a chance to wear beautiful hand knits! That cowl is incredible – can’t wait until you make it. As for the yarn, love it all but especially those blues – YUM! Hope Damon had a happy birthday! that hotel/bar anf food look like they helped make it a good celebration. 🙂


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