TAG | gotlandwool

Jan/14

22

a fairytaleweekend part 2

On Saturday we had planned to go to my most favourite shop of Sweden: Indiska, They import all kind of special made items from India for Swedish people. When i was at the counter I saw this "thing" hanging behind the seller.. and I really felt like I wanted to own that thing for in my own kitchen...  But what was its price and would it fit into my suitcase??? So I asked for the price. It was exactly the amount of money I got from my family and friends for my birthday!!  But then second doubt, would it fit???? I found it hard to tell, but descided to find a way. maybee ship it if no other possibility... 

So paid for it and they packed it..... looked like this:  

Back to  Esther's house: 

 

 

There I found out the item  I bought was way too huge for my suitcase :(  A pity, but then I had another reason to drive to Sweden with the whole family as soon as posible.. Probably nexty vacation or so. After a really nice dinner we started felting as I always felt things to sell, I now wanted to make something for myself, as a souvenir, so to say. Plus I forgot  tp pack my gloves so one and one makes two and I felted myself a pair of gloves. Same colors as my slippers and hat

  gloves, felted, vilt, viltalakim  

When we stopped it was after midnight already, time flies while having a good time. 

On Sunday morning we overslept, duh ;-)  So skipped our snow walk but were stil on time to buy new gotland wool.  Had to drive for few minutes to get there. There is the sign to her place: Hanninge

   

And her house, Isn't it a beauty?   

      

We went into the barn where the carding machine was. They take it apart 3 times a year if i stil remember it correct, to get it oiled again, 

As I really love to felt with this wool I bought 3kg light brown and one kg of white. So soft and felts super! Plus I know where it is coming from. Here on the next picture the lady and me  plus one kg of wool. "Tack!" for the bottle of soap she also gave me. I will be surely come back. 

    

Back at Esther's place I started packing the wool in special bags. Wool is not heavy, but can be very volumnious. Before: 

gotland wool,

And after closing the bag and vaccuum the air out of it, it looked like this: 

gotlandwool

   Now it fitted in my suitcase! :)  Off to the trainstation as not time to lose, it stil was snowing and snowdunes were on the road. We made it safely and while we waited fro the train we cheered ourselves up by taking this picture in front of that advertisement  guy. Saying goodbbye is never fun... but as my parcel is stil in at her place I do have one more good reason to go back there soon  again.

A last picture in Sweden, I took when the train was standing stil ( for 30 minutes!!!) While they were removing the ice and snow from the track. Made me nervous... had to catch a plane in Copenhagen. 

But I made it, even had time to eat before I had to board. 

One hour later I landed in Dusseldorf, Where my husband and kids were waiting for me. arrived at home at 22.00h. Amazing it just took 5-6 hrs in total. 

It was a wonderful weekend . Thank you for hosting me dear Esther! <3

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