L is for LYS
LYS stands for Local Yarn shop, and now finally, I have one too!
Our new LYS opened just after easter and they are a proper
Yarn store, they mostly have Norwegian yarn in all price ranges
and in all colours and types.
They even have my favourite yarn
Drops. But I do think they need a little crochet yarn as well,
just to be a proper proper yarn store.
Today they even had 20% off, so I bought some gourgeous cotton from Drops. I wish I had bought more! But I am being strict with myself and only buying a little. Two out one in still.
Nøste means skein or ball of yarn and fryd means joy which is a super name for a yarn store. Who isn't happy with all that colour and softness to drink in with all you senses?
They have an online store too, and as much as I love online stores and buying without the hassle of people, cues and noises I love stroking the yarn, feeling it's texture, sniffing it, putting colours next to one another and comparing. There is nothing quite like it, choosing yarn and colours for your next project. And then if you need more yarn for your project you can always buy the same online later.
The whole shop has been renovated and it looks stunning,
the wood textures are very Norwegian and very much the trend right now and helps the yarn play the first role.
The store is full of funny little old furniture brimming with yarn of all kinds. I always feel better when I know the owner of a yarn store has a sense of colour style then I know she will be helpful and knowledgeable when choosing colours if you need any help. I want to have a wall just like that in my house with the different wooden planks all over it.
Picture from Nøstefryd
I wish I had one of my own!
It would look good next to my dollhouse bookcase I think.
Just look at all that yarn, the shop isn't big,
but it is full to the brim of lush, delicious,
I think I could work in a yarnshop,
if I could knit that is.
Pictures from Nøstefryd
Picture from Nøstefryd
The owner has stated she wants to have a knitting circle and classes later, I hope she will, maybe I can start something new in my knitting adventure?
She sells some small adorable accessories and patterns and knitting needles and crochet hooks and buttons and stitch markers and kits and everything you would need to start your own knitting adventure.
I love this pink colour, it is so delicate and tender.
I came home with five balls of yarn, oh how I wish I could buy more.
Pictures with Nøstefryd under them are taken from their Facebook with permission by the owner.