Wolle aus Köln!
I went to a fabulous yarn shop when I went to Cologne for a short trip. The shop is owned and run by Daniela Johannsenová, the maker of the Secret Knitting podcast. I heard about it through Cast-on and remembered that the podcaster had a yarn shop in Cologne. So, I thought I would give it a shot. I am really glad I did!
I entered as soon as it opened and was greeted by Daniela upon entering. She started in German but after my confused look, switched to English. She asked if she could help me with anything and then proceeded to describe her stock. She was so helpful! She has a lot of yarns that are not easy to find in Amsterdam... Afterwards, she offered me a cup of coffee, and we sat at her sofa and knit and chatted. Very pleasant. The following afternoon, I went back (the day was so hot and I needed a rest after spending the morning and early afternoon walking around). There two other knitters (in addition to Daniela) just sitting, knitting, drinking, and chatting. I wish we had such a lovely, cozy and welcoming yarn shop in Amsterdam! I bought two hanks of lovely alpaca (one light grey, one blue--a color-stranded vest was my plan...) despite not needing any more yarn... But I thought that I should support such a nice shop... Who knows, I might go again!
Here is the website of the shop: Maschenkunst. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!