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Love at first sight, that is what I felt for this shawl.

Do you agree? Man, it’s pretty! This triangle shawl is called Recuerdos de infancia which means “childhood memories”. It is designed by the Chilean poet Gabriele Ordenes. You just know it’s going to be good if you see the pattern is designed by a poet! If you’re as in love with this as I am, you can buy the pattern here for $6.

Gabriele also designed this triangle shawl called Flores de invierno which means “Winter’s flowers”.

Buy the pattern here for $6, or buy both shawl patterns for $10. (You can also buy the patterns in Gabriela’s Etsy shop 7Knits.)

Not one for doing things in halves, I bought both patterns because 1) it’s cheaper and 2) I couldn’t choose between the two shawls because they’re both so *&%*$ beautiful! Do you see the intricate detail, the lace effect and pointy edges? Can you imagine draping it around your neck like a scarf, or across your shoulder? I can and I can’t wait to get started!!!

I already know what yarn I’m going to use for my shawl: Zauberball by the German sock yarn specialists Schoppel Wolle.  The reddish brown ball of yarn in the Loop Yarn Shop  advertisements (which you may have seen on the inside cover page of Mollie Makes magazines), is Zauberball.

Now, guess where I’m going to buy my Zaurberball.

Can’t guess?

Well let me tell you: at the Schoppel Wolle head office in Wallhausen! I’m not going to Germany specifically for this shop, although I can’t promise that I wouldn’t have booked the first flight to Germany after having read this blogpost. Hubby is taking me to drive along the Romantic Road next week and we’ll be passing through Wallhausen on our way to the first town on the Romantic Road route, so it’s totally meant to be! The road trip is also my 35th birthday present.

What better way to celebrate a birthday than doing a road trip with my soulmate & best friend, seeing beautiful German villages and stopping to buy yarn along the way?!

Needless to say I will be doing a full report on any and all yarn shops we pass, including of course Schoppel Wolle.

Her Schoppel beware, the British Hooker is on her way. I’ve got an empty suitcase and I’m not afraid to fill it.