knitters’ party at Wolbeest (the ice cream parlour LYS)

Yesterday there was a knitters’ party at Het Wolbeest, the LYS plus ice cream parlour I’ve told you about before:

Wool studio Het Wolbeest and Italian handmade ice cream parlour Da Giovanni in Swalmen. Such a splendid combination!

In the back there’s a big wool studio for (felting) workshops and outside there’s a rest area where we sat knitting and eating cake:

Sock madness in the wild:

That Fabel sock at the bottom is a Symphony Socks competing for the last two spots on its team. Knit knit knit!

Het Wolbeest dyes some spectacular self striping yarn and makes a mean “arretjescake“, a typical Dutch, no-bake chocolate cake:

Another one of her self striping yarns, with a solid mini for cuffs, heels and toes. This one is called Cheshire cat:

I chose a non-striping yarn in colours that made me drool for ice cream with cherries and forest berries:

Wolbeest’ amazing felted teapot cosy!

It was a lovely day and my skein is already on the skein holder to become a Shelly Cloche by Devon Finney:


Yes, a lovely day. The ice cream was delicious! I ate it with such attention that I forgot to take a picture for you. Will have to return and try again.

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Weird Wool Wednesday: “bolletje ijs, bolletje wol”

bolletje ijs, bolletje wol. IJssalon Swalmen Wolbeest

bolletje ijs, bolletje wol. IJssalon Swalmen Wolbeest

bolletje ijs, bolletje wol. IJssalon Swalmen Wolbeest

Ice cream shop Da Giovanni in Swalmen, the Netherlands, sells both quality ice cream and quality knitting yarn. A genius combination!


Go on, how many “bolletjes” would you like to have?

“Bolletje” means “little ball” in Dutch and is typically used for yarn, ice cream, bread, a child’s head, a cat’s head and young birds.
Something dear to hold in your hand and coo at:

bolletje ijs, bolletje wol. IJssalon Swalmen Wolbeest
Awww, you’re so pretty… yes you are, you are…