Monday, November 12, 2012

International Yarn Shop Review: Storkurinn - Reykjavík

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Although we got back from Iceland last Friday, I wanted to do a post about an adorable local yarn shop we found in 101 Reykjavík, the district where we were staying.  It's called Storkurinn, and it has a great selection of yarns including Icelandic Lopi yarns, Rowan, Malabrigo, Debbie Bliss, Skacel's Schoppel line (of Zauberball fame), and Artesano.  There was also a wall of quilting fabrics, a wall of notions and needles, and a wall of books with lots of Rowan and Debbie Bliss pattern support, as well as a good selection of more well-known English language titles.  Overall, the atmosphere of the store was very quiet and pleasant, and I roamed the shop happily petting yarn for close to an hour between our two trips.

My favorite wall in the place, quite predictably, was the wall in the second and third photos, which had a whole lot of colors of BC Garn's Jaipur Silk Fino, which comes in a range of amazing jewel tones.  Not gonna lie - I ended up buying one more skein when we went back the day before we left.

It's funny how knitters around the world understand each other - as I was getting ready to take these pictures, I asked a woman in front of My Favorite Wall if she would mind stepping back for a moment so I could grab a few pictures.  She smiled knowingly and joked, "Of course, you must get good photos of the yarn!"

Yarn obsession appreciation knows no language or cultural barriers.


So if you're ever in Reykjavík and have a few moments to spare, I'd highly recommend checking out Storkurinn!


sparkle said... you think Smiths will ever look like that? Maybe if I wind the lottery, buy Chuck out and gut the place of carpet and knick knacks........How did you limit yourself to so little yarn?

Cory Ellen Boberg said...

I was pretty impressed with myself! I also managed to not bring home an amazing pair of shoes, but only because they cost the equivalent of 3 Madelinetosh sweaters. And if you win the lottery and buy out Chuck, I'll come be the resident shop blogger/yarn consultant!

Desirae said...

Oh my gosh- amazing! Sounds like an awesome trip. Thanks for posting photos!

kate said...

On your favorite wall - third row, on the right. That chartreuse is calling to me!