I am back! Prague was delightful – a mix of hail, sleet, rain, and snow in addition to one day of sunshine. It was actually nice to see some “normal” winter weather…this 60 degree oddness is not exactly helpful for those of us who want to wear our handknits. But I did manage to bring the flu back with me, something I suspect came from the gentleman next to me that was coughing the entire flight… also not helpful was United’s decision to play the movie Contagion. Really United? That seemed appropriate?
For this trip, I was “asked” or softly “encouraged” to knit a particular cowl for the trip by my fellow travelers. Because neither of them has been subjected to the horror that is dressing alike in a sorority, they thought this was a great idea. I decided to use a mix of Imperial Stock Ranch Columbia 2-ply and Shelter, so that my hat and mittens (made from Shelter and Loft) would coordinate with the cowl. Let’s just say that the cowl came out a little head swallowing. I even cast on fewer than it called for…
So as retaliation, I made my fellow travelers kit the Rosebud hat from Brooklyn Tweed (which I am also wearing in the photo above). This resulted in us all walking around Prague, at varying times, with matching cowls or hats. (Although all three of us never seemed to wear both the cowl and the hat).
To further my angst over this head swallowing cowl, we noticed that head swallowing cowls and scarves seemed to be “in style” in Prague. It appeared that we weren’t the only ones with this particular accessory.
While in Prague, we managed to meet up with a group of knitters that we found randomly on Ravelry. It is so cool to know that you always have someone to meet up with where ever you go, if you just find the knitters. We stitchers, in general, are a very welcoming bunch. The group was a mix of English, French and American knitters, all now living in Prague. We had coffee together and one of them (Eve!) was super helpful in taking us out to a fab restaurant that delivers your beer on a train. It is like conveyor belt sushi (as seen at Tyson’s) but better. She showed us lots of great sights around the city, including this:
We also stumbled upon the most amazing bead shop! The shop Material is mostly a Czech glass shop but due to the demand, they started carrying glass beads as well.
Check out the amazing glass art that hung from the ceiling!
We skipped out of Prague for the day to Kutná Hora to see this sleepy town. The weather produced stunning snowfall that day, which made the sight of this church so much more amazing.
We were really in Kutná Hora to see this crazy church full of bones. The photo below is of the ceiling and chandelier in the church..all made of dead people remains…ie BONES. I mean, who are we to judge? We make cowls out of sheep…
And now I leave you with tote photos from on and around the Charles Bridge.