A surprise from Denmark

Early birthday presents

It was with quite a bit of delight when during last week’s insane time of freelancing and illness, a parcel popped in through my letterbox. It was from my dear friend Dorte in Copenhagen, an early birthday present. Every year, I send her a package full of tea, as you apparently cannot find plain breakfast tea in Denmark (PG Tips as a luxury import!). I posted her parcel as a rather late birthday present; and got an unexpected and early gift in return!

A curious colour

Dorte sent me a hank of yarn which was produced, from sheep to skein, in a village close to where she grew up. It is the most curious colour, in between green and grey. The texture is slightly coarse, with a long staple, and not too dissimilar from the previous Danish yarn that I bought when I visited her in Copenhagen last year. (Alas, still not knitted up…)

Hand wound

Just one skein, so I managed to wind it up without too much fuss. Now to ponder on what to make with it, since there was no indication of the yardage. A hat is the obvious answer, but I’d really like to squeeze a pair of autumn gloves out of it. Any suggestions?


  1. if the two Danish yarns are of similar weight, perhaps make a stranded pair of gloves? both shades are beautiful :)

    1. Unfortunately this one is much heavier than my other Danish yarn. Stranding is a good idea though, I may have to search for a British-available companion yarn!

  2. How lovely! And I finally learned what PG Tips was since I’ve been dating a Brit! He brought a box home for me in December, and I’ve been determined to join the Cuppa Club ever since! ;)

    1. Haha brilliant. PG Tips is actually quite average, get him to bring over a big box of Yorkshire Tea next time, it’s far superior! Also, more expensive but delicious is Clipper Organic English Breakfast Tea.

      1. Ooh, thank you so much for the recommendations! I’ll definitely pass them along to him for when he goes to England again. :)

        1. You’re welcome! Always good to have a cross-cultural food exchange.

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