I had to do something to keep me occupied through winter, so, I started knitting (and blogging). Oulu was a great place to start knitting (and maybe blogging too) because so many people knit there. It almost feels like a normal thing to do. And where there are knitters, there are places to buy knitting supplies. If you want see-through glittery knitting needles (no jokes) you can get them from the specialty shop.
My favorite knitting shop in Oulu is called Lankamaailma which is found on Saaristonkatu 27, Oulu (Facebook page here)
It’s got more colours of wool than you knew colours existed and more combinations of colours than you thought were possible. They have a wide price range and there are often sales which is great for African-student me. What’s more, they don’t just sell wool, but also all other types of cottons and whatnot people knit and crochet with (and those see-through glitter needles I was talking about earlier).