Friday, August 19, 2005
Knitting in Europe ...
I spent a month last September traveling in Europe. Drove from Northern Italy, Bolzano in the Dolomites to Venice then to Milan and over to Cinque Terra. Then on to Paris. Every chance I had I looked for yarn or knitting shops, unfortunately I found only a few. Then the ones I did find were so expensive I only bought one or two balls of some fab silk ribbon. Luckily I had a great project with me small needles thin yarn so I did knit while traveling. When I got home the project was finished with the added silk ribbon for trim and now when I wear it I always think of Europe.
Then in Paris their yarn shops are brand related. They tend to have only one brand as opposed to our shops who carry all sorts of brands. If you plan a trip be sure to take lots of money. I found all of Europe very expensive. The $8.00 Cappucino topped it off in Paris, and not your Starbucks mega Vente either but a tiny little cup of coffee with a little foam on top.
I still had a wonderful time but for shopping give me the U.S.A. any time.
Here are a few pictures from the trip:
And back home. Venice Beach, California.