Monday, May 14, 2012

Yarn shopping in Venice

Yarn shopping in Venice
I like a good yarn hunt as much as the next person but I hadn't expected to bring back any yarn from Italy because I suspected I wouldn't have time to break away from the tour. I found a few skeins of basic sock yarn in a department store during a day trip to Switzerland. It was satisfying enough but I was curious to see how Italian knitters roll with their local yarn shops.
Happily - during a free afternoon in Venice, I spied a lovely bowl of yarn in the window of a dear shop called lellabella. The store is packed with beautiful yarns and uber-chic scarves - I could have spent a long long time in there pondering an alternate life with an Italian stash and a closet stuffed with new pashminas. In the end, I picked up two skeins of pretty laceweight cashmere. 

 Nice, right? They remind me of the canal waters slipping beneath Venice's caramel coloured bridges.


Lynn One, Purl Two said...

So pretty! What a great find!

Cherryeyes said...

This is a great way to select yarns, Tara - so that they remind you of the very place you bought them. Way to marry the world traveler with the knitter! Looking forward to more images in the blog. xov

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