Travelling Yarn Purchases

Though I knew there’s be little time for crafty stuff while overseas, I was determined that I’d at least get to one yarn store. So during a couple of free days in London we headed to Loop, where I’d been told I could find the much-adored Wollmeise sock yarn. And sure enough, there it was, along with a few other famous sock yarns and one I hadn’t heard of before. So I bought one of each:

From left to right: Dye for Yarn, Rohrspatz & Wollmeise, Madelinetosh and Malabrigo.

Which I then had the shop post home for me. Though I wanted to keep and pat them, I was hauling my suitcase around Europe and, what with the back problems I have, needed it to be as light as possible. I had a sock in progress, which was going so slowly that I knew there was no danger of me running out of knitting to do.

Later, in Germany, I stumbled on a yarn store in a subterranean mall. Though it didn’t stock any much fancier than Regia, the prices were too good to resist. And I like a good sturdy, reliably machine washable yarn to knit men’s socks out of.

Regia and two yarns by Wolle Rodel.

This lot got stuffed inside shoes and a hat, because we’d were going home not long after.

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  1. I love Regia! It is sad how hard it is to find here in California, Organic hand-dyed? Yep! Sturdy machine washable? Not so much.

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