Finding a Yarn Store

I found an adorable yarn store, although I can’t promise I’ll be able to find it again. I found it while out on a bike ride through town. I was looking for either liquor or some good looking pastries, so I was just wandering around. I’m still not sure what kind of store sells liquor here. But anyways, I had stopped for some other reason, turned my head and was looking into a yarn store with an elderly couple in it. They looked confused about why I was staring, they couldn’t imagine how excited I was to stumble upon it!

So I locked my bike and went in. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular. They didn’t speak ANY English as so many elderly people here cannot. I tried to tell them I knit by making the knitting motion, but they thought that mean I need needles. She kept trying to ask me what number needle I wanted by repeating “one, two, three…” which is apparently the only English she knew so she was really excited to use it. I couldn’t explain that I just wanted some yarn so I kind of just stepped behind the counter and started looking at the different kinds. I found some 50% merino 50% acrylic yarn in a beautiful mint color that I decided to buy. I just grabbed two as I didn’t know how expensive yarn is around here. It ended up being 5 euros, much cheaper than the same yarn would be in America, so I will definitely be going back!

I tried to explain that I wanted to take a picture for my knitting website, but they had no idea what I was doing so I think she felt really uncomfortable I was taking their picture. Oh well! Hopefully I know more Italian by the time I go back.

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4 thoughts on “Finding a Yarn Store

  1. This is so Italian. I found three yarns stores in Italy and all were like this – yarn under glass or behind the counter – no touching! Though the Italians were always helpful and happy to see me. In Italian, to knit is “fare la maglia” and wool is “llana.” Take a pic of what you knit.

  2. I’ve never been to Italy but my late hubby’s family were Abruzzesi – froim Tocca Di Casauria which is quite near Pescara apparently [ although Hubby was actually born in France ]

    • Yes that’s very close! I’m actually headed to Teramo for the weekend so I can get to know the countryside, there are so many adorable castle towns in the hills here.

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