So day 1 of our trip to Barcelona. First stop - the yarn shop!
[For those going - get off the Metro at Jaume 1 (yellow line), and walk down C/Argenteria - Brosili 1 is a side street on the left about half way down. If you reach the funky tshirt shop with a donkey on the balcony above then you've gone too far! Closed Mondays and Saturdays]
This is me after my [first] visit clutching some beautiful cotton sock weight yarn with slubby multi-coloured cotton, and some wool/silk sock weight yarn.
The shop was lovely - I had a chat with the woman inside using my Spanish phrase book and K's Castillian, and we managed to piece together a conversation! The yarn selection is a fiesta of colours and there was plenty to keep me going. And so cheap!
It is priced by the kg, and I managed to get 600g of chunky weight deep purple merino yarn, 400g of the slubby cotton, and 400g of the wool/silk sock yarn for 60 euros - which is £41. *gasp*
I'm trying to be excited, but currently my suitcase is lost in limbo and so all this yarn is not mine yet. I wrote an enormous emotion-filled post last night about the whole affair, but today am going to [try to] be zen and say that while 3 days have past and no airport has yet found any evidence of the existence of my suitcase, there is still hope ...
Moving swiftly on before I cry again ....
I of course required a second visit to Barcelana - mental shopping made me realise that there was more that I needed. It is definately worth a visit - although there is quite a lot of [lovely] acrylic, and I could only get either sock weight or chunky weight yarns when I went.
Absolutely beautiful as they were, at the cheap prices, if they had stocked a DK/Aran weight yarn I would have bought enough for a jumper. The colourways of pretty much everything was fantastic - I love lively colours, and they stocked it in abundance, as you can see from the photos. In cotton, silk, merino, wool [sheep and goat].
And there was a cool bead shop in Barri Gothic, [can't rememer quite where, just off La Rambles though] - although prices were comparable to here.
The textile musuem wasn't 'wow' but the gift shop had a funky range of buttons at average prices.