Thursday, January 30

Yarning in Thailand

Hello!

My solid granny squares are beginning to pile up. Too many for a bag. I'm thinking a small blanket instead? (I'm rather partial to blankets as you might know...) As that pile of squares is growing - like my other work in progress (the shawl) - my travel yarn stash begins to decrease rapidly. Too rapidly.

Anyway, time to explore the yarn shops of Chiang Mai. It took me a while to find them, but I did. In China Town.

ByHaafner, yarn, Thailand












ByHaafner, yarn, Thailand













These colours are not edited. Can you imagine: the shop was quite dark, but still there was this unexptected colour explosion. Don't you just love it? I did... I didn't buy anything, since they were all acrylics, and I really would like some nice, preferably local, cotton. BTW, it was the first time I saw acrylics in skeins, I'm used to acrylics in balls. (And the skeins were rather huge too.)

ByHaafner, yarn, Thailand





















However, the vast majority of the yarn sold here is acrylic. Which I often use myself, but I didn't really like most of what I came across. By the way, the way the shop above displayed it stocks in a quite unusual way. Far more usual around here is this... (This was actually the first yarn shop I came across, by accident. I got hopelessly lost while cycling through town and suddenly saw these huge bags filled to the brim with yarn. I almost squealed. Ha!)

ByHaafner, yarn, Thailand

ByHaafner, yarn, Thailand















And this. (Yarn in the back of the shop, behind the counter and wrapped in plastics.)

ByHaafner, yarn, Thailand

Oh dear, I wanted to show you some not yarny stuff as well, but it's getting late already. Next time! I'll end  this post with some crochet - which seems much more popular here then knitting. (Apologies for the bad quality of the picture.)

ByHaafner, crochet edging, Thailand

Hopefully till soon. Many thanks for dropping by!
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14 comments:

  1. these yarn shops remind me of the ones I used to browse while in Egypt, some years ago!!!!! ;oD
    Good luck in your search for cotton, xxxxxx Ale

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    1. Ah yes, I can imagine the ones in Egypt are somewhat similar!
      Thanks!

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  2. Great pictures, this is almost crochet heaven!

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  3. The difficulty is to choose...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  4. You are a fine reporter. Please do not give into a purchase of acrylic yarn. Do hold out for cotton!

    I am looking forward to seeing your next posts "from the road."

    xo

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  5. Really enjoyed your post. Those bags remind me of when I was a child and I used to go hunting for yarn with my gran. The colours look amazing when placed together like this, don't they? I can't wait to see some of your crochet work. jx

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    1. What a lovely memory... Thanks for sharing!
      The colours are amazing indeed...

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  6. Great pics....yeah I'd stay away from the acrylic...such an odd choice of material in a hot country...cotton all the way I'd say. Vx

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    1. Yeah - and meanwhile I succeeded in my cotton hunt. :-)

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