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.
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.)
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!)
And this. (Yarn in the back of the shop, behind the counter and wrapped in plastics.)
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.)
Hopefully till soon. Many thanks for dropping by!