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#46200 - 02/22/01 02:22 PM Buying yarn (wool, etc.) in/around Madrid?
taravb Offline
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Registered: 02/22/01
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Hi--
Whenever I travel in Europe, I like to buy enough yarn to make a sweater, which I can then knit as I am traveling (in the car, on trains, etc.). I would like to find some in Madrid, Avila, Salamanca, Segovia, or Toledo. I have checked some of the online yellow pages, but searches for "lana" get me lots of manufacturers, etc. And I can't tell anything about the shops--good quality, poor quality?

I know it's an odd request, but it has been such fun in Italy and Germany, and has become a tradition/quest!

If El Corte Ingles has yarn, that would be good to know too.

Thanks! Only a week to go before I get to (finally, after my long love affair with all things Spanish and all the places I have been there!) introduce my husband to SPAIN!
Tara

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#46201 - 02/23/01 12:22 AM Re: Buying yarn (wool, etc.) in/around Madrid?
nevado Offline
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Registered: 06/11/00
Posts: 620
Try Plaza Pontejos off of Puerta del Sol. There are several fabric/notion shops which are fun to browse. There's also El Gato Negro on c/Sal (I think) right off the Plaza Mayor (walking toward Sol). They have yarn as well.

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#46202 - 02/23/01 07:10 PM Re: Buying yarn (wool, etc.) in/around Madrid?
taravb Offline
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Registered: 02/22/01
Posts: 743
Loc: Ames, Iowa, USA
Hi, nevado--
That sounds perfect--thank you! I can't wait to wander around Madrid next week!
Tara

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