For a lot of us, holidays mean holiday yarn.
I’ve travelled a lot this last year. I know I’m super lucky to have so many stamps in my passport, but it’s been wrapped up in a hard time too. The fiancé and I have been in a long distance relationship, and I’ve been living on my own for the first time ever in a difficult city without a big support network. Travel has been a lifeline, as much as a joy. When other people see “holiday” a lot of the time I see “return to a semblance of normality.”
But whatever the reason for all this travel, I’ve hit up a lot of local yarn shops in exotic places.
With all these trips comes a lot of time to contemplate the best way to buy holiday yarn while travelling. I went so far as to make a pros and cons list…
Your pros and cons list might look slightly different to mine. If I’m going to spend more than two days in a new city, I usually try to hit a yarn store. If I’m only there a weekend, I try and hold off… most of the time. Here’s my usual criteria for souvenir yarn:
Have I missed any tips? Tell me in the comments! And remember at the end of the day, it’s the experience that counts.
Stitch markers between each repeat = less chance of sangria-induced mistakes!
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PS – enjoyed this post? I’ve written a bit more about travel!
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