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PaperGirl
04-19-2007, 01:58 PM
My DH is going to Europe in May for TWO weeks! Lithunaia, Prague, Berlin, and PARIS :pout: and I cant go...

Anyhoo....I begged him to bring me yarn....from Paris.

He looked at me like :?? but agreed....so Im wondering what I may end up with as my present.... :roflhard:

Has anyone bought yarn from other countries? Is there any difference?

KnittingNat
04-19-2007, 02:09 PM
I hope he finds some yarn for you in Paris, because in Prague i never found any. Me and DH went there for our honeymoon last October, it's a beautiful, absolutely wonderful place, but i never saw a single yarn store.
Hope for you he'll find something beautiful to get you :)

iza
04-19-2007, 02:30 PM
Sometimes in France yarn stores are named after the particular brand they sell. So Bergère de France, Phildar, Plassard, Bouton d'or, Anny Blatt, could be good keywords to look for. :teehee:

PaperGirl
04-19-2007, 03:10 PM
Hope for you he'll find something beautiful to get you :)

Im just happy he agreed!

And the funny thing...we think our new truck will be delivered RIGHT before he leaves...just in time for me to take him to tha airport in it. :roflhard:

Jan in CA
04-19-2007, 03:19 PM
Crap, I'd quit my job to go with him! Wait...I don't work anymore. :teehee: Sorry you can't go! Can't wait to see what you get.

PaperGirl
04-20-2007, 10:43 AM
This place is gorgeous! (http://www.phildar.com/les-magasins/magasin.aspx?cp=&ville=Paris&typerech=1&pays=001)

DH told me last night that I needed to *gasp* teach him about yarn, so he didnt bring me home "any crap yarn" (his words) :roflhard:

I found that site this morning, and there are places in Paris..he so desperately wants to bring me something worthy of Paris.

Im so lucky to have him! :heart:

Hes also looking for places around here that I can get Texas grown/bred (?) wool. Since he knows Im sad theres no LYS here.

HamburgKnitter
04-20-2007, 11:33 AM
I can't give you any advice about parisian yarn stores, but I could probably find him a couple of good addresses in Berlin if you want.

PaperGirl
04-20-2007, 12:07 PM
Oh seriously? That would be totally AWESOME! Im not sure how much free time he will have at his destinations, so Im hoping I can find places at every stop he makes.... :muah:

cheesiesmom
04-20-2007, 01:05 PM
Papergirl wrote Hes also looking for places around here that I can get Texas grown/bred (?) wool. Since he knows Im sad theres no LYS here.

While I've never been to Europe, I do shop on line a lot and found this seller who is based in Houston TX. I'm not sure where the wool comes from, but he dyes it himself and the sock merino is fabulous. Soft beyond belief.
www.knitivity.com

HamburgKnitter
04-20-2007, 02:53 PM
Sure! in fact here's a link to a Berlin shop....you can already do some online shopping and pick out a few things. :teehee:

http://wolle.wollkontor.de/

This one's easy: click on "shop" to get to the online shop. And at the bottom of the main page is the address. If you click on "stadtplan" there's a map to the shop.

If you PM me the hotel or the part of town your husband's staying at I can see if there's a yarn shop close by.

kemp
04-20-2007, 04:38 PM
He'll definitely see yarn you can't get here. I was in the best yarn shop ever in Forence, Italy. They had fabulous yarn!

zkimom
04-20-2007, 09:47 PM
I just got back from Paris last Sunday. :inlove: I LOVE PARIS!!! :heart: :heart: However, there aren't a lot of yarn stores. I did manage to get to a couple -- La Droguerie is not far from the Louvre and there is an Annie Blatt store not far from there either. I wandered around and around La Bon Marche where there is supposed to be a Phildar store but I never did find it.

Just so you know, nothing is cheap in Europe at all. The Euro is something like $1.36 in dollars and in London it's $2 American for every Pound Sterling. So, there aren't many bargains.

And really, all the yarn I saw was lovely, but nothing really that you couldn't get in the States or online.

Now, the champagne, the pate and the coffee -- that was another story!

Best,
Susan

Oh dear, I forgot to mention le frommage!