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Old 10-22-2011, 04:11 AM   #11
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Thanks for sharing your pictures and your story!! Keep us updated on your next trip. Santiago is a special, wonderful place and I just had a dream about going there.

Have you read anything by Isabel Allende? I recommend Paula, Eva Luna and the House of the Spirits. She is a Chilean author and niece of the deposed president Salvador Allende. A trip to the national cemetery where he is buried is an interesting day out. The statuary in there is beautiful.

The food is spectacular and Chile also has wonderful wineries, if you like wine. We also toured the houses of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda while we were.

I just loved it!!! I'm so excited for you that you get several chances to go there and learn new skills, see the lovely sites and buy beautiful yarn!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:41 PM   #12
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What a lovely way to start my day, I was sitting here having my morning cup of tea and stumbled across this thread and your wonderful story. Its so refreshing to a hear happy tale about helpful, friendly people. What a blessing to have met someone like Berni and form a friendship in such a unique way, it made me all gushy.
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I think I just had a knittergasm looking at all that yarn and those beautiful colors.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #14
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Hi Debbie,

I'm going to Santiago at the end of the month and have been writing down street/shop names from your post. I'm really looking forward to visiting. Can you tell me the name of the shop where you purchased your lovely needles?
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I just spent two weeks in Santiago, Chile. I got turned around in the subway station ... there was a yarn shop. On the way to a museum ... across the street a yarn shop. A WHOLE street ... yarn shops (Rosas). Local markets and tourist shops ... YARN !

I will write more about my adventure and yarn but for now here are a few pictures. This is a typical shop ... all the yarn is behind a counter and you have to ask to see it ! Not an easy thing when you don't speak Spanish.

I bought the needles in a woodworking shop and the shopkeeper asked if I wanted him to write my name on them ... how cool is that ?
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