You should’ve seen my boyfriend’s face last year when I decided to buy some yarn while we were in Madrid. He couldn’t understand why on earth I needed to buy more, especially when 1) I had loads at home, 2) I could get yarn in London and 3) our hand luggage was already fully packed with goodies. However, I somehow managed to make the case as it was super-cheap (1 euro a skein) and I had one of my “twisted” ideas in mind: to buy yarn from cities we visited so I could craft something that would remind us of our holidays/weekends away.
When my friend Nerea took me yarn shopping in Madrid I couldn’t resist the temptation to buy these beauties.
I didn’t follow a specific pattern, but wanted to play with the colours as I crocheted along.
I decided to use a 5mm hook instead of the recommended 4mm one so it would be a bit loose.
I ran out of yarn sooner than I expected… so I decided the blanket would have to do as a sofa-nap-blanket.
Here is my lovely David taking a siesta with our Madrid blanket.
Do you feel the urge to buy yarn while travelling? Do you crochet souvenirs of the places you visit?
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