Knitting dispatches from abroad
Our foreign correspondent here at the knitblog, proprietrix of nobody’s doll and a knitter herself, just got back from a trip to China. She knitted this message into a test swatch and sent it by way of seafaring silk traders. Ok, I made that up. She emailed me:
…everywhere we went in China, I saw women knitting! The old women waiting for buses or standing around gossiping in klatches, the young women watching their shop stalls — there are knitters EVERYWHERE in China. I was surprised when I saw the first yarn shop in Beijing — I didn’t really associate knitting with East Asia — but then I started seeing yarn shops all over, and knitting women on every corner. (They all knit in the round, on four double-pointeds.) It was unexpected and delightful.
There you have it. Knitting in China. Back to you, Tom Brokaw.
I’m in Beijing right now and can’t find the yarn shops! If you have any locations, please tell me!
I’m going to Beijing in Oct. Any yarn shop recommendations?
I’m leaving first of November for Beijing. Can anyone give me names of yarn shops, please.
Hi, I’m going to Beijing this year & would love the addresses or details of any yarn/knitting shops please. Thank you.