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Knitting on the Norte

dnaleonard

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Camino(s) past & future
One Camino Or The Other (Feb/March 2020)
One last question before I am on my way. Are there any knitters (or non-knitters!) who have found yarn shops along the Norte? There are so many on this forum that know so much, maybe some of you are knitters too!
 

OzAnnie

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'CP, Frances,Norte,Salv/prim;Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, Vdlp 2019>Táb/ Prt Levante 2020
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I had a memory that @Kiwi-family likes to knit .

Check out link to post by kiwi family

Also @Moorwalker and others in this link to what luxury items people carry on the camino

Refer post #82. And #21. Possibly more

If they haven’t actually mentioned the Norte - I’m thinking that Kiwi-family might know the answer anyway.
 

Moorwalker

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Camino(s) past & future
The Saint's Way, Cornwall
One last question before I am on my way. Are there any knitters (or non-knitters!) who have found yarn shops along the Norte? There are so many on this forum that know so much, maybe some of you are knitters too!
I'm a knitter but I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question. I've found yarn stores in Seville and Barcelona so I'd be very surprised if larger towns didn't have yarn stores. I like knitting socks partly because carrying enough yarn for a pair weighs 100g or so, and a set of double-pointed needles are small enough to fit into a pocket.

Edited because my fingers appear not to know how to spell today.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Im not a knitter, but anyone traveling by plane would definately have to keep their knitting needles down in the hold...I once had a plastic knife with a rounded tip from a fast food restaurant confiscated from my backpack at the airport.
 

Moorwalker

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Camino(s) past & future
The Saint's Way, Cornwall
Im not a knitter, but anyone traveling by plane would definately have to keep their knitting needles down in the hold...I once had a plastic knife with a rounded tip from a fast food restaurant confiscated from my backpack at the airport.
That's not generally true any longer. Most airlines now permit knitting needles, especially if you use circulars or small DPNs. I haven't had any problems at all for some years now, although I always put a safety line through the last row of stitches just in case they get funny about it and i have to dump my needles.
 

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dnaleonard

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Camino(s) past & future
One Camino Or The Other (Feb/March 2020)
I'm a knitter but I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question. I've found yarn stores in Seville and Barcelona so I'd be very surprised if larger towns didn't have yarn stores. I like knitting socks partly because carrying enough yarn for a pair weighs 100g or so, and a set of double-pointed needles are small enough to fit into a pocket.

Edited because my fingers appear not to know how to spell today.
That's great. I am hoping to find some little village shops along the way. It's fun to knit things up with trip yarn. Great memories!
 

dnaleonard

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Camino(s) past & future
One Camino Or The Other (Feb/March 2020)
Im not a knitter, but anyone traveling by plane would definately have to keep their knitting needles down in the hold...I once had a plastic knife with a rounded tip from a fast food restaurant confiscated from my backpack at the airport.
I don't want to jinx myself, but I have had great luck flying with my needles with the exception of my flight to NYC a couple of weeks after 9/11. I get some of my best knitting done on airplanes. I don't dread the long haul flights so much when I make such good progress on a project!
 

dnaleonard

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Camino(s) past & future
One Camino Or The Other (Feb/March 2020)
That's not generally true any longer. Most airlines now permit knitting needles, especially if you use circulars or small DPNs. I haven't had any problems at all for some years now, although I always put a safety line through the last row of stitches just in case they get funny about it and i have to dump my needles.
Ahh, a lifeline is a great idea!
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I don't want to jinx myself, but I have had great luck flying with my needles with the exception of my flight to NYC a couple of weeks after 9/11. I get some of my best knitting done on airplanes. I don't dread the long haul flights so much when I make such good progress on a project!
Maybe I'll try bringing my collapsed hiking poles again next time and include a ball of yarn...that may just do the trick! 😉
 

Kiwi-family

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Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
I’m sorry I can’t answer your question about the Norte from experience and I don’t have time right now to do what I’ve done for other routes I’ve been on (but you can try it)....google yarn shop + name of town.
Like some of the other knitters I take a ball of sock yarn and circulars from home. I have also been known to buy yarn for a “camino blanket” in Santiago and Madrid post-walking.
 

dnaleonard

Member
Camino(s) past & future
One Camino Or The Other (Feb/March 2020)
I’m sorry I can’t answer your question about the Norte from experience and I don’t have time right now to do what I’ve done for other routes I’ve been on (but you can try it)....google yarn shop + name of town.
Like some of the other knitters I take a ball of sock yarn and circulars from home. I have also been known to buy yarn for a “camino blanket” in Santiago and Madrid post-walking.
Oh yes, I’ll be googling the whole way. Was looking for any standouts that people may have come across. If you find a special one it usually sticks in your mind. I love your trip inspired blankets. So beautiful.
 


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