The first yarn shop we visited was Wolle Rodel, located downtown Frankfurt.
I wasn't completely oriented yet - we had only been there a couple of days - I didn't know exactly where we were, but I recognized YARN - it was sitting outside in bins, as you can see. Apparently they have no problem with theft.
These are felt bags in the picture above. Saw a lot them, including some really nice briefcases. I show you those later.
I don't know if Wolle Rodel is typical or not, as it was very different from the other two yarn shops we visited. Wolle Rodel carries a lot of yarn that we have here: Regia, Lana Grossa, Schoeller and Stahl, Opal, Filatura di Crosa, among others.
There was also a basket of ready-made socks for sale.
Loved these buttons. They are about 1.5-2 inches in diameter. I bought a couple for a shrug or cardi. Would have bought more, but as I said, the exchange rate was excrutiating.
We visited the store a couple of times. The very nice Frau Weubel waited on us and allowed me to take her picture in her beautiful Rowan creation.
Schoeller and Stahl Fortissima Socka for more Knitted Pearls perhaps. This is as close as I've seen to Brooklyn Handspun's Hawaii Joy.
Lana Grossa Furetto for "Dashing" wrist warmers. Love the subtle variagation.
and these two lonely buttons. They are about 2 inches wide.
Should have bought this lovely skein, but I can find Mille Fili here in the States.
Next time: Lana and Katja LeJeune.