In an earlier post I said that I'd check-out a couple of yarn stores while I was in Rome.
Although I had a great holiday, I'm afraid that me research was a bit of a failure.
I only had time to visit one, Lana della Vecchia, which was closed on the only day I could get there. You may have better luck if you are in the Eternal City. Find it at Via del Baullari 3, 00186 Rome [Map for Lana della Vecchia opens in a new window]. This is just off Corso Vittorio Emenuele II, and just past the beautiful Sant'Andrea della Valle church, which is also well worth a visit, by the way, and the setting for the first secene in the opera Tosca.)
The other store I'd hoped to find was Filati Filpucci at Via Principe Amedeo 87-89, 00185 Rome [Map for Filati Filpucci opens in a new window]. This is close to Rome's main rail station and should be a doddle to locate if you can get there.
I love Rome so much that I'm bound to be back sometime next year. Maybe I'll have better luck on my next visit.