Yarns were expensive in Malaysia and so I bought just a couple which I easily used up with just one scarf project — and so the search for yarns in Saigon was on.
Like any non-usual consumer goods here, Saigon will make you search for it. Luckily, I found some leads through my mailing group. I had 3 places to check: China Town, Cao Thang St., and Cho Ben Thanh. Ben Thanh being the most accessible to me, I set out today to look for yarns and threads.
I easily found ’em right outside Kem Nghia’s Shop at 162 Le Thanh Ton St. behind the market. There were 2 vendors selling and I was drawn to the older woman at the left of the shop. Crochet threads cost 15,000 VND each while 1 bag of yarns (6 pieces) cost 70,000 VND.
For some reason, the vendor didn’t want me to mix yarn colors. 😦 Oh well, maybe next time.
Knitting needles were being sold for 60,000 VND: