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Large selection, lots of sock yarn (first time I ever touched Koigu). The service was quick, though unpleasant. In fact, though the yarn and book selection was vast, I will not return to that store on my next trip to Miami as I felt the service was rude. Good thing I don't live in Miami or I would have to buy all of my yarn online.
The owner of this store is very personable. She takes the time to show you around and answer your questions. A very warm and inviting shop. I definitely recommend it. I wish it were open later during the work week so I could get over there more often.
They also have Thursday night PJ and Purl events, I think twice a month and those days they are open until 8pm.
I made a trip to Houston in April of 2008. The only yarn shop I visited was The Hen House and I was impressed. The store is large and well organized. There was a class about to start and one of the employees was very helpful with the new knitters. He showed them the best type of starting needles and yarns, explained the differences and even helped them find a yarn that would make the scarf with just one skein. The clearance section was large, but not in an easily spotted location. There is a clearance section in the back of the store which had books, some yarn, candles and maybe some other odds and ends. Then, when I got to the cash register I realized that all of the bins around the counter were clearance as well. This is where I hit the yarn jackpot.
There is also a large selection of fabric and quilting items.
I will definitely make it back to this store the next time I am in Houston.