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Rosie's Yarn Cellar
Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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about Loopy Yarns on Thu Jun 25 13:54:47 -0700 2009

Charming little shop I visited on a stopover in Chicago recently. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about what knitters are currently obsessing over, which is a bonus. The selection of yarn is quite good, especially if you are a sock knitter (I am), though I found some of their prices to be a bit higher than I was used to (coming from Philly, this was a bit of a surprise). It was everything I would expect from a big city yarn store. Their stock of Malabrigo in all forms is really quite excellent.

about Threadbender Yarn Shop on Thu Jun 25 13:58:18 -0700 2009

This shop seems like the place to go if you're a weaver, based on the looms that are out and about in the shop. The selection of yarns was pretty good, and the staff was friendly. I got some great fiber--fiber in a LYS is a really nice bonus to me. And they had a lovely little basket with small balls of a few kinds of yarn that were free to try, which was a very nice touch.

about Clever Ewe on Thu Jun 25 14:06:05 -0700 2009

Like loongirl, we drove quite a ways to visit Clever Ewe, but unlike her, we had a really excellent experience at this delightful shop in Ada. The staff was incredibly nice both to me (an out of town knitting obsessive) and my companion (a local non-knitter who was along to enable me and to fondle softness). Their selection is very nice, and I liked the setup of the shop itself. I'm jealous of the GR/Ada locals who get to call this pleasant little place their LYS, and I'll be back again in the future while visiting West Michigan.

about So Much Yarn on Thu Jun 25 14:15:20 -0700 2009

I visited this shop while in town for business, and I thought staff was friendly. There was no yarn that really made me want to buy it (in other words, the selection was mostly staples like Cascade and novelty yarns--lots of those). I'd go back because they were pleasant to me, and the atmosphere of the store was nice.

about Tricoter on Thu Jun 25 14:21:39 -0700 2009

I visited Tricoter on a business trip a few years back. They have a wonderful selection, and the fact that they carry Socks That Rock was what drew me in. I had never tried it, so I bought the few colors that they had, and as soon as the woman helping me knew that that was what I wanted, she started pushing very expensive yarns on me. She didn't know my taste beyond the interest in STR, so everything was CASHMERE! and NOVELTY!, and it left a very sour taste in my mouth. I spent a good deal of money here and got some wonderful stuff that I really love, but the incredibly pushy salesperson and a less than stellar email exchange with them about a sale they were having for members of their e-newsletter, and I would hesitate to go back in the future.