spfled's Profile

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Sat Jul 17 00:30:49 +0000 2010
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Title Date
MN Knitter's Day 07/29/2010
Knit-away wknd 01/08/2011
Knit-away 2 01/08/2011

spfled's Favorite Locations

Location Average Rating
Sheep's Clothing Knitting Supply
Valparaiso, IN

spfled's Comments

about Sheep's Clothing Knitting Supply on Sat Jul 17 01:17:59 +0000 2010

This is a great store- large selection. Clerk- who I think is the owner -was extremely helpful, worked with me and other customers without effort and managed to help me find what I had been looking for at multiple shops and I left with a purchase that I was really excited about, couldn't wait to start knitting! I will go back.

about The Sow's Ear on Sat Jan 08 13:15:33 +0000 2011

I am late leaving this comment but, we visited this place back in Oct. 2010. Great atmosphere, lots of help without being pushy and a wonderful selection! On top of it, we could get a latte as we were browsing. We will definitely be back!!

about Baskets of Yarn LLC on Sat Jan 08 13:24:44 +0000 2011

Staff- I think owner was very friendly and helpful. Selection was OK- had some interesting samples but, just not what I think of as a cozy LYS. She did have many basket making supplies in addition to the yarn.

about TWIST, YARNS OF INTRIGUE on Sat Jan 14 05:48:54 +0000 2012

I have been to many a yarn shop and I have to say this is one of if not the most pleasant one of all! Monica greated me- asked my name and introduced herself and then throughout our conversation she referred to me by name. She showed me all types of fibers, was informative and attentive without hovering or pushy. Cathy, the owner was delightful and involved. there were several people in the store, calls coming in and they managed to pleasantly help all one at a time. All the while encouraging, smiling and making my visit a very plesant experience. I bought 2 of the most lovely yarns- unique to the shop and hope to be back in Manahattan Beach again sometime in the future to experience this place again! All knitters within an hour or 2 of this place are truely lucky. Those of us who happen upon it while in the area- what can I say- I must have done something good!

about Gypsy Wools on Sat Jun 09 21:00:52 +0000 2012

Great shop- very helpful. I really enjoyed the various fibers and the hand-dyed yarn. Went in for something that I hadn't been able to find in some other shops in IL and they had just what I was looking for and then some!!

Just called back and ordered another skein of what I purchased and they were very helpful with that as well.

If I am back in Boulder I will definitely visit there again!!

about Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins on Sat Jun 09 21:04:25 +0000 2012

I get decision paralysis when there is so much to choose from! That said I did get a couple skeins of scarf yarn that I hadn't seen elsewhere. This shop has lots to offer and the staff was helpful when asked but they did not initiate assistance.

about The Stitchin' Den on Sat Jun 09 21:08:12 +0000 2012

I don't know if they have moved from the above comment but I found the shop to be large with about 4 different rooms of fiber. Only a very small amt of it was unique to that shop the other yarns are those that I could get at most other large yarn shops. I like to get "vacation yarn" when I am out of town and didn't see anything that I really wanted to get. Staff was helpful and pleasant.

I think I have figured out that I really am better at the small shops because I found the other shop in town to be just delightful!

about Neota Designs on Sat Jun 09 21:18:36 +0000 2012

I found this great littel shop as I was visiting Estes Park. It is behind the main street, in an out of the way location but, it is a treasure. All of the yarns are handpainted and Deborah (the owner) does them all herself in a back room at the shop. She also does weaving and writes her own patterns. I was able to get a beautiful deep red hand-dyed for a ruffle scarf and a marino for a pair of fingerless mitts. She balled the red yarn for me and made a hank of the merino from a much larger hank that she had just brought back to the shop after drying it. She allowed me to look through the tub of yarns that she hadn't put up yet to give me the best selection.

Very impressive. She is one creative lady!!