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Froufrou - OUT OF BUSINESS

Added by Anonymous_small_micro anonymous over 11 years ago / Last Updated over 3 years ago

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Tue - Wed:
10:00AM - 05:30PM
Thu:
10:00AM - 07:00PM
Fri - Sat:
10:00AM - 05:30PM

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Yarn selection is mediocre at best. Needle selection is just plain awful. They carry mainly Clover and Susan Bates needles - yeah, the ones you can get at JoAnn and A C Moore. Even with those, the selection was slim. I asked if they carried any other brand and was bluntly told the Clover ones were good enough for them to use. Unlike the previous reviewer, I will admit to being a knitting snob. Since I spend a considerable amount of time knitting, I want to use tools that excellent, not just good enough. Also, some of the yarn had prices tags and some didn't. I will admit I did see 2 or 3 Knitter's Pride circulars and one large (I think size 15) Addi circular, but none of the other higher quality needles.

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by ninjajen on Monday, Sep 12 2011 at 03:14PM CDT

FrouFrou is a yarn shop on the mainline in Philadelphia. I went in there on December 24, 2009 hoping to find some needles I needed and an x-mas gift for me. I walked out with nothing but an intention never to walk in there again, which I haven't since. The problem started when I was looking through their double point needles selection, and asked if they had any of the larger size 1s (for yarn newbies: US sizes are arbitrary, and so there are two size 1s: a 2.25mm and a 2.50mm; as well as two size 2s: a 2.75mm and a 3.00mm). The woman looked at me like I had grown a fourth head. "What do you mean the 'other size 1'?" I explain quickly what I just explained above--all the while being boggled that I was explaining this to a woman who worked at a yarn store. The woman gets this massively snide look on her face and goes "There's not a number between 2 and 3 is there...I don't think there is." And I point out that there's half a mm between the sizes and yes there is... "Well, I've never heard of anything like what you're talking about, there's only a size 1 and size 2"

I'm not a massive yarn snob, but it's not like needle sizes are kept a secret, and if you're going to work in a yarn store, you prolly shouldn't treat your customers like idiots. The shop also obviously catered to only two types of clients: those who knit baby stuff and those who knit purses to felt. Don't want to do those two projects--go elsewhere. You may also want to go elsewhere if you like knowledgeable staff.

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