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Tue Sep 16 10:53:37 -0500 2008
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About RobinJ

recent knitter with addition to single skeins and knitting accessories; attorney; road trip enthusiast

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Denver, CO

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about LambShoppe on Tue Sep 16 11:12:05 -0500 2008

My first visit to the Lamb Shoppe they stayed open 45 minutes past closing which I didn't realize until I left. I have always felt so welcome and nurtured here - with no pressure. The selction is great but what makes it is Mary Carol and her staff. Wonderful people always willing to help out with a technique. And it is fun to sit at one of the tables and knit while watching the neighborhood walk by [often dropping in]. Dog and people friendly.

about The Recycled Lamb on Tue Sep 16 12:01:04 -0500 2008

I'm happy to hear from Yarnthing that the shop has improved. They have a great (if messy) selection of yarn and classes on everything fiber related. However, for me their downfall is customer service. I never understood when I would hear about cold-shoulder yarn stores until I visited here. I have never felt welcome here. And some of their staff makes you feel like you have messed up their whole day by coming in. Sometimes you have to search for someone to give your money to. And one lady is, to put it bluntly, incompetent. When I first visited the store she 'helped' me and I just assumed she was new. Nope, she's always like that -- doesn't know where anything is, etc. I'll give it another try thanks to Marly's comments but they'll have to go a ways to erase the bad taste.

about Showers of Flowers on Tue Sep 16 11:46:19 -0500 2008

This is one of my go-to stores, not near my home but close by work. Wonderful selection of accessories, yarn, needles, magazines, buttons. I've always been treated very well -- in fact, sometimes I end up staying longer than I meant to because I'm chatting with the staff. They have good bag sales -- I consider that to be when my stash really began. I like that the owner's dogs are in the store but it is too bad people with children feel unwelcome since I'm sure some bad experiences have led to that attitude. The problem with kids in other stores I find is really parents who don't adequately supervise their kids but what parent thinks that applies to them? However, I'm sure there is a more welcoming way to let people know that the store is not a toy store.

about A Knitted Peace on Tue Sep 16 11:53:01 -0500 2008

I wish this shop were closer to me! Lovely yarn, lovely people, and an open yet cozy feel. Only place I've found that stocks Habu yarns.

about Fancy Tiger on Tue Sep 16 11:03:34 -0500 2008

Oops. Forgot to rate the store in my September 16 review.

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