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Shelle8118's Profile

Kelowna, BC
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Wed Apr 27 23:14:46 -0500 2011
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Shelle8118's Crawls

Title Date
Shops to check out on my BC travels! 04/27/2011
Shops to check out on my Alberta travels! 04/28/2011
Island Fun! 04/28/2011
Sydney Crawl 09/01/2012
Melbourne Crawl! 09/27/2012

Shelle8118's Favorite Yarn Stores

Store Average Rating
Beehive Wool Shop
Victoria, BC
Black Sheep Yarns
Port Moody, BC

Shelle8118's Comments

about Black Sheep Yarns on Wed Apr 27 23:22:19 -0500 2011

This is the first Yarn Shop I have found in my area - I always find their sample knits and yarn w/ pattern's available to be lovely & making me want to knit them all. The staff here is really quite helpful and got me started with some online knitting sites as well. I just haven't been for a knit night yet - but I plan to!

about Shan's Needlework on Wed Apr 27 23:24:13 -0500 2011

I stopped by here after finding it on the Guild page...the woman in the store was super helpful. Giving me tips on past projects I had been doing. Also some very cool yarns I had not seen before.

about Knitopia on Wed Apr 27 23:49:48 -0500 2011

Checked it out the first time the weekend of the Fibre Arts show...so I met the husband and he was great - talked my ear off! I'll be back to check it out... I didn't buy anything because I was going to check out the show!

about Art of Yarn on Sat Jun 04 19:29:47 -0500 2011

Wasn't that impressed by service - but the yarns were amazing - things I had never seen before - sugar cane yarns?!?! gorgeous...loads of needles & buttons etc too.

about Beehive Wool Shop on Sat Sep 10 17:58:32 -0500 2011

Loved this place! Didn't buy anything though as I was spending too much money on my trip. But must have had 3 ladies offer to help me, they told me if I buy a skein they will wind it into a ball for me, it was a place that I definitely wanted to go to a knit night!!! Would go back for sure!!

about Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns on Sat Sep 10 18:01:51 -0500 2011

Found this cute shop nestled away in the cutest part of Nanaimo - they didn't even know they were on knitmap!
I drooled over many amazing yarns but as my stash is getting out of hand I opted to buy some beautiful buttons instead.
Service was good, it was a good vibe everyone coming thru the doors was greeted by name so obviously they have a lot of returning clientele!

about The Wool Shop on Sat Sep 10 18:04:39 -0500 2011

First shop I visited on the island. Not a whole lot of variety. I did find some Patons that I needed to complete a gift for a friend, and some lovely icelandic lopi....the woman in the shop was a sweetheart, but there was not a lot of yarn in the shop that was screaming my name. I struggled more to find something to buy than to walk away. Lots of acrylic here.

about Knits by the Sea Yarn Shop on Sat Sep 10 18:06:43 -0500 2011

Small shop, but super cute. Lots of local handspun which was gorgeous - but pricey. Some interesting ideas that I hadn't tried out, bought some katia paper yarn - excited to make a market bag with it. The woman in the store was very helpful and sweet - which was a change compared to a lot of service in Tofino!

about The Sewing Basket on Mon Jan 09 20:46:12 -0600 2012

Went into this place while I was in town - mum went in to get some thread & her sewing machine serviced & I went to check out the yarn selection. It was better than I expected considering it's primarily a fabric/sewing/quilt shop. There were some new type yarns that are very popular this year, there were quite a few swatches & sample items for people to check out, and there were plenty of yarns I would have been happy to purchase - worth a look if you're doing an Okanagan/Shuswap yarn crawl!

about Kelowna Yarn & Needlecrafts on Mon Jan 09 21:03:50 -0600 2012

I didn't get that warm fuzzy feeling that I often do when walking into a yarn shop & being cast into all of that gorgeousness!! But I found plenty I would use, I bought a pattern (that I have yet to get to), and the people were really friendly & not uppity at all (as I have found in some fancier yarn shops).

about Onabee on Sat Oct 20 11:49:57 -0500 2012

I went to visit while I was visiting Melbourne, and just happened to arrive on the last day the shop was open! She is closing down the storefront - but will be continuing online & doing workshops from a new location!
I got some great deals & thought she was pretty great -- will be keeping an eye on the online presence!

about Morris & Sons on Sat Oct 20 11:52:26 -0500 2012

My first visit to a Morris & Sons, I find the prices a lot higher than in Canada, but it seems to be in keeping with everything else :) There were some nice things, a lot more 50gram balls of yarn than the 100+gram skeins I am used to seeing. However, it was very organized & the staff was helpful when I had questions!
The Zauberball was very cool! Also - a loyalty club, which I love!

about Clegs on Sat Oct 20 11:54:58 -0500 2012

I was surprised at how much yarn there was as I understood it to be more of a fabric shop. There were a few that I thought about purchasing, however, it was pretty expensive. Not much in the way of local stuff, no local hand dyed etc. Patons, Rowan, quite a bit of cotton...

about Knotty Knitter on Sat Mar 28 23:41:35 -0500 2015

Quite a bit of local and Indie stuff. Also yarns that I love and buy often. I also loved that there was fibre...not a lot, but Malabrigo and Sweet Georgia.

As soon a we walked in I was greeted by the woman behind the counter and asked if I needed any help and told where sales bins were. Also, there was a man there (owners husband maybe) and he was helpful and encouraging too, he offered my partner a couple of places nearby to escape all the yarn lol

I'll be back!

about Shabby Motley Handcraft on Fri Aug 26 19:26:42 -0500 2016

Stopped in here...my first yarn shop on our cross Canada road trip and I was pleasantly surprised! The reviews on Google are mostly about the coffee and food!
It was a super cute yarn shop with pretty good selection. Some local stuff, some really unique stuff and some of the regular staples. It was pumping as it looked like a knot night was happening and all the goodies looked super tasty!
I bought a skein of Ancient Arts and everyone was very nice. A definite must stop in if you're in the area!!

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