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Tue Nov 16 17:23:00 -0600 2010
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about Mass. Ave. Knit Shop on Tue Nov 16 18:01:43 -0600 2010

This is my favorite yarn shop, period (and, lucky for me, the first yarn shop I ever went to, right before I learned to knit). It's also the biggest yarn store I have ever been to, in ANY city or state. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful while at the same time not being "in-your-face" or following you around. If you need help finding something, whether it be a yarn, book, pattern, or button, just ask, and they know EXACTLY where it is and will take you right to it.

Reading comments above from years ago, I think newcomers might get overwhelmed the first time they come in because there is so MUCH yarn, unlike a 'typical' yarn shop. Yarns are, however, divided by weight. If you can't figure out the glorious cornucopia, just ask Susan, "How is this place divvied up?" and she'll take you on a tour, smiling all the way. Once you get used to having almost every possible yarn at your disposal, you'll get to know where all your faves are.

In addition to knitting, I have seen people crochet, spin, weave, and felt in the store. Groups hold meetings there, and there are classes and events galore. Mass. Ave Knit Shop is also supportive of community charity and art projects.

Have I mentioned the Wish List? Your non-knitting loved ones can take one step inside the shop and ask to see your Wish List... the staff will then gather items from it and help them pick something out - and gift cards are available, too!

I'll share two examples of my MAKS experiences: once, I walked in, a frustrated newbie in a panic, waving a tattered printout of a pattern and said, "How do I put a crochet edge on this knit hat?!" and had someone immediately sit down and help me. Another time, I bought two yarns, one for me and one for my mom, and WEEKS later had a staffer ask, "What kind of hat did you end up making out of that malabrigo? And how did your mom like that lavender sock yarn?"

about Fanciwerks Yarn Shoppe on Tue Nov 16 18:13:22 -0600 2010

Truly a wonderful yarny oasis in the desert! The owner was very sweet, introducing herself right as I entered the shop. While I was browsing, as others came in, I heard her greet each by name. The yarn selection and quantity was very good, even though the place is not gigantic. I even found local handspun yarn there! The table where patrons were sitting and knitting was very clean and neat. I got a listing of classes and events to give to my mom (also a knitter), and will go back to Fanciwerks every time I am in town!

about Mass. Ave. Knit Shop on Tue Nov 16 18:16:11 -0600 2010

Posted this same review on the duplicate listing for this shop:

This is my favorite yarn shop, period (and, lucky for me, the first yarn shop I ever went to, right before I learned to knit). It's also the biggest yarn store I have ever been to, in ANY city or state. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful while at the same time not being "in-your-face" or following you around. If you need help finding something, whether it be a yarn, book, pattern, or button, just ask, and they know EXACTLY where it is and will take you right to it.

Reading comments above from years ago, I think newcomers might get overwhelmed the first time they come in because there is so MUCH yarn, unlike a 'typical' yarn shop. Yarns are, however, divided by weight. If you can't figure out the glorious cornucopia, just ask Susan, "How is this place divvied up?" and she'll take you on a tour, smiling all the way. Once you get used to having almost every possible yarn at your disposal, you'll get to know where all your faves are.

In addition to knitting, I have seen people crochet, spin, weave, and felt in the store. Groups hold meetings there, and there are classes and events galore. Mass. Ave Knit Shop is also supportive of community charity and art projects.

Have I mentioned the Wish List? Your non-knitting loved ones can take one step inside the shop and ask to see your Wish List... the staff will then gather items from it and help them pick something out - and gift cards are available, too!

I'll share two examples of my MAKS experiences: once, I walked in, a frustrated newbie in a panic, waving a tattered printout of a pattern and said, "How do I put a crochet edge on this knit hat?!" and had someone immediately sit down and help me. Another time, I bought two yarns, one for me and one for my mom, and WEEKS later had a staffer ask, "What kind of hat did you end up making out of that malabrigo? And how did your mom like that lavender sock yarn?"

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