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about Apple Yarns on Sat Dec 26 15:19:55 -0600 2009

I was in the area and visited this shop. It's in a lovely, newly developed part of town, which makes the experience just that much more pleasant. The staff was helpful but didn't hover. I found the selection and range of yarns to be excellent. I went in looking for two specific yarns for a beret and ended up with that, along with yarn and pattern for another project. The shop was relatively busy just before Christmas, but all the customers got personal attention. I will certainly make this a must-visit the next time I am in Bellingham.

about Knit/Purl on Sat Dec 26 15:25:28 -0600 2009

A great deal of yarn, but difficult to detect any organization. The bins certainly needed some attention, as yarns were a bit mixed together. I would have liked to see more knitted models of current designs. The staff was friendly and available for help when requested. A pleasant shop, all in all, but a bit out of the way for a visitor to Portland. Not sure I would make the effort to visit again.

about Yarn Garden on Sat Dec 26 15:29:56 -0600 2009

Lots of yarn, great variety, but difficult to discern any organization. The bins certainly need some attention, as varieties have spilled into neighbors. When I visited the staff was friendly and available for help if requested. Since I am an out-of-towner, I don't think I would make the effort to come back, but it was a pleasant half-hour of browsing.

about Happy Knits on Sat Dec 26 15:33:27 -0600 2009

A shiny new shop not far from Yarn Garden--which is a plus for knitters on the prowl. Very enthusiastic staff, and the arrangement of the stock is very attractive.

about The Needlework Shop on Sun Dec 27 22:18:48 -0600 2009

The shop has moved to 136 Dickenson. A nice browse. Not much yarn, but what they have is very nice.

about Yarn For All Seasons on Mon Apr 19 16:16:29 -0500 2010

I visited this shop last week and fell in love with the selection of quality yarns, the friendliness of the owner, and the attractiveness in the display. I hadn't been to Newport in decades, but this shop will probably bring me back again soon.

about Dublin Bay Knitting Company on Mon Apr 19 16:20:53 -0500 2010

Dublin Bay carries a number of high quality yarns that I haven't seen anywhere else in Portland. It's an inviting shop with friendly staff.

about Twisted on Mon Apr 19 16:25:35 -0500 2010

This is my favorite yarn shop in Portland--and there are many great shops! There is enough space and light to actually experience the yarns, and I found the staff energetic, friendly, and fun. I suppose a non-sock knitter might be less enthusiastic, given the amount of space devoted to sock yarn. I don't knit socks exclusively, though, and found plenty of other yarns to love.

about Northwest Yarns on Tue Sep 14 15:03:07 -0500 2010

I love this shop! It's a cozy little shop, but the yarns are high quality and interesting. I find the staff friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Because they also cater to spinners, there are some yarns that they take off the cones to sell in smaller lots that you don't find in other yarn stores. I visit Bellingham only occasionally, but this place is on my must-go list.

about Yarn Company of Palm Desert on Wed Mar 09 14:08:38 -0600 2011

A small space but lots of yarn. About half I would consider "novelty," another 10-15% "baby yarn" in pastel colors. The rest ranged from Plymouth quality to Noro, but few choices were stocked in enough quantity for an adult garment project. I had expected more summer-type fibers--linen, bamboo, cotton blends--but was disappointed. Still, any compulsive "must-have-at-least-one-project-on-the-needles-at-all-times" knitters will certainly find something here.

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