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Debbie Kester's Profile

Stockton, CA
Member Since:
Tue Feb 28 21:53:15 -0600 2012
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Debbie Kester's Favorite Yarn Stores

Store Average Rating
Monarch Knitting & Quilts
Pacific Grove, CA
Sacramento, CA
Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
Bainbridge Island, WA
The Burien Yarn Stash
Seattle, WA
Elk Grove, CA
By Hand Yarn
Sonora, CA
Babetta's Yarn and Gifts
Fair Oaks, CA
Mt. Vernon, WA
Beach Basket Yarn and Gifts
Birch Bay, WA
Apple Yarns
Bellingham, WA
Serial Knitters
Kirkland, WA
Pearl Fiber Arts
Portland, OR
The Hole Affair
Jackson, CA
Oak Harbor Knits
Oak Harbor, WA
The Twisted Stitch
Monterey, CA
Diva Yarn
Port Townsend, WA
Pinch Knitter Yarns
Stanwood, WA
Anna's Yarn Shoppe
Elk Grove, CA
Knitter's Square
Modesto, CA

Debbie Kester's Comments

about The Urban Sheep on Tue Feb 28 21:55:44 -0600 2012

Great customer service, Molly is so helpful and friendly.

about Adela's Yarn on Tue Feb 28 21:59:01 -0600 2012

The only time I have seen the store full of boxes is when there is a shipment or they are leaving or returning from a trade show. Nice selection, they are helpful if you ask for help otherwise they let you wander on your own.

about Adela's Yarn on Wed Oct 24 19:26:59 -0500 2012

As of July 21, 2012, this location has moved and says they will re-open in the future in a new location. They said to check their website for the new location. As of today, nothing has changed on their website. I am hoping they will be a Stitches West in February 2013, so I can find out more about where they are now located.

about Adela's Yarn on Thu Jan 24 21:59:12 -0600 2013

I posted a message on Ravelry to find out about this shop. I was told the owner has moved to Florida so this shop will not be reopening in this area anytime soon.

about Alamitos Bay Yarn Company on Thu Jan 24 22:01:54 -0600 2013

While visiting the area in mid-December 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting this shop. This is a lovely shop, nice selection and helpful staff. I only wish I had a shop this nice closer to my home in Northern California. I did not find the staff snobby or unfriendly at all. They were great!

about By Hand Yarn on Fri Mar 22 22:45:54 -0500 2013

Nice store, selection and friendly staff. I only wish it was closer to Stockton.

about Anna's Yarn Shoppe on Wed Apr 17 19:58:26 -0500 2013

Nice shop, so easy to get to off the freeway. The size of the shop can be deceiving as the storefront apears to be quite small, but it is deep and gets large once you get inside.

I have been here twice now and the staff is so helpful and friendly. I encountered different staff the second time I was here and she was just as nice and helpful as the first time I was in. The shop is also bright and airy. Love this shop. Yarns are sorted by weight, so it starts at the door with Lace and Sock yarn and then moves toward the back with bulky and superbulky yarn. New items are in the center of the shop.

about Knitique on Wed Apr 17 20:00:30 -0500 2013

Nice shop, a bit on the small and crowded side. If there is a class or group there it is difficult to get the yarns in that area. Otherwise a great staff, friendly and helpful. Love all the samples on display and that they have classes for those samples.

about Got Your Goat on Mon May 13 21:51:46 -0500 2013

Your hours are not listed as 7 days a week, please update to include Saturday and Sunday hours. Thanks.

about Wynona Studios on Mon Oct 14 20:49:57 -0500 2013

The storefront was vacant with a for lease sign in the window on 10/2/2013.

about Pearl Fiber Arts on Mon Oct 14 20:58:14 -0500 2013

I had the pleasure of attending the Fiber Fanatics Thursday knit night while in Portland on my vacation (10/3/2013). Everyone was a welcoming eclectic mix of people. thank you so much for including me in your conversations that evening. The owner was wonderful and helped me to pick out a project to work on while there, since I forgot to tote my knitting bag with me to dinner.

about Happy Knits on Mon Oct 14 21:01:28 -0500 2013

Lovely shop, loved the huge knitting room in back. I wish I lived closer so I could enjoy the atmosphere of this store on a regular basis. The owner was so great and helpful with information about the store and their online ordering since I dont live in Oregon.

Someone else posted why open near an existing store? This would be my go to store over the other one down the street, hands down.

about Twisted on Mon Oct 14 21:09:50 -0500 2013

Beautiful store, if I lived in the area, it would be one of my go to stores. the clerk was so helpful. I am sorry I don't remember her name but she was from the Monterey area of California. Since my daughter attended college in Monterey and I am from California it was nice to talk to a local when I was in Portland.

about Gossamer on Mon Oct 14 21:22:33 -0500 2013

This was a nice shop, but is more of a felting crafting store, not knitting and crochet. It would be great for kids to learn crafting. The only improvement I would make is the lighting was very dark and dull inside the store, so it was hard to see the product that was available.

about Yarnia on Mon Oct 14 21:27:00 -0500 2013

I had a great experience in Yarnia, the clerk was very helpful and informative. She made some great recommendations and was very helpful. As another person posted, this shop is not handicap accessible with navigating stairs down to the shop from the parking lot. I blended a beautiful bambo/acrylic blend and can not wait to start my sweater that I purchased it for. It is best to go in with an idea of what you are wanting patternwise, although they do have shop model and pattern books available.

about The Urban Sheep on Tue Feb 04 21:38:48 -0600 2014

This store closed on January 25, 2014. The owners moved to South Dakota to pursue their ministry duties. There is a new shop opening in the same location with new owners on or about March 1, 2014. Knitter's Square is the new shop name.

about The Urban Sheep on Mon Mar 31 19:28:18 -0500 2014

This store has closed as of January 25, 2014. The new store opening on April 3, 2014 is Knitter's Square. Please come see the new shop, with new owners, new stock and and all new shop, only the address is the same.

about Knitter's Square on Mon Mar 31 19:32:49 -0500 2014

I am looking forward to this shop opening. Can't wait till Thursday.

about Knitter's Square on Fri Apr 18 00:00:57 -0500 2014

Beautiful new shop. Bright and homey. Nice fireplace in the corner with seating for knitting. Classes are being offered starting next week. Loretta and Wendy are so helpful and Linda and Nancy are great owners with a true vision to get this shop up and running and filling a void in our area for a quality yarn shop.

about Sedona Knit Wits on Thu May 29 15:50:22 -0500 2014

I was told this store was closed May 2014, but would be reopening with different owners in the future. I was unable to visit this store when I was in AZ.

about Purl in the Pines, LLC on Thu May 29 15:56:47 -0500 2014

Nice shop, Michelle is a very friendly and personable shop keeper. She had an indie dyer in the shop when I was there doing a trunk show, that was so nice to see her yarns and meet her. Michelle was also able to tell me about the other stores in the Northern Arizona area, so I could visit them in my travels through the area.

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