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I love Russian language, Tex-Mex food, and all nationalities of yarn!

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lovimoment's Favorite Yarn Stores

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Santa Monica, CA
The Yarn Garden
Annapolis, MD
WoolWinders: A Knitting Salon
Rockville, MD
Loops, A Yarn Store
Tulsa, OK
The Stitchworks
Tulsa, OK

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about Wildfiber on Sun Jan 18 16:12:23 -0600 2009

My mom and I visited Wildfiber when we were on vacation, and we are so glad we did! It was like yarn heaven! I'm going to make sure to visit every time I'm in the area.

about The Yarn Garden on Sun Jan 18 15:55:50 -0600 2009

The shop itself can seem disorganized, but the staff and customers are incredibly friendly and very helpful, and the prices are good. Lots of patterns and a very good variety of yarn. Also supplies for crewelwork, cross-stitch, and other needle crafts.

about WoolWinders: A Knitting Salon on Sun Jan 18 16:20:55 -0600 2009

I guess I count as biased, since I work at Woolwinders, but the reason I work there is because I loved the store even the very first time I went in! We have a lot of really great customers who step in to help others with project and yarn questions if the shop gets really busy, and I can honestly say that I've never been to a yarn store that has a more knowledgeable staff. Every one of our employees has an area of specialty, be it crochet, fair isle, felting, finishing, lace, etc., so there's a good chance that you can take a private lesson in whatever you want to. One thing that surprises people is that we have no acrylic or acrylic blends - it's only natural fibers - so some think our yarns are "expensive," but the truth is that even as the prices for the store have been going up, the owner has not been raising the prices for the customers.

about Old Town Needlecrafts on Fri Jan 30 07:19:46 -0600 2009

Nice shop! Also has quilting fabrics, and supplies for cross-stitch, embroidery, needlefelting, and possibly a couple other crafts as well.

about The Stitchworks on Sun Jan 18 16:02:20 -0600 2009

Very helpful employees. The yarn section grows every year, and they carry a good variety of good yarns.

about A Tangled Skein on Fri Jan 30 07:22:01 -0600 2009

Great shop, with LOTS of yarn and a good selection of books, knitting bags, needles, crochet hooks, etc. Staff is friendly and helpful and there is plenty of parking just down the street. They also carry some local/independent yarns, such as Neighborhood Fiber Co.

about Norwich Knits, Yarn & Crafts on Sun Sep 05 21:43:22 -0500 2010

Northern Nights' owner is very helpful and friendly! She asked what kind of things I liked to knit and then was able to recommend some very good projects and yarns for me. She has a great variety of yarns - a little at every gauge and for a broad range of price points. The shop is on Norwich's main street, in a very walkable area of town - the school, park, general store, and a B&B are all within a few hundred yards.

about Whippletree Yarn Shop on Sun Sep 05 21:47:27 -0500 2010

We had an afternoon in Woodstock, so we stopped in to the store. The owner was helpful, the variety of yarns available was very good. The owner even had a great suggestion where we could take the dog for a walk nearby (her dog sometimes accompanies her to the store, which I think is great).

"Spinning supplies" is not checked on the store profile, but the store did have a bit of spinning fiber.

about Loops, A Yarn Store on Sun Sep 05 21:57:49 -0500 2010

I'm from the Tulsa area, but moved away in the P.L. (pre-Loops) era. When they opened, my mom told me all about it, so now every time I'm in town, I'm sure to visit. Generally I end up spending much more than I intend, but that's mainly because they have all the great new yarns and books I've been reading about online and in magazines but haven't wanted to buy sight-unseen. When I can see them myself, I realize I really do want them. :)

The yarns are priced well - they won't always be as cheap as you can find them some places online, but LYSes have to pay overhead and your friendly internet retailer does not. The benefit is that the LYS has the staff there to help you out if you need advice or have a question.

I also really like that they support fiber artists like Stephanie Japel and Anna Hrachovec. Anna even created a specially commissioned toy designed just for Loops, the Looper!

about Looped Yarn Works on Mon Dec 06 18:58:44 -0600 2010

I am in D.C. right now for a business trip and decided to stop in partly just to check out the store but also because I legitimately needed some tools. The shop has a great selection of yarn - they have both high end and more economical yarns, and a good variety to choose from at any gauge.

The staff is SUPER-friendly and helpful, and that influences the customers, too. Everyone was willing to chat with me about their projects, and they gave good advice about what tools/yarns are appropriate for which projects.

They also have a crocheter on staff.

They do have some pencil roving, which you could either knit or spin with, given your preference.

"Seating" isn't checked above, for some reason, but there is a loveseat in the front room, so you can sit and knit.

about Knitting Addiction on Tue Jan 11 22:53:53 -0600 2011

I found the owner and employee at Knitting Addiction to be very helpful (they each offered to wind my yarn for me twice!) and very knowledgeable about their products. They were also very friendly and chatted with my husband while I shopped. They have a great little sitting area with a couch and coffee table where people can sit and knit or sit and wait, though if the brewery a couple doors down had been open at the time I'm sure my husband would have preferred to go there. :) I like that they carry some yarn dyed by a local artist and also the Ellyn Cooper line, which is somewhat unique since her yarns are not sold through a distributor. There is a broad price range of yarns, with some more typical yarns (such as the baby and kid-friendly yarn) selling for about $5 per skein clear up to the luxury fibers, such as the silk, alpaca, llama, etc., blends and the Ellyn Cooper yarns with silver in them, so something for everybody. The needles and books are well-stocked, and they have lots of projects and free patterns around the store if you aren't quite sure what you want to knit.

Oh, and the shop cat was not there the day I was, but they did have a sweet black lab. :)

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