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about Stitch DC - Capitol Hill on Wed Mar 18 09:52:57 -0500 2009

This is the only yarn store in the District. I buy yarn in Virginia and Maryland.

about WoolWinders: A Knitting Salon on Wed Mar 18 09:49:43 -0500 2009

I have had an uneven experince with this shop. They have a very extensive selection of very high end yarn--great if you want to spend a lot of money on yarn. But I can see how that is the only way that shops stay in business, since cheap yarn buyers are probably going to the web anyway. Okay.

This store has a core group of knitters who hang out on a pretty regular basis. That's great if you are in the clique or it makes you feel welcome on the day you drop by, but it can also be off-putting since it does sort of feel like the cool kids are all hanging out at the table, and may not want you around. Not ideal.

The staff is very knowlegible about knitting techniques, yarn and their inventory, which I have benefitted from. But I have definitly gotten the hard sell here several times. The last time I was in I got it bad with some yarn that I was pretty dubious about--but wanted for a plane ride the next day. Once the store owner sniffed my timeline, she dug-in until I agreed to that yarn. But once I started knitting it--on the plane--I really hated it and, sure enough, had to go find another yarn store and spend even more money on yarn that actually worked for the project.

If you are in the clique, then this is clearly the best yarn store in the world. If you are not, then it's probably not.

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