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Robbie's Profile

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Tue Sep 30 04:32:10 -0500 2008
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Robbie's Favorite Yarn Stores

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Lettuce Knit
Toronto, ON
The Purple Purl
Toronto, ON

Robbie's Comments

about Romni Wools on Tue Sep 30 05:12:22 -0500 2008

Romni is huge and has an amazing selection...
That being said, you should probably figure out what you're looking for before you go in there, and have some idea of what you're after, or else you're liable to go crazy trying to find something... It really can be overwhelming, to try and find something in there on your own...

The best part about this store, which I was unaware of on my first trip, was their bargain basement... When you see the set of stairs, go down, and go both to the left and to the right, for great deals on clearout yarns...

You can often find very interesting things to rescue in this area that haven't seen the light of day for years!

about Lettuce Knit on Tue Sep 30 05:03:07 -0500 2008

I like this store alot. The staff have been nice to me both times I have been there, and always asked me questions about what I am working on.

(I always knit while I walk, so whenever I enter a yarn store, I'm finishing a row to put it in my pocket or bag...)

I do agree they are a bit pricey, but they don't tend to carry low-end brands - instead they seem to focus on higher end, natural fibres and if that's what you want, the price will be the same roughly wherever you go.

Definitely worth a visit in my opinion, as they have some of the most interesting sock yarns!

about The Purple Purl on Tue Sep 30 04:34:37 -0500 2008

This is a wonderful place to sit and knit.
They are extremely welcoming, and always willing to help.
I've always been able to find something I love whenever I go in.

Don't forget to get some coffee and a treat while you're there, as the cafe is reasonably priced and delicious!

about Americo Original on Tue Sep 30 05:06:47 -0500 2008

It's expensive, and although some of the yarns have great texture, it's sort of the "Gap" of yarn stores - everything, although beautiful, was rather monotone in colour, and nothing really jumped up and said "Buy me!"

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