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des plaines, il
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Mon Feb 16 19:14:54 -0600 2009
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spitfiresnc's Favorite Yarn Stores

Store Average Rating
I'd Rather Be Knitting
Buffalo Grove, IL
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
St. Charles, IL
Patti's Yarn Shop
Green Bay, WI
Three Bags Full Knitting Studio
Northbrook, IL
Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd.
Mount Prospect, IL
Idea Studio
LaGrange, IL
Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarns
Arlington Heights, IL

spitfiresnc's Comments

about Gene Ann's Yarns on Fri Jun 05 21:26:47 -0500 2009

It's a smaller store. Staff can be helpful if it's not busy. Also very little of the inventory is marked with price.

about Monterey Yarn on Fri Jun 05 21:34:13 -0500 2009

I had mixed success with this store. Found the selection amazing, but belittled by the staff each time I went in.

about We'll Keep You in Stitches on Tue Dec 15 19:03:33 -0600 2009

A small store but they cram it full. Service is welcoming and will let you browse through their WALLS full of yarn & books. You may need a guide if you are looking for something specific. As blakdove said, there is a lot of novelty yarn, maybe half of their yarn is wool. As an avid sock knitter they had the basics and as the closest yarn shop to work (6 blocks) it's a good resource.

about Yarnify! on Tue Dec 15 19:06:39 -0600 2009

Great shop. Friendly staff, warm store. They are well organized into section and have a large clearence section in the basement. A sock yarn room :) I was in heaven. If you are going looking for a book you will need to grab someone and have them find it for you. Spent 20 minutes looking at their books and still couldn't find it.

about Midwest Discount Yarns on Tue Dec 15 19:11:18 -0600 2009

Stopped by this store as a last stop on a yarn crawl. I'm glad to see the hours have been removed from this site because they were wrong. They had closed an hour earlier but from what we saw in the window display this was not a yarn store but more a thrift store. The window display was dusty and looked like it could have been set up in the 70's. This being the image they chose to portray, I will not be making any attempt to correct it.

about Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarns on Tue Dec 15 19:13:39 -0600 2009

I can tell it's still setting up but it's a great space. Large tables for classes, a WIDE selection of class offerings. Not a TON of selection, but it is still early. There is a WALL of cascade 220 though, and I love that.

about Knitche on Sun Feb 21 02:45:29 -0600 2010

I stopped in with friends. The shop is clean and well lit, warm and inviting. Seating, a good selection and quality products. I loved that they have coffee and other treats and two seating areas. They also offer a knit doctor, which is a great service to offer!

about String Theory Yarn Co. on Sun Feb 21 02:47:00 -0600 2010

Cute little shop. A bit cramped and cozy, but the staff is very friendly and helpful :)

about Craftique Never Enough Knitting on Sun Feb 21 02:50:38 -0600 2010

Visited this store with friends. Very poor lighting, probably a fire hazard the way things are stored all over the isles and on the floor. Seating is set up so that browsers cannot view portions of the yarn when people are seated. Fabric side seams to have a nice selection and an odd assortment of novelty buttons.

about Lizzie's Yarn on Sun Feb 21 02:54:41 -0600 2010

Wow this store could be FREAKING GREAT. Good lighting, great selection of yarn with lots of colors available of each. Wish the yarns were a little better marked with prices, but it's not as bad as other stores I've been at. The oddest things was that owner wasn't open to friendly bantor. As said above, no credit cards taken, I wrote a check and had to write it out to a PERSON, very shady to say the least. If you have a store front, you should have a business bank account.

about Wool and Company on Sun Feb 21 03:00:56 -0600 2010

Holy wow!!! Went to visit with friends, the selection was over whelming. Lots of variety of staples, luxury, novelty yarns and gifty stuff. The staff was dealing with a big crowd but still made the rounds to make sure we were all ok.

about Fine Line Creative Arts Center on Sun Feb 21 03:28:12 -0600 2010

Visited with friends. Small selection of yarns, has yarn to be dyed, tons of classes for just about any fiber art and the staff is very friendly.

about Idea Studio on Sun Feb 21 03:30:20 -0600 2010

Really nice shop. Staff was friendly and helpful. Has a good selection of yarns, some I've never seen anywhere else. Beading selection was pretty nice too.

about Mosaic Yarn Studio, Ltd. on Sun Jan 09 17:14:54 -0600 2011

They have a large selection with good prices. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Tons of Noro! A good selection of needles and notions and bags, oh my.

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