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About tonks

Tonks, so named for her naturally pink hair, has a serious yarn fetish and will covet all fibers possible simply to have them in her home. Growing up in Wisconsin with her Equally Fabulous Mother taught Tonks to appreciate knitwear at a young age, though she is loath to knit hats and socks. She turned her abundant love of yarn into a business catering to the underground scene, and now spends her time writing and knitting in West Palm Beach and Washington DC., traveling when the wool is too warm for the Florida sun. You can find her, with her Patient And Tolerant Husband (Patent Pending) and her fiber-bearing pets at www.UnhingedKnitter.com.

tonks's Crawls

Title Date
The East Coast Crawl, Florida to DC 10/09/2011

tonks's Favorite Yarn Stores

Store Average Rating
The Yarn Barn
Burke, VA
The Sow's Ear
Verona, WI
San Antonio, TX
Ewetopia Fiber Shop
Viroqua, WI
Never Enough Yarn
Winchester, VA
Fibre Space
Alexandria, VA
The Yarn Barn of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

tonks's Comments

about Never Enough Yarn on Mon Feb 14 04:16:40 -0600 2011

i just came home from visiting this shop for the first time. this is, hands down, one of the best shops i have seen in a very long time. the owner (pam) is fun, friendly and very helpful. the selection is top notch, and not a single ball of yarn suffered from "single ball syndrome". it's truly wonderful to see both the classic staples, such as cascade 220 and lamb's pride, as well as fancier mixes such as artyarns, malabrigo and much more. i will be back again and again, even though i live two hours away!

about Great Balls of YARN! on Sat Jul 27 14:47:35 -0500 2013

I can never tell if this place is open or not. Phone numbers are disconnected, the website redirects you to a knitting cruise in 2014 and the facebook page hasn't been updated since april. Two out of three locations have dead phones. Are they only seasonal, here in South Florida, or have they gone under? I guess it doesn't matter much one way or the other, as I've only been in there twice, and was not terribly happy with the treatment and service I got.

about The Yarn Barn of San Antonio on Sat Jul 27 14:50:44 -0500 2013

The Yarn Barn has made the best of a cramped situation! The staff is very helpful, and they have a great assortment of fibers to play with, but they suffer from single ball syndrome. Of course, they can always order you more! This is where I would go every time I needed a pick me up on a strange or exotic fiber.

about Yarnivore on Sat Jul 27 14:53:15 -0500 2013

My go to for all sock yarns when I lived in San Antonio! The staff is friendly, but not terribly helpful. Which is just fine, if you already know what you're there for, but not so great if you actually need assistance. They offer classes in the back of the store, and have a limited supply of roving. Great stocks on Noro, including harder to find sock blends.

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