Yesterday I was driving through Elko, Nevada and had the chance to stop in to this adorable yarn store. The owner, Eva, was super friendly and we had a great chat. I bought some baby yarn to knit some booties for a charity project here in Reno.
This store had a really good selection of yarn for its size. Next time I’m in Elko, I’ll definitely try to stop there again and say hello.
Well I wanted to buy some Rowan Felted Tweed for a project. Ravelry told me that this store in downtown Littleton had it in stock, so I went off to check it out. What a fabulous store! This could be my new favorite yarn store, and it’s not that far at all from home.
Knit Knack is a great yarn store! It’s not really all that far away from me, yet I can’t believe that I hadn’t visted there before. The store itself is really neat, as it occupies part of an old retail block in Arvada that dates from the turn of the century. More importantly, the store had am impressive selection of sock yarn. I did break down and buy a skein of Red Rocks Fiber Arts socky yarn. It’s just beautiful!
Oh my gosh! Today I went to Fort Collins and my friend took me to eat lunch at the famous “Back Porch” restaurant at Lampspun of Colorado! (OF course I had hinted quite unsubtly to her that I wanted to see the store).
This is the REAL store that inspired the Knitting Mystery stories written by Maggie Sefton. I’ve read most of the mysteries in the series (which in my opinion is only a so-so mystery series) but this store was simply amazing! It really is an old farmhouse, with at least six rooms full of yarn and lots of groups of people knitting. I could totally imagine Kelly and her group of friends from the book! And it even is right next to a golf course!
I exercised huge restraint in the store, buying only one skein of sock yarn.
Woohoo! I have ordered yarn from Jimmy Beans several times, and today I got to visit their store. It was much nicer than my local yarn store! and the saleslady was so nice.
Beautiful yarn selection there, I did exercise some restraint though and didn’t buy anything. ( will mail order more when I get home :P)
I visited this store in northwest Denver today. It is located in the Tennyson Street shopping district, which is an incredibly cute area! The store was small, but the people working there were really nice.
I purchased a ball of sock yarn by Ecco to make a checkbook cover that I’ve been wanting to make.
The store had lots of cool brands, like O-Wool and Classic Elite and BLue Sky Alpacas. Ooh I liked the O-Wool cotton/wool blend. The colors were lovely!
I’ll definitely be shopping there again!
Today my darling daughter and I visited Colorful Yarns Yarn Shop in Centennial, Colorado. Objective of the mission: to purchase some felting yarn (Crystal Palace Taos) to make her an eyeglass case. (She liked the firt one I made so much!)
Excellent store, super friendly salespeople! Awesome selection! They have Malabrigo!!! They have Classic Elite!!
All considered, I excercised a lot of restraint, spending only $30.00 for four balls of yarn. I am going to make a cute little shrug for her too. I am such a sucker in a yarn store.
I guess it’s a good thing that it’s about 15 miles away. But then my college roommate lives right by the store. Gonna have to see her more often. grin
We have two yarn stores in Lakewood. Showers of Flowers is the larger of the two, and I have to say that I love this store. They have a huge selection of Cascade, Karabella, Berrocco, and Plymouth yarns. I just went there last week to buy a button to close my Eyeglass case. Their button selection is staggering.
The name of the store has an interesting history. Apparently the woman who started the store had a passion for making crocheted flowers. The store has bouquets of these crocheted flowers all over it. You can see one of the bouquets in the picture of the store, which I downloaded from their website.
An added bonus is I found that the store has a drop-in knitting time on Thursday afternoons. I am going to try to drop in there today and as many Thursdays as I can fit into my schedule!
I could not resist adding this goal to my list! But for me, this will take quite a while, as there are not that many local yarn shops near to me. And I can only imagine the grief I will get from my DH and The Boy if I drag them into a LYS on vacation…..