• All you knit is love All You Knit is Love: Barcelona, Spain

    Store: All You Knit is Love Address: Carrer de la Barra de Ferro, 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain When I travel, I always look out for yarn stores. Imagine when I spotted a lovely yarn shop in the center of the city in Barcelona! All You Knit is Love is located really close to the Picasso […]

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  • Have you ever thought of owning an alpaca farm?

    Do you know what I love about the fiber industry? There are just so many ways to be involved! You can knit samples, design patterns, dye yarn, work in a yarn store… or own a farm and raise the fiber yourself! Today, I’m excited to have Sue from Pax River Alpacas, who is sharing a […]

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  • how to stand out in business The Secret to Building a Successful Business

    I get lots of folks asking me for advice on how to build a successful business. I get asked, “How do you have so many customers?” or “How do you get fans who are so amazing?” (side note: it’s true. My fans and customers are fabulous people!) I’ll tell you: you need amazing customer service […]

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  • Wool felt from Gather Here Gather Here: Cambridge, MA

    store: Gather Here address: 370 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 website: www.gatherhereonline.com date of visit: Ma, 2013 Can I confess that I have a weakness for a yarn-fabric combo store? I’m not hugely into sewing, but I’m dazzled by a lovely array of colors… Gather Here is a lovely yarn and fabric store in Cambridge, which […]

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  • LYS learn to knit hat class 5 reasons to love your LYS

    “I can order it online for cheaper” Yup. It’s true. In the internet age, where everything is available online for a discount, some people are wondering why it’s worth shopping at a local yarn store (LYS). My suspicion is that many people feel this way because they haven’t yet discovered what an LYS truly offers. […]

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  • Got yarn? How to find a yarn store when you travel!

    As you know, I’m spending this weekend in Minneapolis. What’s the first thing I do when planning a trip? Scope out the yarn stores! Today, I’ll show you my favorite sites for finding LYSs. In addition to being handy when you travel, you can even use these sites for finding a store near you! Ravelry […]

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  • A Verb for Keeping Warm: Oakland, CA

    store: A Verb for Keeping Warm address: 6328 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608 website: www.averbforkeepingwarm.com/ date of visit: April, 2012 In my recent trip to San Francisco, I just had to make the drive out to A Verb for Keeping Warm… retail shop for the indie dyeing company by the same name. I was […]

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  • WEBS: Northampton, MA

    store: WEBS address: 75 Service Center Rd, Northampton, MA 01060 website: www.yarn.com/ date of visit: January, 2012 If you live on the East Coast, WEBS is a legend. You’ll hear people talk about the deal they scored, the selection available and the magic of the ‘back room’ in almost any setting where yarn is being […]

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  • A Yarn Lover’s Guide to Sydney, Australia

    Love yarn? Headed to Sydney, Australia? Then this guide is for you! I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Sydney, and it’s a beautiful and walkable city. I’ve picked 4 areas of town that aren’t only fabulous, but have some yarn attractions as well! In this guide, I’ve included yarn stores, craft stores/markets and […]

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