Spotlights

Knit This Purl That

I just love how things go sometimes.  The knitting community is so accepting, fearless, and sociable.  As many of you may know, in addition to this great website that has all the yarn shops in the country at your fingertips, we also have a facebook page, and a Ravelry group.  Two ladies that are members of our Ravelry group, met up in California...

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Apple Yarns

Last October, Diana, the gal that heads up our Ravelry group, visited Apple Yarns in Bellingham, Washington!  Bellingham has three yarn shops.  Sounds like a town/city that gets a lot of knitting done. Bellingham is also a college town, and the home to Western Washington University!  Apple Yarns, however is located in what Diana would call auto...

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2017 Year End Report

For America's Knitting -- it's all about the yarn shops!  We track yarn shops throughout the year.  Shops open, shops close and shops relocate. Shops open -- small business, entrepreneurialism, being your own boss, doing it 'your' way!  You have an idea, a dream, and give it a go.  You know what you like, you know what you want, and you have a...

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It’s A Country Christmas

In a dream, you may wander into a small cozy yarn shop, with a roaring fire, a cute dog all curled up on a loveseat (wearing pearls) surrounded by wonderfully soft colorful yarn.  You would be walking through the store slowly, as you touched merino, yak, mohair, silk and cashmere.  The light is warm, and in the back corner are lovely women...

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Wear On Earth

Well, hello again!  We here at America's Knitting like to celebrate the brick and mortar business of the local yarn shop!  As most of you may already know, America's Knitting is celebrating 10 years this year.  Ten years of helping knitters find local yarn shops wherever they may be in the United States.  Are they traveling for business,...

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Paradise Fibers

One of my very favorite things to do, is go to a yarn shop.  That's why I started America's Knitting.  I wanted all the yarn shops to be in one place, where the database of shops could be updated in real time, be correct and complete.  I wanted knitters to know who the yarn shops are, and where they are located.  I can always remember traveling...

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*Happy Anniversary to CHURCHMOUSE YARNS & TEAS*

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, located on beautiful Bainbridge Island, in the state of Washington, is celebrating 17 years in business!  The store started out as an up-scale yarn shop, and they have grown to a destination yarn shop visited by knitters and designers from around the world.  In addition to their lovely store, and fabulous selection...

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Town Square Fabric & Yarn

I've been on a 'StayCation' of sorts all this week.  My husband and I are both self employed and work together.  Wes was off on a kayaking trip up in the Broken Islands, so I took the week off, to just enjoy being at home with our dog.  Well, this is why people go away, because while you are at home, you really aren't on vacation.  With that,...

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Stitches West 2017

Every year, Stitches is held in various parts of the country.  Stitches is a huge knitting event full of classes and a vendor market.  We have one here on the west coast, and someday, I will attend.  In the mean while, Yvonne, a regular contributor attended this years event, and here is what she has to share with us! During the weekend...

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Ewe And I

I am *knot* a monogamous knitter, and I'm *knot* a monogamous shopper! I love yarn shops -- HELLO -- that's why I'm America's Knitting.  I'm all about the yarn shop.  So, a couple posts back, I visited Loose Ends Fiber Arts.  They had asked when I was coming to Centralia, and I finally went.  Well that's like a two and half hour drive for me.  My...

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…”I’m not going to a yarn shop, and I’m not buying any yarn”…

FAMOUS last words! My friend Ann was visiting her daughter Molly in San Francisco, California.  Molly is a traveling nurse.  I had never heard of this before, but it's a thing.  And why not....Molly's young, not married, no kids.  These are the times of her life, and she finds herself in San Francisco, California.  So of course Mom has to go...

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Annual New Year Report AND Purly Shell

Todays blog post will combine two things; a trip to a yarn shop on Thanksgiving weekend, and our annual LYS report that happens every January! Diana Cripe is our moderator over in our Ravelry group.  She and her husband took a little camping trip over the Thanksgiving weekend with some friends.  Here is what she had to say... Over the...

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