12-01-2006, 10:45 PM
Hi. Some of my family was asking where they could buy knitting and spinning Christmas presents for me. :hug:
I found some stores with great yarn selections in my online search. Do any of you know of some good stores in the South Chicago suburbs or Northwest Indiana that sell things like roving? spinning and felting supplies seem harder to find around here.
12-02-2006, 10:32 AM
There's a great shop in the NW suburbs (Marengo) called The Fold (http://www.thefoldatmc.net/)...I think that's the best roving/spinning shop in the area...
They have supplies and roving galore!! It would be quite a trip from the SW suburbs though! :pout:
If you look at some online stores, I bet they do gift certificates, which would make it easy peasy for you! :cheering:
12-02-2006, 10:55 AM
HERE's (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9947) a thread that links a US yarn store map!
12-02-2006, 11:36 AM
This link (http://www.windycityknittingguild.com/knitshops.htm) may be helpful--it's the "Windy City Knitting Guild" that lists knitting shops in the Chicago area, but also includes northwest Indiana, various Chicago suburbs, Indiana, and Michigan. I haven't been to the south Chicago suburbs in ages so I can't help with knowing where any shops are there (I assume you're looking for shops in like Calumet City, South Holland, Dolton, Lansing, etc.?). Hey everybody, if you find yourself in Lansing, Illinois (maybe there are knitting shops there?), don't forget to stop at Gayety's (http://www.gayetys.com/) chocolate and ice cream...mmmmmm!!!!!!! :drool: I've been to the three knitting shops below though; hope it helps.
Highland, Indiana has a knitting shop called "Stitch by Stitch" (http://www.stitchbystitchinc.com/) in "Port de Leau Plaza", 2010 - 45th St, Highland, IN 46322. Their numbers are phone: 219-924-2667; fax: 219-924-4573.
It's quite a drive from the northwest Indiana area (about 2½ hours), but there are two knit shops in the Rockford, Illinois area too:
Yarn Sellar (http://theyarnsellar.com/), 6128 East Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111; phone: 815-637-9666.
Unique Yarns (http://www.uniqueyarnsinc.com/) in the "Shops of Edgebrook" center, 1663 North Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61107; phone: 815-282-5481. I'm not positive, but this store may have spinning and roving supplies; I know they taught spinning there.