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Shandeh
08-12-2007, 11:09 PM
Some of you are aware that my favorite yarn shop is the one that is owned by my cousin. You might think I prefer that shop because of family loyalty, but nothing could be further from the truth.

I just love the place, because it's a wonderful yarn shop.

I've gone to almost every yarn shop in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cottage Yarn is my preference. The ladies who work there are all so friendly, and I can sit and knit anytime I want, without feeling out of place. They have lots of great yarn, and good prices too.

I went this past Saturday, and asked if I could take photos. My cousin agreed, so here they are!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/sets/72157601379027321/

You can watch a slideshow if you prefer.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/sets/72157601379027321/show/

kellycarr05
08-13-2007, 11:44 AM
How far is that from Raleigh??? My parents live there and when I visit, I would love to see that store.

Shandeh
08-13-2007, 01:50 PM
How far is that from Raleigh??? My parents live there and when I visit, I would love to see that store.

Here's the website for Cottage Yarn, where you can get the street address:

www.cottageyarninc.com (http://www.cottageyarninc.com)

I'm a slow driver, and it takes me about 4 hours to get to Raleigh from this area. I have a friend who can do it in 2 hours, but I think they are breaking the law. :teehee:

Sharly
08-13-2007, 04:38 PM
Wow! I am so jealous! I've never even been to a lys....only AC Moore and Hobby Lobby...

That really looks like Disney World for knitters! Knitters' Knirvana!!

Doodknitwit
08-13-2007, 04:47 PM
[QUOTE=Shandeh;932682]Some of you are aware that my favorite yarn shop is the one that is owned by my cousin. You might think I prefer that shop because of family loyalty, but nothing could be further from the truth.

I just love the place, because it's a wonderful yarn shop.

I've gone to almost every yarn shop in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cottage Yarn is my preference. The ladies who work there are all so friendly, and I can sit and knit anytime I want, without feeling out of place. They have lots of great yarn, and good prices too.


well I'm not related and agree 100% with you. I make it a point to hit all the yarns shops when I travel like many of you.. the selection is incredible, prices reasonable and all the employees make you feel welcome :hug: . they are so willing to help.... yea!! :woohoo:

Mulderknitter
08-13-2007, 05:01 PM
Wow! I thought my yarn shop was great, but oh my what paradise! I especially like the "wall of noro":passedout:

Shandeh
08-13-2007, 10:20 PM
That really looks like Disney World for knitters! Knitters' Knirvana!!

I LOVE that quote! I'm gonna tell my cousin what you said. She'll love hearing that you said that! :)

...what paradise! I especially like the "wall of noro":passedout:
My weakness is the Debbie Bliss and all the sock yarn. But, you're right....the "wall of Noro" is divine! :heart:

laikabear
08-14-2007, 05:14 AM
WOW. :noway: I think the amount of Yarn Porn in those pics has to upgrade this thread to XXX status. I think the store has more yarn than that lady with the World's Biggest Stash. And that was a biiiig stash!

I grew up in Charlotte (took horseback riding lessons in Mint Hill) and my mom still lives there. I think a field trip may be in order during my next visit. :woot: Uh, and my next visit may need to be before winter...

That wall of Noro might give me a seizure, though. Sensory overload!!! AAaaaaa!!!! :eyes::zombie:

I'm still investigating all the LYS in my area (Los Angeles) and I've found some cool ones but nothing that insane. Thanks for posting the pics.

And for the person driving from Raleigh to Charlotte, that is a 3.5 hour to 4 hour trip. If someone is making it in 2 hours they are flying or driving > 120 mph. I've gotten a coupla speeding tickets on that trip (I also used to live in Raleigh and Chapel Hill) but I've never made it in under 3.5 hrs.

Sharly
08-14-2007, 10:21 AM
I LOVE that quote! I'm gonna tell my cousin what you said. She'll love hearing that you said that! :)

That tickles me!!:roflhard: <----(me, being tickled!)

Shandeh
08-14-2007, 11:27 AM
cloud9

During the summer, the shop is closed on Mondays, and that is the day I always want to go. :roll:

Liz Martin
08-17-2007, 10:14 PM
I just wanted to let you know of another yarn shop you should check out when you are in town. Charlotte Yarn is also great. They are also very friendly and have a wonderful selection of yarns. They also carry a lot of Noro and Malabrigo yarns. They are also getting the Malabrigo in the lace weight. You can visit their website at www.charlotteyarn.com. (http://www.charlotteyarn.com) There are pictures of the shop on their website. I am a new knitter and they are always nice and willing to help me out.

WOW. :noway: I think the amount of Yarn Porn in those pics has to upgrade this thread to XXX status. I think the store has more yarn than that lady with the World's Biggest Stash. And that was a biiiig stash!

I grew up in Charlotte (took horseback riding lessons in Mint Hill) and my mom still lives there. I think a field trip may be in order during my next visit. :woot: Uh, and my next visit may need to be before winter...

That wall of Noro might give me a seizure, though. Sensory overload!!! AAaaaaa!!!! :eyes::zombie:

I'm still investigating all the LYS in my area (Los Angeles) and I've found some cool ones but nothing that insane. Thanks for posting the pics.

And for the person driving from Raleigh to Charlotte, that is a 3.5 hour to 4 hour trip. If someone is making it in 2 hours they are flying or driving > 120 mph. I've gotten a coupla speeding tickets on that trip (I also used to live in Raleigh and Chapel Hill) but I've never made it in under 3.5 hrs.

Shandeh
08-18-2007, 02:14 AM
Lissalue and I went to Cottage Yarn today, and were surprised to see Doodknitwit there as well! :hug:

We enjoyed browsing the yarn and getting our "feel" for the week. It was a good thing. :)

While we were there, Sara (the owner) told us that they are having a SALE next Saturday, August 25th!
:cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

Lots of their yarn is going to be marked down 40-50% off!!!

It will be set up outside, so I guess you'd call it a "Sidewalk Sale". The hours for the sale are 9 AM to 5 PM.

I have to play organ for a wedding that day, so I'll do my best to get by there. Some of the baby yarn will be marked down! :thumbsup:

Karrying Kolor
08-18-2007, 05:26 PM
Beautiful, warm, comforting and nurturing place to spend your creative time in....

I'm TOO jealous:aww:

Shandeh
08-19-2007, 12:37 AM
Thank you! I do feel lucky to have that shop nearby.
cloud9

I hope you can find something similar in your area soon.

The Cottage is closed on Mondays during the summer, so if you're wanting to go and check it out, be sure to wait until Tuesday.

lestrella
08-19-2007, 06:53 AM
I've been there a few times and it is a great LYS!!!! I can't wait to the 25th:woot:.

Doodknitwit
08-19-2007, 08:27 AM
see you there...

misha rf
08-19-2007, 08:32 AM
Sandy, I hope your cousin gives you a discount for advertising for her!! :rofl:

I really need to visit Charlotte & see more than the airport!!

sue in canada
08-19-2007, 11:25 AM
That is a knitter's dream.

Shandeh
08-19-2007, 05:16 PM
Sandy, I hope your cousin gives you a discount for advertising for her!! :rofl:

My cousin is a SWEETHEART. :heart:
I don't buy yarn that often, but when I do, she will occasionally give me a good discount. It always comes as a surprise, though. I never expect it. :)

Sharly
08-19-2007, 06:33 PM
Sandy - did you tell your cousin about my "disneyworld for knitters" comment? :)

Shandeh
08-19-2007, 08:39 PM
Yes I did! :teehee:

I sent her an email about all the nice things you all had to say.

:sun:

Doodknitwit
08-25-2007, 09:55 PM
fun there today...so many tables of yarn....................
such amazing prices even more amazing quality & selection.. :X: :blooby:

Shandeh
08-26-2007, 07:29 AM
I wish I could have gone! :verysad:

I was busy playing organ for a wedding, and didn't get back home until 5:00. :cry:

Doodknitwit
08-30-2007, 09:53 PM
Cottage Yarn is having a retreat the end of March!!! It will be alot of fun. the details will be on the website soon.
you can get on their email list for their newsletters...

http://www.cottageyarninc.com/

:blooby: :X: :blooby:

retreat info now on website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Eloewien
08-31-2007, 12:19 AM
Two and a half hours :verysad: :pout: Don't think hubby would let me drive that far- even if she does have mmmmm

Shandeh
08-31-2007, 04:18 PM
Poor Eloewien...:pout:

Don't feel too bad though. I live nearby, and I STILL haven't had a chance to go this week. :???:

Eloewien
08-31-2007, 09:12 PM
This week? poor you- I haven't been to my LYS in ages and I'm too broke to hit up the labor day sale this weekend :(

Shandeh
08-31-2007, 09:22 PM
This week? poor you- I haven't been to my LYS in ages and I'm too broke to hit up the labor day sale this weekend :(

Well, it's actually been over two weeks since I went there. I had wanted to go when they had the big sale, but I had to play organ for a wedding, which took my whole day. Bummer. So, I MISSED THE BIG SALE! :wall:

ChristinaKnits
09-01-2007, 12:50 PM
I am so jealous! I have one LYS and she is pretty small...but that is just a knitter's dream...It has such a cozy feel to it, like you want to sit and knit all day. You are lucky ;)

Shandeh
10-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Cottage Yarn is having a retreat the end of March!!! It will be alot of fun. the details will be on the website soon.

Here is the webpage about the Cottage Yarn retreat in the North Carolina mountains! :heart:
http://www.cottageyarninc.com/retreat.htm

MrsDavis3
10-13-2007, 11:53 AM
I have never been to a knitting retreat, but the idea is so appealing to me. I live in Asheville and I would certainly go to the Burnsville retreat if I could, but the last week in March is always spring break for my 8-year-old's school. That is also the end of "Easter week", I think.

There is a yarn dealer with shops in both Atlanta and Highlands NC called "Why Knot Knit", and she has hosted a retreat in Highlands before. I'm going to look into that.

giedre11
10-13-2007, 01:03 PM
I so enjoyed watching the slide show! Yarn porn is right! I have the unique opportunity of visiting LYS in many different places due to the nature of my job which takes me to different parts of the US. I just have to limit/space out my visits because I will spend so much money when I go! I just can't help myself, all those beautiful yarns and patterns just sitting there waiting for me to pick them up! Due to my lack of self control, many do get picked up...but it makes me sooo happy!
Anyway, how far is the shop from the Asheville area? We are thinking of settling down there next year.

Shandeh
10-13-2007, 04:24 PM
.......how far is the shop from the Asheville area? We are thinking of settling down there next year.

Cottage Yarn is near Charlotte (about 2 1/2 hours from Asheville), but the shop MrsDavis3 mentioned sounds much closer.

MrsDavis3
10-14-2007, 04:30 PM
Here are the yarn shops I patronize in Asheville:


www.yarnparadise.com
www.purlsyarnemporium.com

There are two others I don't frequent which you could check out:
Earth Guild
Asheville Home Crafts

Lady Violet
10-14-2007, 08:28 PM
Sandy, do you know what time they'll be starting friday night? i would love to go and might be able to save up enough for it, but i can't leave school until 4 at the earliest unless i take off.

Doodknitwit
10-14-2007, 09:13 PM
Sandy, do you know what time they'll be starting friday night? i would love to go and might be able to save up enough for it, but i can't leave school until 4 at the earliest unless i take off.

I think early evening late p.m.

Doodknitwit
10-14-2007, 09:16 PM
Here are the yarn shops I patronize in Asheville:


www.yarnparadise.com
www.purlsyarnemporium.com

There are two others I don't frequent which you could check out:
Earth Guild
Asheville Home Crafts

not too far..