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Old 09-12-2006, 12:19 PM   #1
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Dh & I are getting ready to go to San Antonio and Houston in just over a week - our first vacation since our honeymoon 10 years ago! :o While we're visiting, I've made my friends & family promise to take me to "the best" yarn stores. The problem is that they don't normally go to LYS so they don't know where to take me. :(

What are your suggestions? Where are the best places for me to go on a shopping spree while we're visiting? I promise to repay your suggestions with yarn porn.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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Yarn Barn of San Antonio

4300 McCullough Avenue

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I like this yarn shop in San Antonio.
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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Can someone compare Nancy Knits to the other two in Houston? I've been to the other two and Yarn Barn in SA, they are really sweet.
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Check out www.thecrochetdude.blogspot.com He lives in Houston and is a designer so I'm sure he knows where every single LYS is! He also has mentioned a couple of them on the blog before.
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I need to get with it. I haven't been to any of those. Not that I can AFFORD them, mind you!
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I know Crochet Dude has some of his patterns at Yarntopia. And he has talked about Yarntopia. LOL thats how I learned about it.

I think Mer has been to Nancy Knits. Maybe we can get a review from her.

Here's what I know about them. Yarns2ewe has tons of sock yarn. Very large selection of just about everything. The ladies who frequent the shop have held my baby while I look around, pay etc.

Yarntopia is a smaller newer shop. VERY friendly, VERY baby friendly. I took my three year old and 8 month old in and spent a relaxing time as they played with books, toys, etc. and I carried the 8 month old around mostly. They also have a changing table in the restroom. I've taken a class there and one of there teachers is a Knitty designer. Real sweet, pretty knowledgeable. Relaxing, sweet people, kinda reminds me of this place. It feels like a family there. I've seen the shop owners handle "situations" in a real sweet way.

Yarn Barn is also wonderful. Its a large shop but also has needlework. So they probably have the same amount of stuff as Yarntopia. They will bend over backwards and at times I've had four different women ask if I need help finding stuff. Even the knitters who are there are so sweet.

What are you shopping for specifically?
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Originally Posted by Pixywhispers
What are you shopping for specifically?
I need something specific in mind?



I just want to see what other LYS have in store. kwim? It seems like, while there are little changes, my LYS has mostly the same stuff all the time. I'm excited to see if there are different things available in different parts of the country.

I'm emailing my friend & family with those names to see which would be most convenient for while we're there. TY so much!!!!
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I want to check them out and see what's different from Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart. I'm hoping for more wool choices, but I'm not very hopeful about the prices.
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<giggle> Of course you dont have to have anything in mind. Just thought I'd ask.
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