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Old 01-03-2008, 07:40 AM   #41
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Everyone - Here in Danville there are no good yarn shops. I have been to a couple in Greensboro, NC, but tell me of more. Those of you in or near Richmond, Roanoke or Lynchburg - any good ones there?

I did hear there are good ones in Charlottesville.

I travel to Norfolk quite often as my son lives there so do you know of any in that area? I did find some on Mapmuse but wonder what you think of them.
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There is a wonderful one in Williamsburg called The Knitting Sisters. If you're ever close check it out.
There is one in Lynchburg, but I don't remember the name. I haven't been in several years, and think it has moved since then. It had a fair amount of good stuff, but was in a very tiny shop, so it was difficult to maneuver around and see everything. I don't know about C'ville or the other places you mentioned.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:10 AM   #42
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There's one here in Roanoke called Sereknity, it's wonderful. Very warm & inviting. You can just drop in to knit & chat if you like. I tried teaching myself to knit from a book & was having trouble- dropped in there & Brenda taught me what I needed to know.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:42 PM   #43
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There are several LYS in Richmond but I've only been to one...the ladies there were very nice, inviting me to come to their classes, etc. but I had trouble finding any yarn there that I could get cheaper than I can find on the internet. They had lots of eyelash and specialty yarns, and I was just looking for some plain ol' basic worsted.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:33 PM   #44
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Thanks everybody, I think next time I have the opportunity I will try the one in Roanoke - it sounds the best

I can't imagine wanting to charge to answer questions! Not very inviting!
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:31 PM   #45
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I'm in the Winchester area.
YAY! Winchester! I lived there for 6 mos. before we moved to WV. (I know I'm crashing this party being from WV, but I'm only 4 miles from the VA line next to Loudoun Co. in Harpers Ferry.)

I shop in Winchester all the time...don't you just love the 'new' Michaels? They would build that shopping center AFTER I moved away.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:23 PM   #46
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Hey, I'm a knitter from Virginia!
What's up everyone?!
I also do crochet for all you fans of that too!

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Old 01-19-2008, 10:10 AM   #47
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HI,
I know where Glouchester is but I am about 75 miles west of you in Charlottesville area. I am new to this form, a beginning knitter - well I have knitted about 6 scarfs but have not progressed past the scarf stage :>(.

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Hi Theresa,
We are not that far apart even though you are in WV, I live in Standardsville, just across the mountains from Harrisonburg off Rt 81. I love it here. I have a Micheals in Charlottesville & Harrisonburg, also several specialty knitting stores in Charlottesville that i visit. I am new to this group.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:04 PM   #49
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Does anyone know of a good LYS in or around Harrisonburg? I'm going to Masanutten for a week in mid-February, but can't ski this year because of bad knees. the up side of this is that I have extra money for yarn. Just need to know where to go.
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The Knitting Basket on Grove near Libbie in Richmond is very nice, as is the Yarn Lounge on Cary Street in Carytown. I've never been to Unraveled, out at Gayton Crossing and I've had two less-than-pleasant experiences in Lettuce Knit at Stony Point, so I won't be returning there. Unlike The Knitting Basket and The Yarn Lounge, Lettuce Knit gave me the distinct impression that the shop was "members only," IYKWIM. There might be wonderful people there, but I missed them on my two visits.

ETA: It's a bit of a drive from Richmond, but Holly Spring in Powhatan on Route 13 is also very nice!

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