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Old 03-29-2007, 07:54 AM   #21
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Welcome momwolf!

I love your picture!

What town do you live in? I grew up going to my Great-Grandma's in Cotton and Melrude. I iwent to UMD too. I love it up there and can't wait to make a visit to Duluth this summer.

Been to any good LYS up there? I may have to try some of them too.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:24 AM   #22
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Wow someone who knows where Melrude is I live about 5 minutes Past Melrude in Central Lakes.Only one LYS in Duluth In Woodland and one in Hibbing.I grew up in Duluth and have lived up here about 6 years.Who was your grandmom?My inlaws( Clasen) probably know your family.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:10 AM   #23
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Hello!

I didn't know there was a LYS at Woodland- that is right down the street from where I lived! I hope to go up for a weekend this summer, I will have to check it out (much to DH dismay!)

My family are Johnson's- so scandanavian and so common here in MN. Irene was her name- she died a few years ago after her 100th birthday. We had a big party for her in Cotton. I really miss going up there for visits....
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:19 PM   #24
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My dd, who is now living in Germany, will be moving to the Minneapolis area in about two weeks. My dh and I plan to visit her this summer, and vacation around the state while up there. I'm loving all this MN yarn shop info I'm discovering on this thread. :D

I have a good onine friend whom I've known now for nearly ten years that lives in Duluth. We'll be driving up to visit her family while there, too. She isn't a knitter (well, she knifty loom knits), so she's not familiar with local yarn shops. It's hard to believe a town like Duluth only has one yarn shop. Don't they know it gets cold up there? And what do cold people need? Knitware!
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:36 PM   #25
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Hey kids... was just through the Cities for my occasional trip to New Richmond WI. I intended to sneak to Yarn Cafe and Amazing Threads on the way home Monday. I stopped at the Arbor Lakes mall because I saw they have an Ulta store (my mom in Phoenix is always asking if we have one in Fargo as she has one there). I proceded to shop for an hour and then discovered I locked my keys in my car!!! I got it unlocked but had to pay 50 bucks to do it... grrr. Anyhoo, made it to Amazing Threads at least before going home, ran into a snow squall over Alexandria/Fergus Falls (the mysterious weather change area). But at least I made my usual stop! Next time I'll hit Yarn Cafe to even in out! Tuesday we got several inches of snow. DH is there now with his boss picking up a new garbage truck for work, the poor guys are spending the night as they are "snowed in" , yeah, right! They're at the casino I guess. So anyway, had to report I was in the 'hood!
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:41 AM   #26
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Renna-

I know, Hard to believe only one in Duluth! I am sure in the summer, no one is knitting- it gets very beautifly there! Where is your dd in Germany? My DH studied there for a couple of years in Ingolstat- we are hoping to go an visit his host family (he is still in touch with them).

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Sorry to hear that you had a little problem at the mall! I don't live too far from Amazing Threads or Arbor Lakes. Next time, do go to the Yarn Cafe- they just got in new yarn- Mooncake there is Harmony and Tranquility wools- great for felting and in 70 some odd colors. I had a coupon for some and couldn't decide on colors! I think I stood at the wall and looked for at least 20 minutes!
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Where is your dd in Germany? My DH studied there for a couple of years in Ingolstat- we are hoping to go an visit his host family (he is still in touch with them).
She lives in a small village not too far from Kaiserslautern. She has been over there working on an Air Force base. She LOVES it there, and is sad to be leaving....but she really likes a guy who's being transferred back to the states. I'm just thankful to him for getting her back onto our continent.
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Congrats on your DD moving back! I know my DH misses it very much. When we were on our honeymoon in Florida, we went to the German buffet in Epcot. They have big family style tables and we sat with a nice older couple from Germany. DH spoke a lot to them (forgetting I was even there) and then they all spoke to me in German. It was nice, but I can only speak some not so polite things!
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Oh my god Traceleigh my husband Gregg and Al Caple used to go and have coffee with Fred and Irene and they used to bring them firewood.Gregg says Irene was the nicest lady hes ever met.It's a small world isn't it?I can't believe Duluth has only one LYS either.That's why I order most of mine on-line or go to Hibbing.
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