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Old 01-24-2008, 06:56 PM   #161
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I have (in theory) located the yarn shop in River Oaks shopping center! It's called Chandail, and it's around behind the theater itself. The closest cross streets are McDuffie and Peden (1 block south of West Gray on McDuffie). I'm going to head over there now and check it out, make sure it's actually there. Although, I think that it might be needlepoint (or at least primarily)--I think my mom goes there a lot, 'cause the name sounds really familiar. I will let y'all know when I get back!
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:18 PM   #162
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Oh, yes, please let us know. We (dh and I) are planning a trip down there to see family in February. My good friend tends bar at the Little Woodrow's, so I could just run over there. There isn't a yarn shop anywhere near my in-laws...
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OK, I'm back. They were closed when I got there but I could see the whole shop through the windows and it's definitely needlepoint. Although, if you do needlepoint, it looks like they have some really stunning canvases. Sorry, guys! I'm going on a knitting shop odyssey this weekend, though, I've decided, and am going to check out a few of the other shops. Maybe not the one in Katy, but I might hit the ones in the Woodlands. Haven't decided yet!
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:21 PM   #164
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Oh, yes, please let us know. We (dh and I) are planning a trip down there to see family in February. My good friend tends bar at the Little Woodrow's, so I could just run over there. There isn't a yarn shop anywhere near my in-laws...
Sorry about Chandail, then, but check out Yarns 2 Ewe! It's just a mile or so north on Shepherd from the RO center.
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Yeah, I've been to Yarns2Ewe. Got some Malabrigo and some Patagonia cotton ... If you are going on a knitting shop scout-out this weekend, you should check this place out:

http://www.merribee.com/

Their website says they have 2,000 square feet of yarn and it seems like they carry some great brands.

If I can convince my dh, I'd like to check it out next time we come to town.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #166
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I've never been to the store, but the Meribee website is AWFUL! You can't tell the price until you order. How backwards is that? They must do most of their business in store. Hope it's nice!
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Just a note about Merribee...All of the yarn is kept in the bags. Being a "pet the yarn person" that drove me crazy. Also the store was dark...the owner had to turn the lights on so I could look around. Store is about half and half yarns and needlepoint. I went once....haven't been back. I live near Tomball and drive to Twisted Yarns in Spring. Much better selection, bright store, and just a better atmosphere all around. It's always busy, it seems. Also, The Hen House on Louetta is okay. It's kind of dark, too, but the yarn selection is okay; it's about half yarn and half quilting supplies. I think you'd all like Twisted Yarns best, but Hen House is worth a visit, and I just don't recommend Merribee.

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Thanks for letting us know. If my dh drove me all the way over to Meribee, it better be really good. My in-laws live in Richmond (Ft. Bend County). Maybe I can check out Twisted Yarns on our way into town someday. Thanks again, because I'm a yarn-petter as well!
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Originally Posted by cdjack View Post
Oh, yes, please let us know. We (dh and I) are planning a trip down there to see family in February. My good friend tends bar at the Little Woodrow's, so I could just run over there. There isn't a yarn shop anywhere near my in-laws...
Which Little Woodrows? Bellaire Blvd.? If so, Nancy's Knits would be easy for y'all too, just come up 59, I would probably take 610 to Braeswood and go that way, as opposed to coming all the way down Chimney Rock from 59... But then again, I am a freeway kinda gal.
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No, she works at the one on W.Alabama and sometimes the one in Midtown. But, I will still try to make it to Nancy's Knits anyway.
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