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Old 09-19-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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I Got To Visit A LYS In WA
As I'm laid over in WA for the weekend I checked into a motel in Ellensburg and then went downtown for a walk and to look around a bit.

The very first business I spotted across the street was called The Dancing Ewe. The name suggested yarn so I walked across to check it out. Sure enough, it was a yarn shop.

I walked around a bit checking out the very nice selection of yarns. Although I didn't really need any yarn at the moment I bought two skeins of Encore in a very nice dark green that I think will make a very nice Winter hat.

I also picked up a 40" size 10 Addi Turbo which I look forward to trying out.

The lady running the place was very nice as well as helpful. We chatted for a few minutes until a couple of her students came in and required her attention. She said she was pleased to have a male knitter come in as most of the men who come in are with their wives and look like they'd rather be anywhere else.

I really enjoyed my visit there and if I'd had money to spare could have spent a small fortune as she really did have some very nice yarns there.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great shop. We have a Dancing Ewe in Casper too.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great shop. We have a Dancing Ewe in Casper too.
Oh ok, I didn't realize it was a chain.
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It isn't. Just a coincidence that two stores about 1000 miles apart have the same name.
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It isn't. Just a coincidence that two stores about 1000 miles apart have the same name.
That is a coincidence indeed!
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:30 PM   #6
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Oh I bet the Encore will make a great hat! I find it a tad itchy to my very sensitive skin, but I love knitting with it. You'll love the Addi, too!

Glad you had fun!
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What fun. It must be great to stop in various places across the country and find yarn shops. You could do a travelogue of all the great and not so great yarn stores around the US.
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What fun. It must be great to stop in various places across the country and find yarn shops. You could do a travelogue of all the great and not so great yarn stores around the US.
Another great book idea for you Mason!
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What fun. It must be great to stop in various places across the country and find yarn shops. You could do a travelogue of all the great and not so great yarn stores around the US.
Actually I rarely get to visit a LYS due to the fact that they normally don't have truck parking close to them. As I'm in a motel I was able to drop my trailer at the motel and bobtail downtown.
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Great fun! I did this when I went to Denver recently....One of the ladies on Ravelry actually picked me up at the hotel and took me to her knit night in Parker, then spent all day the following Saturday showing me around, visiting two yarn stores in Boulder and a western museum. Very nice and loved the companionship. I will always remember her sweetness and the generosity of her time.
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