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Topic: Must-visits in Denver, Pueblo, or Colorado Springs?  (Read 3668 times)
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« on: April 22, 2007 06:30:32 PM »

Hey everyone

Okay, I live in Georgia, and I'm going to La Junta to visit some friends for the Fourth this year. We're going to go to Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs and Denver; we'll also go straight through Pueblo. (Santa Fe to La Junta to Colorado Springs to Denver, then heading back through Kansas towards home.)

So, are there any really interesting craft, fiber, quilting, or scrapbook shops in the area? I'll basically have a day each in La Junta and in the Colorado Springs area, and maybe a day and a half in Denver. Obviously, I won't have time to visit many, since I have beautiful scenic places to visit, too, but I want to carve out time for at least a couple of shops! Cheesy (Whoa, us addicts are so bad...)

Anyway, I would appreciate some advice. I know there are a fair number of yarn shops in Denver, at least, but how to choose? Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007 07:38:08 PM »

Shucks - I don't remember the name of it, but there IS a very pretty yarn store in Manitou Springs.  Most the shops downtown are locally owned boutiques so I'm sure that anyone could direct you. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007 01:06:21 PM »

There is a yarn shop/coffee shop in denver called LaTiDa- it is a scream to go for the coffee/yarn shop factor.

Sadly, the best yarn shop in all of Colorado (heck, all of CREATION!!) is in Boulder- Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins. Go with a budget. 8-)
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007 01:11:51 PM »

I visited the Knitting Habitat in Pueblo when I was up there over last Thanksgiving, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It's a small shop, but it's chock full of yarny goodness. I believe the website is theknittinghabitat. com, and you can get directions from their website!
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007 02:34:57 PM »

there's a couple of yarn stores in Old Colorado City, just west of CO Springs, as well.  I'll rack my brain for names of my favorite crafty stores around here in the Springs and let you know! 
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007 03:23:59 PM »

This should help.....

http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en-us&q=yarn+store&near=Colorado+Springs,+CO&sa=X&oi=local&ct=title

Ruxton Ave Fibers is SOOOO COOOOLLLLLLLLLL

(You may want to have a loved one hold all your cash and credit cards before you go in)
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007 07:21:11 PM »

There is a yarn shop/coffee shop in denver called LaTiDa- it is a scream to go for the coffee/yarn shop factor.


I thought LaTiDa was out of business.  A friend of mine worked for the owner & was helping her close the store.  I haven't bothered to go to washpark in ages b/c parking just isn't worth the trouble....if its still there though I'd love to know
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007 01:40:43 PM »

I second Shuttles!!

My eyes nearly popped outta my head when I first walked in the door!
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007 08:50:45 PM »

im from AL and will be going to CSU in the fall, and every time i go out to CO. i must make a stop in shuttles!!! i love that place. it is where i get all of my fibers and spinning stuff too. I also love lambspun in Ft. Collins.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2007 11:49:11 AM »

If you like cool fabrics-go to Mill Fabric Outlets. They can be pricey, but check out their sale area. They have EVERY neat  fabric you can think of and it's filed really well. Some of the clerks can be a little strange, but most are nice Grin
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