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aubrigail
« on: March 17, 2005 11:25:08 AM »

Hi all,
First off, I should introduce myself...I'm currently living in Wyoming (doing a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA) but in 3 months and 9 days, I'll be moving to Lexington!! I went to college in Ohio, and spent many weekends down at the Red and can't wait to be moving back to the area!

I haven't posted much on craftster, but I love checking in to see the amazing projects everyone is doing! I just learned how to knit, l just started embroidering stuff this year, can sew a bit, and LOVE photography.

I'm currently looking for jobs in the area (and sending out resumes and looking for more jobs and...) I was just wondering if anyone out there had some ideas of different places to look, openings that might appeal to a fellow crafter...I'm constantly on the college employment pages, and the classifieds for most newspapers in the area, monster.com/careerbuilder.com etc, but I'm sure there are opportunities out there that I'm missing.  Any ideas, suggestions would be greatly, greatly appreciated...

I'll also take any suggestions about the area, places to shop, eat, must-go-to events, nice areas to live, not nice areas to live, when the snb and the craft clubs meet Wink

I know this is a lot to ask but just let me say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU in advance!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2005 11:56:40 AM »

There's a very active snb here, though I myself have never made it to a meeting.  They seem like fun folks and they meet several times a week.

As for where to live or not live -- depends on whether you're looking for a house or apartment, what kind of neighborhood you like, what your budget is, etc.  My husband and I just moved downtown and we really like it.

Some of my favorite things in town:

The Kentucky Theatre (1923 movie theatre on Main St)
Alfalfa for brunch (also on Main St)
Third Street Stuff (shop/coffee house)
Room Service (consignment furniture etc)
3 different antique malls out Leestown Road
Sahara (cheap and delicious Jordanian food on Southland Dr)
Good Foods Market ("health food" co-op and cafe)
Farmers Market (every Saturday on Vine St when season is in)
Panda Garden (best Chinese food in town, way over by the Greyhound bus station)
Puccini's Smiling Teeth (gourmet pizza, in Chevy Chase neighborhood)
John's Run Walk Shop (group of family-owned shoe stores)
Mountains of Memories (huge scrapbook/paper store at Man o'War and Boston Rd)
Lasting Legacy (another scrapbook store, in Andover neighborhood)
Bombay Brazier (best Indian food I've ever had, on High Street downtown)
Dandelion Beads (on Richmond Rd, though their prices have gotten a bit high lately)
Stitch Niche (yarn shop on Moore Dr, off of Nicholasville Rd)
Copper Garden (neat garden decor shop in Lexington Green mall on Nicholasville Rd)
Flag Fork Herb Farm (shop and cafe on North Broadway)
Unique Books (small but surprisingly decent used book shop on Woodland Ave)
Graeter's Ice Cream (Cincinnati-based locally-made gourmet ice cream)
The Dame (relatively cool place to see live music, on Main Street)

You mentioned "The Red" -- do you mean the Red River Gorge?  That's definitely one of our favorite things to do when the weather is good.  It's only about 90 minutes to 2 hours from Lexington.  Even our dogs love to go!

And if you're up for driving for an hour, there's King's Island, which I assume you already know about if you went to school in Ohio.  Also in Cincinnati is a semi-new store called Jungle Jim's, which is the most amazing food store I've ever been in.  It's unbelievably huge.  They're building their own monorail.  All kinds of crazy foods from all over the world.  We took my mother-in-law there last year, and she can't wait to go again on her next visit.  I don't know if the Newport Aquarium was open when you were in Ohio, but it's pretty cool.

An hour's drive in another direction takes you to Louisville, where I suggest Heine Brothers Coffee, Ramsi's Cafe On the World, ear-x-tacy (music store), Baxter Avenue Theatre (artsy-fartsy), and this place that makes homemade cake, pie, and ice cream -- all of these are along Bardstown Road in Louisville.

I'll be interested to see if anyone else responds -- maybe I'll learn something new  Wink  I'm sure there are things I'm forgetting, too.

I don't have any ideas for interesting jobs, though -- if I did, I'd pursue them myself.  I work at the University, which is not too exciting, but I do get 6 credit hours of classes for free every semester, which is a really good perk.

I've been thinking about starting a craft club for a while, but haven't gotten my act in gear to do it, but when I do, I'll definitely post here.  Welcome to town!

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2005 03:08:08 PM »

i lived in lexington while i went to grad school in richmond. the most fun suggestion i have may not be for you, but if you are open-minded, go see the drag show at "the bar" downtown in lexington. that's the real name, "the bar." it's one of those places that doesn't have a sign or anything, you just have to get someone who knows it to take you there. the show is great, the drinks are strong, and dancing at gay bars in unlike dancing at any other kind of club. don't worry if you are straight (i am); you'll be welcome there.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005 10:00:38 PM »

Thanks so much for the ideas =)

Wow 6 free credit hours, that is a pretty good perk...I'm guessing that's at UK...do you know if that's a benefit for every UK job? (I hope I'm not being too nosy, but that'd be a big deal for me)

I saw a sign for the farmer's market when I went to visit last month, and I was really excited about that.  I love all the old houses and the downtown area seemed really neat (even though we only drove through it). I also figured there must be a bunch of cool places that my boyfriend hasn't found yet, so I'm glad for the list.  I have a feeling I'm going to be showing him around Lexington Wink

I'm ridiculously excited about moving =)  Thanks again for the replies and ideas!!


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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2005 06:55:29 AM »

Oh, I forgot about The Bar.  It's funny, there are actually a LOT of gay people, male and female, in Lexington, but they are sort of in semi-hiding.  There used to be a lot more live theatre here than there seems to be now, but there is a big Shakespeare festival in the summer and Actors Guild just got a new theatre on Main Street.  It's also, as I said, an easy drive to Louisville or Cincinnati.  There are a few small but nice art galleries, and a big arts fair in August, which has become kinda snooty, but is still fun to go look at.

The 2 free classes is a benefit for every full-time UK job.

I really like living downtown -- there is a wide range of options downtown, as far as affordable vs. swanky, too.

Let me know when you get to town, we can go to brunch or something and then you can say you know someone in town  Smiley

Melinda
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2005 10:43:00 AM »

Sounds great =) Thanks again for the ideas!! I'll post something when I make it to Lexington (wish it was sooner, except for that pesky finding a job thing Wink )
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2005 12:17:14 PM »

Hi!  I just joined the craftster board, but I'm in Lexington too!  I work at UK full-time and am taking advantage of those free credit hours to do graduate work too.  I just started knitting a few months ago and am hooked. 

I've been trying to think of any other recommendations of things to see or do here, but I think Melinda covered just about everything in her first post.  One thing that I would recommend is Joe Bologna's restaurant.  We really like their pasta and pizza.  It's kind of in between UK's campus and downtown, on W. Maxwell St.

I had to laugh when "The Bar" came up - I have friends who go there pretty often but I've never been.  One of these days I'll get out there.  Having a toddler makes it hard though.  Anyway, I'll keep thinking on suggestions and if I come up with anything else I'll post it here. 

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2005 10:23:55 AM »

I live in Lexington.  Hope this isn't too late! I'm a big fan of the Farmer's Market, Joe Bologna's, John's Run Walk Shop (just bought some running shoes there yesterday), and Graeters (best ice cream in the world!).  Here's my list:

*The patios at Atomic Cafe or Cheapside for drinks.  I love the food at Atomic too (Caribbean)
*Sushi at Seki on South Broadway (we call her the Sushi Nazi but if you can get in, it's great)
*Dinner on warm evenings on the patio at Regatta's (seafood) in Lexington Green. 
*Magee's Bakery on E. Main
*Joseph Beth for books and coffee/dessert in the Cafe. It's huge.

All of my recs revolve around food.  That may indicate a problem. Smiley

I can't believe no one has mentioned Keeneland yet! It's horse racing and the only thing that beats Keeneland in the fall is Keeneland in the spring.  Even if you don't like racing or don't care to bet, you'll love Keeneland. 

Lexington is a sports crazy town.  UK basketball is the big thing.  They play at Rupp downtown, and it's almost impossible to get tickets.  We talk basketball year round and obsess about it.  We're the all time winningest college basketball team and should be ranked top 5 again next year.  We love football but our football team hasn't quite shared the same success as the basketball program.  That's saying it nicely.  But hey, when you get 60,000/game to watch a team that finishes 2-10, you've got loyal fans. 

We also have the Legends, a minor league baseball team and the Horsemen, an arena football team.  I love going to Legends games though I've never been to a Horsemen game.  There aren't any pro sports teams in Kentucky, even though there have been attempts to get an NBA team in Louisville.

The only really crafty thing I do is knitting, and while the Stitch Niche is my favorite, there are 2 other ones, Knit 1 Purl 1 and Stone's Throw. I don't care for Knit 1 Purl 1 but that's a whole other post.  The owner is nice and they do have a lot of European yarns.  Stone's Throw is in Georgetown which isn't far from where  I live but 25-30 minutes from other parts of Lex.  It's a small shop that only carries Brown Sheep, Crystal Palace, Patons, and a couple of other things but they are very nice and helpful.

We have about every chain restaurant and shop out there so we have a you could ever want, if that's what you are looking for.  Most of these are concentrated around the Fayette Mall on Nicholasville Rd or Hamburg on Man O War at I-75.

As far as places to live, I live out in Masterson now which I like but it's mostly younger families.  I am single and don't fit in at all but bought out here because I wanted a newly built house with a little bit of yard for my dogs.  My favorite area of town to live in is around Chinoe, near campus.  Lexington is a relatively safe town.  The north end of town can be sketchy in parts and in other parts is older so my suggestion to anyone is to stick to downtown/the south side of town.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2005 12:30:06 PM »

Thanks Laura and Legally Blonde...no worries you're not too late...I've still got 2 months and 8 days to go (not that I'm counting Wink ) and I really appreciate all the ideas, especially when it comes to things to do and places to live...I'm subleasing my boyfriend's room for the summer, so I'm glad I don't have to rush around to find something right when I get there...my dream, ideal would be someplace where I could get a dog...but that may be totally out of what I can afford...we'll see

I'm glad to hear its a pretty safe place too.  I probably sound like such a dork but I was a little nervous about that...I mean going from a town of 1,000 some people where no one locks their doors and they all leave their cars running at the post office (well everyone except me...this is the smallest, smallest place I've ever lived and I didn't want to get out of the door-locking habit) to a place with 200 times more people...eek! Its good to know that it's not a big deal

I'm so looking forward to moving! Thanks again for all of your wonderful ideas and suggestions!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2005 07:51:50 PM »

I have 2 dogs, and I never had any problems finding a place to rent in Lexington with both of them!  You'll often run into breed restrictions but other than that, many places accept most dogs.
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2005 01:04:37 PM »

Hehehe this thread has been helpful!  I'm going to attend UK next fall and I'm definately going to check out all the things Xmelinda pointed out!  Hmmm any crafty college/highschool students out there?!?!?!
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2005 05:02:42 PM »

=)

I'm glad it's helped someone else, too.  I've got to print these up for when I move in 17 days (YAY!!!) Thanks for all the suggestions!
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2005 11:50:33 AM »

i'm guessing you've moved by now, but i have a few suggestions. a few have already been mentioned, but extra emphasis can't hurt. i put the general area where they are but i don't know the street names or anything
+ isle of you...really cool clothing store, they have paul frank, hello kitty, juicy couture, some vintage stuff....downtown
+ third street stuff and cafe...this place is impossible to miss when you drive by it, and they have awesome stuff...downtown
+ coffee times coffee shop...omg this place is so cool. they have a store side with awesome purses, jewelry, and other stuff and a coffee/tea/smoothie bar on the other side...i'm really not sure where this is...it's in one of those shopping center things. it's by that giant wildcat, though, if that helps anyone
+ mocha monkey.....smoothie/wrap/coffee shop....beaumont
+ graeter's....one in palomar, one in tates creek center...that's all i can think of right now
+ cornerstone pharmacy....looks like it's right out of the 50's....really good milkshakes....downt own versailles (about 15 minutes from lexington)...just a bit of advice, i don't know how it was in wyoming, but in kentucky, versailles is pronounced ver-sales. people might think you're crazy if you pronounced it the correct, french way  of ver-sye
+ jonk jonk jonk...thrift store in downtown lexington
+ exploritorium (formally lexington children's museum) has a teen/kids art/craft fair each year. i participated in it last year, it was pretty fun....also it'd be fun to go to...and it's downtown
+ holly hill inn....a delicious restaurant in midway....about 30 minutes from lexington
+ seki's...a really good sushi restaurant downtown, but extremely hard to get into

those are some of my favorites, i hope you're enjoying lexington!

oh and one more thing, three movies have been filmed in lexington and surrounding areas (versailles, louisville, elizabethtown) recently that you may enjoy seeing. already released: seabiscuit. coming in october (as of now): elizabethtown and dreamer.

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2005 09:53:41 AM »

+ third street stuff and cafe...this place is impossible to miss when you drive by it, and they have awesome stuff...downtown

Third Street and North Limestone.  I like this place, too, it's a nice place to hang out and have some tea.

+ coffee times coffee shop...omg this place is so cool. they have a store side with awesome purses, jewelry, and other stuff and a coffee/tea/smoothie bar on the other side...i'm really not sure where this is...it's in one of those shopping center things. it's by that giant wildcat, though, if that helps anyone

The coffee here is terrible -- I used to work there, and I can tell you that they serve whatever is the oldest stalest stuff that they want to get rid of.  But the little shop is cute and has cute stuff.  It's on Regency Road, which is off of Nicholasville Road and Pasadena.

Also on Regency Road, a place I cannot say enough good things about, Pet Paws Self-Serve Dog Wash.  What an awesome idea and super-nice people.  It makes washing your dog almost fun.

+ graeter's....one in palomar, one in tates creek center...that's all i can think of right now

Also  Romany Road near downtown (in Chevy Chase).  Hubby and I have been semi-addicted this summer.  Must... stop... going... to... Graeters...

+ holly hill inn....a delicious restaurant in midway....about 30 minutes from lexington

This reminds me about Flag Fork Herb Farm, on North Broadway, which is a delightful place to have lunch.  You should call ahead, because the dining room is small, but it's not hard to get into.

+ seki's...a really good sushi restaurant downtown, but extremely hard to get into

Miiyako is also good for sushi and other Japanese food, though pricey (sushi is always pricey, though).  On Richmond Road, near New Circle Road.

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2005 01:28:34 PM »

thanks....my mom drives me everywhere so i pretty much don't have to pay attention to roads yet. one more year until i get my liscense though, and i think i'll scare everyone off the road. i remembered another place, the paisley peacock. it's not really my kind of store....very....ec centric/ecclectic (last time i was in there, they were selling hippie-ish drug stuff. i couldn't think of another way to put that. nothing against hippies, but i'm not one of them.) also kennedy book store. they have a section with awesome art supplies, plus they have lots of cool pens. those are both downtown....help with streets please?

back to midway, they have a lot of other places i forgot to mention. wallace's station is a really good panini/salad type restaurant, very casual, but delicious foods. it's owned by the sister of the owner of holly hill inn. downtown midway's awesome too. they have a whole strip of boutiques and restaurants. i'll name the ones i like....le marche (cute store, cafe, and the basement houses a pottery studio of the owner's....she also offers pottery lessons), breckenridge (boutique), bluegrass historical museum (i don't really like this store for it's intended purposes....even though it's interesting....but they have a bunch of vintage books and jewelry, plus faux vintage items....all very cool to use while crafting), the depot (yummy restaurant), bistro la belle (reallllly good salads), a christmas store...can't remember the name...but awesome ornaments, and lastly, a train track runs through the middle of all this. we usually put some coins on top before shopping or eating dinner, and when we come back, they're usually flattened! totally illegal, but quite fun nonetheless. the whole strip is being remodeled right now so it's hard to get to, but it should be completed within a few weeks.

i'm bound to think of more things still

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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2005 01:30:30 AM »

I couldn't sleep because all I could think about was that I am moving to Lexington in nine months--thank you for this thread! I've been visiting for the past year and have stumbled upon some of the places mentioned, but there are others I definitely need to check out. I was afraid my craftiness would be stunted by the move, but I fear no more!

i remembered another place, the paisley peacock. it's not really my kind of store....very....ec centric/ecclectic (last time i was in there, they were selling hippie-ish drug stuff. i couldn't think of another way to put that. nothing against hippies, but i'm not one of them.) also kennedy book store. they have a section with awesome art supplies, plus they have lots of cool pens. those are both downtown....help with streets please?

Oh and one other thing about Paisley Peacock (on Limestone and Maxwell) that aubrey did not mention--in the back of the store there is this delightful bead nook, filled with organizers and organizers of beads. I always stock up when I visit. (: It also has various hemp and beading accessories, which is nice. And the Pita Pit right down the block has the BEST fast food pitas you'll ever eat--and they deliver until 3am!

Oh! And have any of you been to Berea?! I went a couple months ago and fell in love. What a quaint little craft town! The pottery and the jewelry and the glass blowing! I definitely need to go back some time (a full day's trip, of course) to check out all the antique stores and craft stores and perhaps stroll the Berea campus and have a picnic. (:

Anyhow, any other crafty places in the Lexington area? Especially someplace other than Jo-Ann/Hancock for fabric!

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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2005 12:55:42 PM »

hehe...yeah....i haven't been to paisley peacock in forever...i just remember what stood out....so i guess that's pretty biased.
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2005 12:01:21 PM »

Oh! And have any of you been to Berea?! I went a couple months ago and fell in love. What a quaint little craft town! The pottery and the jewelry and the glass blowing! I definitely need to go back some time (a full day's trip, of course) to check out all the antique stores and craft stores and perhaps stroll the Berea campus and have a picnic. (:

Berea is a wonderful little spot and they tend to have a craft fair and other events.

Loving this post as I live in Richmond (30 min from lex), and we have very few craft choices.  We have wal-mart.  Yup.  Wal-mart.  And Botonay Bay has some beads and hemp making stuff.  But that about covers it.  So sad.  We also are low on interesting places.

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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2005 05:30:50 PM »

I'm actually moving away from Lexington in, uh, three days, but here are some things I've found to do in the last four years I've spent here, hope this helps some of y'all out.

- Everyone must go to Jonk. It is such an awesome vintage store, with clothes, records, furniture and household-y things. The guys that run it are super nice. Probably my favorite thing to do in Lexington. Aw. I will miss shopping there. (Third St near Transy and Atomic Cafe)

- Pop's Resale is kind of similar to Jonk but with a crap load of records. They also have good vintage clothes. (Leestown Rd.)

- The UK Arboretum is my second favorite thing to do. They have a lovely garden, and also jogging trails. Perfect place to study. Amazing rose garden in summer. (Alumni Dr near the football stadium).

- Gallery Hop downtown on certain Friday nights, 4 times a year maybe? I dunno, it'll always be in the newspaper.

- Sunrise Bakery, they bake really yummy breakfast pastries (Main St., kind of across from The Dame).

-Farmer's Market, of course. They just started a new one on Sundays on Southland Dr.

- CD Central for records, Squecial Media for books, magazines and random cool things. (both on Limestone, right by campus.)

- Kentucky Theater downtown for foriegn and indie movies. Decently cheap tickets, pretty old theater, the best concessions ever (Kizito cookies! Coke with real cherry syrup! Beer! So great).

- The Gorge has already been mentioned by a bunch of people, but just wanted to add that it's way close to Lexington, only a 45 min drive w/o traffic.

- As far as craftiness, the SNB has a Yahoo Groups site, and last year I think they did knitting lessons in the Student Center. At least I think that was the same group. Maybe they're doing that again this year?

So Lexington has been okay. You really have to search out new things to do, a lot of people seem to end up just going out to eat and drinking a lot. If you don't have a car (like me) it kind of blows, but if you can hitch rides with friends, it's alright.  Anyway, welcome to Lex Vegas!
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2005 09:39:38 AM »

Craft classes:

The Living Arts & Science Center offers all sorts of classes, mainly for kids, but some for adults. I think this is their web site, but it isn't coming up for me this morning, not sure why:
http://www.livingartsandscience.org/


also, there was someone teaching decorative painting in a shop in nearby Versailles, I can't remember the name of it.

Michaels' (on Nicholasville rd.) has occasionally classes


Also:

Lexington Childrens Museum
 
440 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507

contact: Education Director
phone: (859) 258-3253
admissions@handsonfun.com

hours: Tues. to Sat
10 am - 5 pm
Sun. 1 - 5 pm; Closed Mon.
web: www.lexingtonchildr ensmuseum.com

The Lexington Childrens Museum provides a fun, dynamic hands-on learning environment for the whole family. Over 100 exhibits, traveling exhibits, and workshops have been created to inspire your imagination and curiosity
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Also try Lexington Community College's adult ed classes, some painting and photography classes, and assorted other stuff:

http://www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/LCC/CCP/community_education.php

also Fayette County Public Schools have adult ed classes in a variety of subjects. I wish they would offer even more classes. Maybe if you have a particular hobby or skill to share, you could write a course proposal and submit it to them (ditto for LCC, a friend of mine got a stint teaching a class with her local adult ed program that way...)

http://www.fcps.net/sa/support/communityed.htm

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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2006 01:39:51 AM »

I'm moving to Lexington this week...some crafty friends would be awesome!
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2006 08:03:16 AM »

The only really crafty thing I do is knitting, and while the Stitch Niche is my favorite, there are 2 other ones, Knit 1 Purl 1 and Stone's Throw. I don't care for Knit 1 Purl 1 but that's a whole other post.  The owner is nice and they do have a lot of European yarns.  Stone's Throw is in Georgetown which isn't far from where  I live but 25-30 minutes from other parts of Lex.  It's a small shop that only carries Brown Sheep, Crystal Palace, Patons, and a couple of other things but they are very nice and helpful.

Could you (or anyone else who knows) give me an idea of where Knit 1 Purl 1 and Stone's Throw are located? I tried to look Knit 1 Purl 1 up in the phone book, but no luck, and I don't have a Georgetown phone book. I know you say you don't like Knit 1 Purl 1 but I'd like to check it out for myself anyway. I love the Stitch Niche!

And for you guys talking about Paisley Peacock...did you know it closed? According to the sign on the door, they're getting evicted for not paying rent.
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2006 02:32:41 PM »

Knit1Purl1 is on Patchen Drive, off of Richmond Rd a couple of lights past the Circle.  It's in the white 2 story building with several little shops in it.  The building forms almost like a horseshoe shape, and it's in the middle.  It's a tiny little shop.

Stones Throw is in Georgetown.  If you're familiar with the courthouse, it's right up from that.  It's along one of the main roads in downtown. It's easy to miss because it's in the basement of another shop. 

They have a website
http://www.stonesthrowartisans.com/

Hope this helps!

BTW, I need to retract my Knit1Purl1 comment.  I've had a couple of great experiences in there lately though it was a bit intimidating when I first started knitting. I was in a couple of weeks ago to buy the fall/winter issue of Rebecca. 
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2006 04:16:37 PM »

I went to Paisly Peacock the other day and they were closed down due to some like unpayment, rent, w.e.  So cry! no more awsome bead niche!
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ErinMarie
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2006 11:50:41 AM »

Thanks legallyblonde! Stone's Throw looks like a neat place, worth a trip to Georgetown!
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