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« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2007 10:18:06 AM »

I agree with previous posters that Saybrook Yarn is great shop for those living in the shoreline area, but if you're looking for the ever elusive Rowan supplier in that region, check out Yarns Down Under.  It's a cute little shop in Deep River, Right off 9.  The owner is really nice and very chatty. She's got a website with clearer directions than I could muster. 
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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2007 08:01:24 AM »

I added this new yarn shop:
Yarn Knit All!
http://www.yarnknitall.com
26 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
(203) 723-9276

And deleted this one, which is closing at the end of the month:
Selma's Yarns & Needleworks
http://www.selmasyarns.com
493 Heritage Rd. Suite 4C, Southbury
(203) 264-4838 or (800) 654-4341

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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2007 12:44:48 PM »

i am new here and a new knitter. if any of you are near the naugatuck area there is a knitting store there that is really great. 
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ibunnysavetroy
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2007 07:45:50 PM »

am i going crazy, or is laceweight a weight of yarn? I was extremely erked when a woman at the village sheep in new milford insisted that sock was the lightest weight and i could use sock weight yarn for a lace-cobweb weight pattern!!!
not only that but they don't do returns, only store credit.
However I LOVE Marji's Yarn Crafts. I've been there three times (alot for me) and the owner is nice but not overly chatting (i hate people that you  can't get away from), prices are nice, suffcient supply of sock yarn, books, and just plan old sweater type yarns. they don't carry addis, but the owner told me that they had ordered them!
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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2007 05:04:22 AM »

am i going crazy, or is laceweight a weight of yarn? I was extremely erked when a woman at the village sheep in new milford insisted that sock was the lightest weight and i could use sock weight yarn for a lace-cobweb weight pattern!!!
not only that but they don't do returns, only store credit.

I've heard not so great things about the Village Sheep from more than one person.. that they're not all that helpful (especially if you don't buy something. Then they'll drive you out of the store!)

it's a shame, I've been in there and they have good product ( and its really close for me) but I'd rather go someplace where the people are helpful and NICE
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2007 06:28:41 AM »

here is the site for marji's http://www.marjisyarncrafts.com/
forgot to post it last time.
They actually are having a sale starting today until saturday, and squid_ink, i live an hour away from marjis, and its worth the drive.
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« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2007 07:30:04 AM »

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I've heard not so great things about the Village Sheep from more than one person.. that they're not all that helpful (especially if you don't buy something. Then they'll drive you out of the store!)

I agree! It's such a shame that such a beautiful shop that has such potential has to be ruined by a nasty attitude.

Has anyone been to Knotty Girl in Fairfield? Now there is a shop owner who knows what she is doing! Everyone there is so friendly and down to earth. Whether you're working on a beginner project or some kind of mind bending expert project they are always so polite and helpful. The last time we were in the owner actually asked us to hang out, knit and eat DQ blizzards with them! They are so cool I can't help but sing their praises!
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« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2007 08:57:55 AM »

knottygirl is closing dec 1. shame. ugh, CT SUCKS. well the fairfield, bridgeport, stratford areas...joanns closed for the superstore 15 mintues away, all of the local art stores downtown fairfield are closed, feh....nothing crafty and good ever lasts here because there are so few of us. it annoys me that sh*tty bars and clubs stay open for YEARS but great crafty stores close within a few years or months.
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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2007 02:23:51 PM »

No!! I loved KnottyGirl! If it was closer to me I would have shopped there exclusively. The owner is so cool and their shop is gorgeous! That sucks. I hope she has something else going on once its done. Sad
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« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2007 07:24:04 AM »

This was posted to S'nB Fairfield County:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/snbfairfield/

T-Party Antiques & Tea Room
2 Squab Lane
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 662-9689
http://www.tpartyantiques.com


> I'm a knitting teacher in Norwalk, where the Ragg
> Shop also closed.  Wasn't great for yarn, but if you
> needed a crochet hook, or a darning needle, it was
> at least close.  And Knit Together in Stamford
> closed, which wasn't my favorite, but it was at
> least there.  And now Knotty Girl, which is such a
> cool store. 
>
> I've been so frustrated I decided to
> open a Knit Nook--not a full-sized store, which I
> can't manage myself.  I am carrying needles and
> crochet hooks, notions, vintage buttons, some yarns
> (vintage and new, a small selection), and kits for
> smaller projects, mostly geared toward new
> knitters--as much as I can fit in a 5 by 5 space.
> All of it is inside the T-Party Antiques and Tea
> Room in Darien (662-9689), and most
> afternoons--Tuesday through Saturday, there is
> knitting going on in and around the Knit Nook. 
>
> If you need a larger store with a huge yarn
> selection, the Knit Nook may not do much for you,
> but if you want tea and scones and a nice place to
> hang out and knit, and maybe learn something new and
> pick up a few items you need, I'd love to see you.
> And I'd love to get your ideas about what you would
> most like me to carry in the Knit Nook.  There's
> also a monthly class schedule--short, as I do all
> the teaching myself--which is available by email, if
> you want to join the list. 
>
> I'm also hoping I can gather a small knitting
> community nearby and generate some interest in
> community projects, such as chemo caps and/or
> preemie caps at the local hospitals, etc.   (I've
> wished I could join in with the squares project, but
> I don't have evening time available for meetings.)
>
> I do like to keep up with what the group is talking
> about, and hope to hear from some of you.
>
> Joan Barere
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