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pinktalk
« on: November 30, 2003 05:35:45 PM »

Hey all!  I am stranded in western Massachusetts and wondered if anyone knows of any knitting groups or decent yarn stores in the Berkshires...or even over in Northampton, where we frequently visit friends.

I know about Colorful Stitches in Lenox, but find them a bit pricey and their staff more than a bit snippy.  I also am familiar with Northampton Wools on Pleasant St., but it's a bit small.  Any place else?
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2003 06:00:08 PM »

Hi PinkTalk, I'm in Northampton!

Guess what -- they just expanded Northampton Wools into the adjacent building so now it's much bigger.  And have you been to WEBS?  It's the giganto-storefront of http://www.yarn.com and it's so great in there.  They have classes and a walk-in knitting class/group though I've never gone.  If you're going to be in town yarn shopping or attending a knitting thing, give me a holler!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2003 02:59:35 AM »

No kidding!  I had never heard about that WEBS place.  Service Ctr Rd?  I wonder where that is!  (Looking at the directions, I have a vague idea...I lived in Noho for more than a year and still go to visit several times a month, but I am still stupid about directions.)

I didn't realize Noho Wools had expanded!  I was just there a month or so ago and it was just its usual small self.

Very cool, thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2003 02:02:12 PM »


I didn't realize Noho Wools had expanded!  I was just there a month or so ago and it was just its usual small self.


That might be because they didn't knock down a wall or anything, just took over the shop next door.  The new part is called Northampton Wools Too & according to their radio ads has a lot of kids' yarns, patterns, etc.

I've been living in the Happy Valley for years and I still haven't been to WEBS - I usually end up at The Creative Needle here in Amherst, even if it is kind of small, when I want "good yarn".  



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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2003 03:06:20 PM »

pinktalk, it's easy to get to -- if you're coming from downtown, go down Pleasant St for a bit (but before you get to the I-91 entrance).  You'll see a Florence Savings Bank ATM on the right -- turn right just past it and you'll be on the road that leads right into the WEBS parking lot (it's weird but it makes sense when you see it).  It's just past the Salvation Army thrift store dealie.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2003 06:19:06 AM »

Oh good gracious, I went to WEBS this weekend and about died with happiness.  It was so awesome!  Thanks, ladies, to all who recommended it!

(And the new section of Northampton Wools was nice too -- lots of bright colors in there, and it looked like they were having a little impromptu knitting group in there.)
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