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« on: January 11, 2006 12:06:37 PM »

Ok, my other half and I will be making our way thru TX next month.  We're going ALL over TX, literally.

Our travels will take us to:
Lubbock (a few days)
San Antonio (maybe a night)
Austin (probably a drive-thru to see friends)
Houston (most likely just a night)
Dallas (a few days)

Are there any yarn shops that are not to be missed??
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2006 01:23:06 PM »

Apologies for cross-post in the Texas forum...

Ok, my other half and I will be making our way thru TX next month.  We're going ALL over TX, literally.

Our travels will take us to:
Lubbock (a few days)
San Antonio (maybe a night)
Austin (probably a drive-thru to see friends)
Houston (most likely just a night)
Dallas (a few days)

Are there any yarn shops that are not to be missed??
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2006 01:56:27 PM »

Definitely check out the Yarn Barn in San Antonio. They have a TON of books. The staff is very helpful and they have lots of nice yarn.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2006 02:02:16 PM »

I haven't gotten a chance to go there yet but my friend tells me that the Woolie Ewe, in Plano, (within steps of Dallas) is apparently a super awesome store... I hear the clearance section is like a yarn store in itself.  (dunno where you're from but I'm in Oklahoma and there isn't a huge selection of yarn stores-the ones we have are a little small.)
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2006 02:15:38 PM »

Ooh yay!!  Clearance sections are great!!

And awtrlilee, we live in Iowa.  Not a huge selection of stores around here.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2006 05:10:47 PM »

I also recommend the Yarn Barn for San Antonio. Good luck finding yarn shops across Texas! Happy hunting.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2006 05:37:00 PM »

Houston yarn shops.
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2006 08:41:03 PM »

Seconding the Woolie Ewe - Staff's friendly and helpful, the selection's great, and the clearance section is awesome.

Also, The Shabby Sheep is nice. Smaller place, but everyone's very friendly and the selection of higher-end yarns is awesome (Lots of Alpaca. Mmmmmm)

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2006 08:47:48 PM »

i would rec. that you stay AWAY from yarn & stitches and from passionknit, both in dallas

the woolie ewe and the shabby sheep are both bigger, plus they understand the concept of simple manners in addition to actual customer service. something that most certainly can not be said about the other two.
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2006 09:16:26 PM »

If you happen to get blown off course and end up in College Station, the Hook and Needle is just off of South College (by the Chicken Oil Company, ask anyone and they can tell you where THAT is XD)
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2006 09:19:49 PM »

I went to Hill Country Weavers last time I was in Austin and loved it! Not HUGE, but a decent selection of different yarns, mostly wool. It's also in one of my favorite neighborhoods in town, bonus. http://www.hillcountryweavers.com/main.php
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2006 01:07:43 PM »

HCW is the best. . . .i don't know what i'd do without it. . .. maybe save some money.


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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2006 05:24:40 PM »

I third going to Hill Country Weavers. It's in an old house, which is typical for Austin, so it may be tighter in there spacewise, than a normal store. But I like it, it feels like being at a friend's house.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2006 08:18:17 PM »

I third going to Hill Country Weavers. It's in an old house, which is typical for Austin, so it may be tighter in there spacewise, than a normal store. But I like it, it feels like being at a friend's house.
See, if I opened my own shop, it'd be like being at my house.  Coffee available, nice comfortable places to sit and knit, lots of selection, etc.

Thanks for all the ideas, folks!!  I'm going to have fun looking and buying!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2006 12:03:32 PM »

the Yarn Barn in SA fo sho! If you make it into Ft Worth from Dallas check out Jennings Street yarn. Sympatico in Bedford is nice as well (between Ft Worth and dallas). Havent been to HCW in austin but have heard nothing but nice things  Grin Stay away from Yarn Heaven in arlingotn. I have heard nothing but awful accounts of that ladies legendary biotchiness....  Undecided

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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2006 06:04:08 PM »

I agree with that Jenn above - avoid Yarn Heaven in Arlington at all costs - we actually call it "Yarn Hell." I've never been to the dallas stores but have heard all those good things about Woolie Ewe. Simpatico is my local favorite, and Hill Country is nice, but be aware - we drove right by it the first time! Usually crowded, but great selection and friendly people.
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2006 06:47:37 PM »

I don't know if you'll go by Ft Worth when you're in Dallas, but if so Cabbage Rose off Montgomery has a lot of yarn and fabric.  There's also Yarn Ewnique (sp?) off Camp Bowie.  There's also a yarn store in Bedford (which is right between Dallas and Ft Worth) but I can't recall the name or street right now.
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2006 03:22:05 PM »

actually, i've been to yarn heaven at least 25 or more times and everytime they treat me with great respect! i never have any complaints except for the 45 minute drive from where i live, justin. there's the yarn and stitches in plano(they have an amazing selection of crystal palace needles, but they're kinda bitchy sometimes), desert design knitz in dallas, yarn 2 ewe in houston, and the stitching post in midland. i'm more of a sewing person, but my mother is an extremely passionate knitter so i've been with her to all of these shops and they're great, and i'm sure if i ask, she'll tell me some more.
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2006 11:21:39 AM »

PassionKnit in Dallas is my favorite.

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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2006 12:19:53 PM »

PassionKnit in Dallas is my favorite.

Ooo. What's their stock usually like? Lots and lots of high-end stuff or more of a mixed bag? In other words, I can't afford $10+ a skein, would they have things for me? I would judge by their proximity to SMU (Smoo!) they might cater some to poor college students.....
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2006 10:11:15 AM »

There's a specialty yarn store in Lubbock called the Shaggy Sheep. It's on Slide right next to Hobby Lobby and across the street from Barnes and Noble right outside the loop. It's the only specialty store I know if in Lubbock, and they have some pretty stuff and nice people. I've only been in once because it's way too expensive for my budget since I'm trying to work my way through college.
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2006 11:00:42 PM »

My favorite yarn shop is The Bluebonnet Yarn Shoppe.  It's actually a bit north of Austin, in Cedar Park, but well worth a stop if you happen to be in the area.  The proprietress, Pat, is super friendly and helpful!

http://www.bluebonnetyarn.com/
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