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Calling All Yarn Enthusiasts

Are you the type of person who has never seen a yarn shop you didn’t love? That would be me. I have been knitting since I was a child, my Grandmother taught me how to use the “sticks.” Millions of women and men create with yarn around the world. Dayna Mankowski calls herself the “Crafty Scientist.” She’s Read more…

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A Retreat At Black Sheep Yarn Shop In Kent, Connecticut

Get your sticks out and head out to a needle arts retreat in beautiful Kent, Connecticut. I am a big time knitter, can’t crochet, but this sure as heck would be the place to learn that. We’re talking two days of yard immersion here and you’ll be in the midst of 7 teachers, one on Read more…

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“Act Two” Is A Yarn Shop

This yarn shop called The Yarn Basket in Branford, Connecticut couldn’t be more soothing for the soul. I happened upon it after getting stuck in traffic on I-95 and got off on route 1, and saw their sign and the car veered itself off the roadway and into the parking lot. Those of you who Read more…

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East Haddam, CT Is Home to World Class Wool

It’s a family affair when it comes to Farm House Yarns in East Haddam, Connecticut. It’s about raising sheep, buying wool from other New England farms, it’s about spinning and dyeing some of the finest wool for garments in the world. Yes, it’s right here in our backyard. According to the owner, Carol Martin, no Read more…

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Knitting Above Main Street

One floor up above Main Street in Torrington, Connecticut you will find a charming yarn shop called In Sheep’s Clothing. Being a knitter, these kinds of shops are magnets for me no matter where I am, so every time I happen to spot one in the door I go just to make sure there isn’t Read more…

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