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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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Madison Wool

Oh, for the love of knitting! It’s a zen to be around fiber arts. For yarn enthusiasts, Madison Wool in Madison, Connecticut is one of those cozy  places you’ll want to spend some time in…somethng about all that yarn. My sister Carol, who is a cancer survivor, nailed it on the head when she told me 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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