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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 Madison Thrift Shop That Gives Back

I am a sucker for tag and garage sales, thrift shops, antique shows, basements, attics, anywhere you can uncover treasures, especially when a purchase gives back. Such is the case with Act II Thrift Shop in Madison, Connecticut. It’s located at 170 Boston Post Road. Hours of operation  are Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. 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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Give A Gift From An Artist

If you’ve never wandered into the Guilford Art Center, this is a good time to do that, around the holidays. It is chocked full of unique items, all handcrafted, one-of-a-kind-gifts to put under the tree. Year round, this place on the shoreline in Connecticut, is a place where you can take all kinds of classes 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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Anything Old is New Again and it’s Great!

“Timeless treasures for today’s lifestyles.” Check. “A curious collection of things you can’t live without.” Check. The store is owned by Carol Orr of New Haven and she knows what she’s doing. These are two tag lines the owner of The English Building Markets is using to market this delicious New Haven shop of curiosities. Read more…

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Attention: Knitters

There are knitters everywhere. On Thursday evenings at Panera’s in North Haven, Connecticut you can find a whole table full of gals knitting and chatting away about their various projects, having dinner, solving the world’s problems and finding their zen all at the same time. If you’re a knitter like I am, you find this Read more…

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