DarnKnit Anyway

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Darn Knit Anyway is 5 years old! Wow did that go fast. It’s like all of a sudden your child is putting on a backpack and heading to Kindergarten.   We thought it might be interesting to tell you about some of our memories over the last 5 years. We wrote a blog post about our first year and what we … Read More

Steven Be Embraces the Rock & Roll Lifestyle

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Stevenbe has always embraced the rock n’ roll lifestyle! Indulging in extra soft yarns, luxuriating in simple but stunning patterns, and going full tilt when it comes to color & texture. While we’ve always been an inspiring destination, this year… it happened! We started living like rock stars on an international tour! The Stephen & Steven Tour is a riot … Read More

Get Inspired at 3 Kittens Needle Arts

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Visit 3 Kittens Needle Arts during the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop and get inspired! From yarn to expert sales staff to patterns and tools, we strive to provide a “happy place” for our customers. 3 Kittens is one of the oldest yarn stores in the Twin Cities – 45 years and counting. But we never rest on our laurels. We … Read More

The Yarnery Welcomes You to Grand Avenue!

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Shelly Sheehan and Scott Rohr, the owners of The Yarnery, along with its excellent staff, are looking forward to welcoming you to the heart of St. Paul’s most exciting shopping district, historic Grand Avenue. Like all the shops on the hop, we have a full array of classes and events, gorgeous yarn, and a friendly, knowledgable staff. The Twin Cities’ metro area is lucky to have so … Read More

Linden Yarn & Textiles is Inspired by the Artwork of Dewey James

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Award winning artist and local gal Dewey James & ChrisRKnits, owner of Linden Yarn & Textiles, have known each other quite a while. They met when their significant others were playing in rock-n-roll bands together with a guy named Jeff. Her work is colorful and whimsical and at times thought provoking. We are hoping she stops by during the hop.  We’ve chosen a big … Read More

Prepare to be inspired…@ Lila and Claudine’s!

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“ Hi! I’m here looking for some inspiration!”…We hear that a lot at Lila and Claudine’s. Everywhere you turn art is on display, whether it is fiber art, sculptures or on canvas. Just walking in to our shop gives you the incentive to create. This year’s Shop Hop theme is perfect. Where would we be without the inspiration we all … Read More

Lakeside Yarn: Where Nice (Yarn) Matters

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There are a few things that have always mattered to us at Lakeside Yarn. We’ve always tried to offer quality yarns in a range of price points so that every knitter and crocheter can choose a project with pride. In addition, our physical space inspires creativity and community and creates a welcoming environment. Our staff is second to none and … Read More

Double Ewe: Inspired by the art of Sabra Khan

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Remember us? We’re the friendly little shop up in Circle Pines from the 2012 shop hop. A few months after the hop, I announced that it was time for me to move on to the next chapter in my life. We closed the shop, and I spent two years watching my grandkids; it was so much fun. I don’t regret … Read More