Sheepy Yarn Shoppe

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Colors, wonderful fibers, great patterns and creative knitters and crocheters make owning a yarn shop so rewarding. There is a lot of inspiration when you wander through the 400+ yarns in our shop. Check out our huge selection of yarns, patterns, accessories and books as well as the dozens of model garments and projects on display. All of our employees … Read More

Who has a Golden Ticket at StevenBe?

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Stepping into StevenBe is like walking into a two story temple dedicated to our love of the fiber arts. You’ll be welcomed like an old friend, invited to partake in one of our signature blends of hot tea or freshly brewed coffee and shown some of our favorite projects and yarn. Here at StevenBe, the only thing more fabulous than … Read More

Lakeside Yarn: Inspired Again!

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Every year, when the Shop Hop Ends, the staff at Lakeside Yarn starts wondering, “What will we do next year?” And we start to plan, even before we know what the “Theme” will be. The Shop Hop is just that kind of event; the shops put their best creative feet out for all the yarn world to see and our … Read More

New Owner Welcomes You to Knitting From the Heart’s 2106 Hop!

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If you haven’t already heard, Knitting from the Heart is under new ownership. We are so excited about this incredible new adventure of owning and operating a yarn shop! We have been busily packing the store with beautiful luxury yarns while still maintaining a fabulous selection of very affordable yarns. We just can’t wait to have our first Shop Hop … Read More

Unwind 2016

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Come and unwind at the Unwind Yarn Shop. Our shop in Burnsville provides a variety of yarn, patterns and classes. We have many samples in the store, along with our yarn, for you to touch and feel. Our styles that we feature have are classical with a modern twist. You should see that style in our pattern for the Minnesota … Read More

Double Ewe 2016

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O Frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The Hop is almost here! A time to gather and rejoice, us knitters far & near. Crocheters all, young, old, and tall will find a welcome home. For fifteen shops bid you hello as you proceed to roam. “The time has come,” Ms. Kelly said, “To talk of many things: Of skeins of wool and … Read More

Lila & Claudines 2016

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I love stories.  Our lives are all about stories.  They teach us lessons, bring a smile to our face or give us something to think for days. This year the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop is inspired by literature.  There are so many wonderful stories to listen to and read.  I adore audiobooks, they allow me to continue to knit or … Read More

We Knit HERE, We Knit THERE, We Knit EVERYWHERE

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Amazing Threads LOVES the fun and buzz of each year’s Annual Shop Hop. We started this event with 5 other shops more than decade ago and raised more than $10,000 that first year for the Komen Foundation. Each year the number of shops has expanded and so has the fun and the generosity of our customers. Last year’s donations topped … Read More

The Yarnery: A Busy Shop on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue

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We’re excited to welcome you to The Yarnery for another great shop hop! We knew immediately that when literature was chosen as this year’s theme, Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird would be our shop’s inspiration. The book’s iconic original cover will serve as a backdrop for the shop’s decor, featured yarn, and patterns. It’s been a busy … Read More

Twisted Loop 2016

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When the topic of literature was chosen for the 2016 Minnesota Shop Hop, I was thrilled. Not only because the Twisted Loop is located inside the Prior Lake Library but because I love literature, particularly children’s iterature. In a former life I was a Book Specialist at a children’s book store and loved picking out the perfect book for kids, … Read More

3 Kittens Needle Arts: Your Time, Your Place

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It’s hard to believe that the Shop Hop is almost here again. We at 3 Kittens Needle Arts are gearing up to make this Shop Hop the best yet. We are planning our theme, lining up our hand-dyer, and starting to think about pattern ideas for all of you hoppers! At 3 Kittens Needle Arts we see the inner artist … Read More

Don’t Panic! … at Crafty Planet

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With a name like “Crafty Planet” you had to figure we’d do something out of this world, right? We still remember the first time we read Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — the combination of comedy, sci-fi, and general British-ness left a lasting impression that remains in our abiding love for not just Douglas Adams but Terry Pratchett, Tom Holt, Doctor … Read More

All About Yarn 2016

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“All About Yarn” just celebrated 10 years as a business…oh my how time does fly! The shop is located just off the Hwy 10 and Foley Blvd exit…most of you pass it on your way north to visit one of the lakes in this land of 10,000 lakes. www.allaboutyarn.biz My name is Roxanne and I am the owner of this … Read More

And the Grand Prize Winner is . . .

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Early in the morning on Friday, April 17th we (all 17 Yarn Shop Hop owners) gathered weary and excited for our regular monthly meeting to dissect, discuss and review all the “goings-on” of the 2015 Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop. All said and done the shop hop was a success. Raising $37,500 to help local charities and food shelves, promoting local … Read More

Congratulations and Way to go Fiber Folks!

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Wow, what a hop. Now, after all the numbers have been tallied and prize winners have been drawn and notified, we are very proud to announce how much was donated to our local food shelves! $37,500 yes that is  $37,500 Crazy good! Record breaking! Outstandingly generous! Thank you Fiber Community for your remarkable generosity. We are so proud to be … Read More

A First Look at Some of the Shop Hop Yarn!

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We got a first glance at most of the Shop Hop Yarn this week. Here’s a little teaser for you! Did we mention he official hashtag for the hop is #MNYarnShopHop?

Twisted Loop – Inspired by the Far East

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The Far East conjures up images of koi, cherry blossoms, spices, exotic foods and luscious fibers. From Japan to Constantinople, beautiful color and texture are synonymous with the Far East. When the “theme” of this year’s Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop was “Inspired By Art”, I knew right away I was going to choose art from the orient. I can’t tell … Read More

Knit’n from the Heart pulls on deep roots for 2015 Shop Hop inspiration

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Last year was Knit’n from the Heart’s first year with the Hop – and we have to say that the warm welcome we received was toastier than our favorite felted mittens! We met so many new people and have appreciated the continuing support of our shop. Our first year with the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop was a great experience, and … Read More

Let the Party Begin at Skeins

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Getting ready for the shop hop is like getting ready for a party. The party provides an opportunity to work with hand dyers to create a new yarn color and a challenge to ourselves to design a fresh new pattern for that yarn. We enjoy coming up with a photo op for the party people to do selfies. Then it … Read More

Crafty Planet Honors Charley Harper

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Here at Crafty Planet, we love how the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop constantly challenges us to think of our art and craft in new ways. We have a great time trying to come up with something that reflects the year’s theme, while showcasing Crafty Planet’s unique personality. Since we’ve been long-time fans of the bird- and nature-inspired prints of Charley … Read More