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yarn stores in southern california
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Mar 8, 2011 14:16:09   #
Am visiting out in Encinitas CA (meeting new grandson!!) and need a yarn store.. can anyone point me to some yarn stores in this area. Thanks
Mar 9, 2011 07:54:51   #
Carolyn Ivy
Welcome to Southern California. There are several wonderful shops in the area. There is one in Encinitas: "Common Threads" right on Encinitas boulevard and there is another shop in San Marcos (which by my vote is the very best in the world) called Yarning for You. It isn't too far from Encinitas and if you go (and you won't be disappointed if you do), tell them Carolyn Ivy sent you. Lots of fun.
Mar 9, 2011 10:17:42   #
Thanks, am about 3 minutes from Encinitas Blvd so that should be easy to find.. but will also try to get to the second place you mentioned.
Mar 9, 2011 13:05:30   #
Thanks for the info on Yarning For You. I did not know that there was another place to shop other than Michaels & Jo Ann's in my area. Going to check it out soon. I also see that they have Knit In's. Do you know anything about this?
Mar 9, 2011 13:36:52   #
Carolyn Ivy
They have everything! Book club, classes (taught by really super teachers), beautiful yarns, knitpick needles, great people. Wednesday night is Knitter's Anomous (sp?), and they are open Thursday nights until 8:00 and there is usually a crazy group of ladies there until 8:00. Friday is drop in projects (I think for $12 from 10-noon). They also have knit-ins. Here is the link to their website. I know you will really love the shop (I suppose you can tell I hate it ha ha): Hope to see you there.
Mar 9, 2011 14:06:11   #
Just joined for their newsletter. Looking forward to seeing the store. Thanks again
Mar 9, 2011 18:10:24   #
Common Threads in Encinitas is my favorite store. Caryl and Nancy, the owners, are wonderful. It's located at 466 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA. 92024
Ph. 760-436-6119
Open every day except Monday.
Mar 9, 2011 18:16:05   #
Encinitas a little far for me. I live more inland. But if I am in that area will go check it out. Thanks for the tip.
Mar 9, 2011 18:56:32   #
Carolyn Ivy
My favorite shop is in San Marcos, CA and I drive from Santee, CA - a total of 70 miles round trip. Have done this for five years. I have tried other shops. I tried other shops and they just weren't the same. It is worth the time and mileage for me. I enjoy my knitting, I enjoy the people at my favorite shop, and the combination is more than I can pass up
Mar 10, 2011 11:31:29   #
There is (or was?) another yarn store in Encinitas called Black Sheep. It is just a little farther south on 101.
Mar 10, 2011 14:49:21   #
Carolyn Ivy
Yes there is. It is a really nice shop and I have been there several times. The ladies (a mom and daughter) are really nice and helpful.
Mar 10, 2011 15:48:20   #
Common Threads has the mom/daughter combo. Black Sheep is also in Encinitas, but I prefer Common Threads.
Mar 11, 2011 11:19:23   #
All your time will probably be spent introducing yourself to your brand new grandson, but do take a little time to tour Encinitas. It is a lovely town. Unless Common Threads has moved, I believe it is on Pacific Coast Highway (101) south of Encinitas Blvd.
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