Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More Knitting in Denver

Showers of Flowers, located in Lakewood, Colorado has to be one of the biggest shops I have come across in my travels. It's 11,000 square feet of floor space filled with yarn and other knitting and crochet supplies, and these pictures don't begin to do it justice.  Check out their web site to see a complete view of what is in store for their visitors.  Sharon, the owner, is very welcoming and will give you a complete tour, including her wearhouse, if you are interested.  She still has a big place in her heart for novelty yarns, which are scattered all over the store, including the obligatory scarves that go with them, and if you are in the market for this kind of yarn, this is the place to shop.Sharon told me she has a very active on line business with special sales, so I will definitely be checking this out.

Here is a view of the needles she has in stock.  If you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist!

My daughter is interested in quilting and we visited a shop on Broadway in Denver called Fancy Tiger.
Fancy Tiger is located in another one of those great Denver neighborhoods that has established it's own style.  The demographic is young and hip with interesting little clothing and jewelry shops and Fancy Tiger fits right in.  This is a craft shop featuring sewing, quilting and knitting supplies and classes, and the minute we walked in, we knew it would be hard to leave.  The staff is young and welcoming and they have put together a really fun shop.  Lots of great fabrics for quilting, and I was surprised at the extent of their yarn selection for a store that isn't too large.  They feature knitting patterns that are really new - the kind you find on Knitty and Ravelry.  Near the entrance they had a display with Spud and Chloe yarns and one of their sweaters. The class list was quite extensive and included knitting, crochet, spinning and lace knitting.  Never did find out why it was called Fancy Tiger - I was too busy shopping.  Definitely will be making a point to stop there on my next trip to Denver!


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