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March 22, 2001

It's hard to lose something. Losing a beloved yarn shop is especially tough.

You Can't Go Home Again

Last week I journeyed to San Francisco, my old stomping grounds. The first morning I headed directly to my old lunchtime retreat in Burlingame: Ernel Yarns.

Imagine my dismay when I found a vacant storefront. Whether it was forced to relocate, as was Berkeley's Straw-into-Gold, because of the influx of dot-coms raising rents in the Bay Area, I'll never know. But it's a great loss.

Hitting the Road

Many of you have asked me for yarn shop recommendations in various cities. In response, I'd like to introduce a new "On the Road" series profiling yarn shops around the country.

This week I'll take you on a tour of two popular San Francisco yarn shops. Let me know what you think, and don't forget to tell me about your favorite yarn shop! Next week we'll return to our regularly scheduled yarn reviews.

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On the Road in San Francisco:
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Greenwich Yarn
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On the Road in San Francisco - Part 2:
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Atelier for Yarn
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