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crzyboutyarn
Seriously Hooked

USA
792 Posts

Posted - 11/06/2005 :  12:25:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit crzyboutyarn's Homepage Send crzyboutyarn a Private Message
My Favorite Shop in the area is Frog Pond Knits........They have the best customer service and the most beautiful yarn. frogpondknits.com

~Courtney
cmquintana1@yahoo.com
lovetocrochet.blog.com
Citrus Heights/Sacramento

Hulagirl
Chatty Knitter

174 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2005 :  10:53:57 AM  Show Profile Send Hulagirl a Private Message
Have you been to Filati Yarns in Rocklin and Rumplestiltskin in the
R street bldg, downtown Sacramento. When I do get home to Sacramento
mom and I spend Hrs/$ in Filati....Rumplestitltskin is also great.
And I think she still teaches weaving and spinning....very 'earthy'
store...
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ScubaQueen
Seriously Hooked

USA
883 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2005 :  1:14:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit ScubaQueen's Homepage Send ScubaQueen a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by mmr49@bellsouth.net

Have you been to Filati Yarns in Rocklin and Rumplestiltskin in the
R street bldg, downtown Sacramento. When I do get home to Sacramento
mom and I spend Hrs/$ in Filati....Rumplestitltskin is also great.
And I think she still teaches weaving and spinning....very 'earthy'
store...


WOW...Rocklin is my hometown!! I go back every 3 months for business...but I don't know where Filati Yarns is. Can you tell me where it is. I know the area VERY WELL (grew up there)...so you could say behind the galleria or in the Roseville square or Old Rocklin by the Safeway....and I'll know what you are talking about.

Thanks
~Wendy

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "WOW...WHAT A RIDE!!!"

My blog and other such nonsense... 2 Wet Fins
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caitlynknits
Chatty Knitter

275 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2005 :  3:12:37 PM  Show Profile Send caitlynknits a Private Message
Wendy,

Filati Yarns is on Granite Drive. Here is their website for more info: http://www.filatiyarn.com/

I love going to Filati's...it's quite big! Hope you have fun!

http://www.knotwithoutmyknitting.com
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roofth
Seriously Hooked

USA
649 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2005 :  6:41:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit roofth's Homepage  Send roofth a Yahoo! Message Send roofth a Private Message
i second caitlyn's suggestions. i LOVE filati's. probably because they have the most rowan selection and i absolutely love browsing their sale items. too bad rocklin is a bit of a drive. i'm closer to rumples (downtown sac) and in sheep's clothing (davis). and now babetta's (fair oaks) is among my favs too. =)

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http://ruthknits.blogspot.com
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ScubaQueen
Seriously Hooked

USA
883 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2005 :  7:17:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit ScubaQueen's Homepage Send ScubaQueen a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by caitlynknits

Wendy,

Filati Yarns is on Granite Drive. Here is their website for more

info: http://www.filatiyarn.com/


THANKS...I know EXACTLY where that is. My next trip out there is scheduled for January....I'm definitly going to do a little shopping
~Wendy

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "WOW...WHAT A RIDE!!!"

My blog and other such nonsense... 2 Wet Fins
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Little Kitty
Chatty Knitter

255 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2005 :  6:33:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Little Kitty's Homepage Send Little Kitty a Private Message
Besides Frog Pond's and Rumple, I also like Babetta's. She happens to be the closest to me and has a nice collection of fibers as well.

http://www.babettasyarnandgifts.com



~~ Lynette ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A Gathering of Wool
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crzyboutyarn
Seriously Hooked

USA
792 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2005 :  01:03:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit crzyboutyarn's Homepage Send crzyboutyarn a Private Message
I work in Loomis, I will have to go and check out filatis sometime...Thanks

~Courtney
cmquintana1@yahoo.com
http://crzyboutcrochet.blogspot.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sacknit_crochet/
Citrus Heights/Sacramento
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JaniceV
Chatty Knitter

USA
338 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2005 :  08:50:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit JaniceV's Homepage  Send JaniceV a Yahoo! Message Send JaniceV a Private Message
Have been around to all the shops mentioned. I meant Violet from Frog Pond on the forum here and love her shop she has put so much of herself into making this a comfortable place to go and sit and knit. I also like Filati's for the broad selection of yarns.

Janice

"Life is not counted by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of times your breath is taken away"
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tortadetortuga
New Pal

47 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2005 :  12:41:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit tortadetortuga's Homepage Send tortadetortuga a Private Message
Before I learned to knit, we lived in Sacramento. Five years later, it looks like we will be moving back--a very useful thread to stumble onto!

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http://lanasdelibelula.com
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crzyboutyarn
Seriously Hooked

USA
792 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2005 :  9:22:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit crzyboutyarn's Homepage Send crzyboutyarn a Private Message
I went to Filatis and they were not personable and they were really rude. I just baught two skeins and I will never go back there again. I am going to stick to my Frog Pond.

~Courtney
cmquintana1@yahoo.com
http://crzyboutcrochet.blogspot.com/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sacknit_crochet/
Citrus Heights/Sacramento
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ScubaQueen
Seriously Hooked

USA
883 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2005 :  9:48:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit ScubaQueen's Homepage Send ScubaQueen a Private Message
Courtney....hopefully someone will send them this thread so the owner can see how you were treated and correct it in the future....I plan on visiting in January and I hope to have a better experience.
Wendy

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "WOW...WHAT A RIDE!!!"

My blog and other such nonsense... 2 Wet Fins
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roofth
Seriously Hooked

USA
649 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2005 :  02:15:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit roofth's Homepage  Send roofth a Yahoo! Message Send roofth a Private Message
in my experience, not all LYS employees are all that warm and friendly and go out of their way to make sure you are ok. there are some stores that are VERY friendly (IMO, Frog Pond of Citrus Heights and In Sheep's Clothing in Davis are among them). and then there are others that aren't intentionally mean, but just pretty matter-of-fact and just do business as business. i find that those types of people have been knitters for years and years and don't especially target/cater specifically to new knitters in their shops. which is ok by me. i used to think the ladies at Rumplestiltskins (downtown Sac) weren't particularly friendly, but then i realized that and it wasn't personal and they still had great yarn (lots of wool blends). same with Filati's (who have a GREAT selection!!). the thing with new shops is that their selection is somewhat limited and is still growing (i heard that babetta's has been on the waitlist for brown sheep yarn for nearly a year! so sometimes it takes awhile i suppose). like for me, i'm a sucker for rowan yarn. tell me where it is, and i'm there.

Frog Ponds is special though because of their efforts of trying to make their store so very friendly and comfortable to hangout and knit in (great job violet!!)

... but not all yarn stores are like that, and that's ok. at least for me, i'm ok with it (as long as i can come out of it with great yarn)

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http://ruthknits.blogspot.com
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VioletB
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
372 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2005 :  09:11:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit VioletB's Homepage Send VioletB a Private Message
Hi Everyone!

Thanks to all for the kind words, especially Courtney! I really appreciate it.

Don't forget that there is another new store in the Sacramento area. My Secret Stash is located in Carmichael and has many unique fibers. (I really want to check out her Bison yarn). Also, Elk Grove has two new stores, Knittique and The Yarn Shoppe.

I am glad to see that everyone has a favorite LYS, and will shop the others in the area. That's what keeps us in business!


Violet

I try to take one day at a time -- but sometimes several days attack me at once

http://violetknits.typepad.com/
http://www.frogpondknits.com
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Felted-Bag
Seriously Hooked

640 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2005 :  3:58:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Felted-Bag's Homepage Send Felted-Bag a Private Message
I live in the Seattle, WA area and I go to Filati Yarns in Rocklin whenever I'm in the area. I loved the store when it was in the Bay area too. The people there, especially the owner, have always been terrific and even remember me between visits (which is months and months!). I highly recommend this shop. They have terrific yarns. For me, this shop is worth a trip to CA.

Felted-Bag
www.felted-bag.com
www.heritagerecipe.com
webmaster: www.glasspens.com and www.the-knittery.com
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