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Clara
queen bee

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Posted - 07/04/2013 :  02:31:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This week's newsletter happened to fall on July 4th, inspiring me to tiptoe through the KR archives and pluck 15 particularly noteworthy yarns, tools, and accessories that have been manufactured here in the United States.

It's just the beginning of the list, though - I'd love to know what your favorites are!

Here's the review.

Clara
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kbshee
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USA
4166 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2013 :  07:10:30 AM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great article, Clara, lots of new yarns to check out! And I've always been a big fan of Sheila and Michael's needles!

kim in oregon
http://kbshee.blogspot.com
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hkpdx
New Pal

USA
19 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2013 :  07:41:55 AM  Show Profile Send hkpdx a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love Imperial Yarn from Maupin, Oregon. Although i believe it is spun in Canada, their Columbia flock is from the longest operating stock ranch in Oregon. With a name like Columbia, it is definitely a native.
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ljknits
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Posted - 07/04/2013 :  08:26:57 AM  Show Profile Send ljknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Very interesting. Looking forward to trying some of these "local" yarns.
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terpsfan
Warming Up

65 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2013 :  09:48:59 AM  Show Profile Send terpsfan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just learned that Kollage needles (the square ones) are now made in Alabama. The Yarn Barn of Kansas wrote this up in a recent mailer. They are returning production to the US for "better quality control,"
hurrah!
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robinstephanie
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USA
1257 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2013 :  11:35:10 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Fantastic topic, Clara. I try to buy American, and shop local, small businesses whenever possible. I haven't tried many of the yarns on this list; I'll have to aim for them! Verb for Keeping Warm is right over the bridge--although I'll have to wait for the Bart strike to end to go and visit. :(

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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lablanche
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Posted - 07/08/2013 :  08:31:04 AM  Show Profile Send lablanche a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And you missed my favourite needles of all time, DyakCraft. I know you didn't give them a full review a couple of years back, but to me they are the Cadillac of needles, and worth the wait.
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