The Eighth Annual Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop is April 10--13, 2014. This is the biggest Shop Hop yet with seventeen of the Twin Cities’ best yarn shops participating.
To begin the hop, pick up driving directions and an entry card at any one of the shops listed. At each shop, get your entry form stamped and pick up a free pattern for a unique Shop Hop 2014 project. A completed entry form, stamped at each and every shop, qualifies you to enter the drawing for the Grand Prize valued at over $2000 of knitting/crocheting supplies or one of seventeen First Prizes full of fiber goodies. At the same time, you can also enter your name for exciting door prize drawings at each shop. The first day of the Shop Hop is Thursday, April 10. You can (try to) complete the Shop Hop all in one day or spread it out over four days.
LIMITED EDITION YARN: To enhance your hopping experience, each shop has commissioned a limited edition yarn specifically for this spectacular event. Each shop will have its own yarn featured in its free pattern given to shop hop visitors.
HELP STOCK LOCAL FOOD SHELVES: Each shop will also have a limited quantity of unique, collectible beads that will be yours in exchange for your donation of cash (the suggested donation is $5 per shop) or non-perishable food or sundry items to a local food shelf chosen by each shop**. In addition, your completed entry card will entitle you to additional materials and instructions for you to make a clever counting bracelet with your beads. Come early while supplies last.
RULES FOR GRAND PRIZE/FIRST PRIZE DRAWINGS AND COLLECTIBLE BEADS:
** Providing a $50 cash donation to the food shelves through a participating shop in advance of the hop (March 6 - April 6, 2014) will automatically entitle you to a Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop 2014 VIP Pass and all 17 collectible beads. Beads can be obtained at each shop during the hop by simply showing your ID for validation.
In early March of 2009 the doors of Lila and Claudine's opened. The tiny yarn shop with a huge personality came to life in a hurry.
Lila and Claudine's is based on three simple principles, good yarn, good help and good fun.
With these basic principles Lila and Claudine's has grown into one of the most sucessful yarn shops in the Twin Cities.
There have been many changes over the past 5 years as owners Kirsten and Polly try to accomadate the L&C customer. New things are tried, some work... some don't,
but the shop is always evolving to become better then it already is.
With Kirsten working her magic in the knitting room and Polly working her magic in the wee hours of the night, the shop is a place that truly
inspires whether you knit or knot.
Who knew that five years could pass so quickly.
In the beginning the building was nothing more then four walls.
It was beautiful on the outside but completely empty on the inside. No electricity, no plumbing... nothing.
With the help of a great architect and a great builder, some hard work and a lot of patience, the building begins to take shape and soon Kirsten and Polly tranform the lower level into what is now part of Lila and Claudine's.
It's hard to believe that where Kirsten is standing in this picture is where all the mixed fiber is kept as well as all the summer cottons. So much space.
Since the opening of Lila and Claudine's one thing has always remained the same. To have a place where anyone can come to gather, get help with projects and simply knit
or crochet and work on whatever project they choose to do. And so became
THE KNITTING ROOM.
The knitting room doesn't look the same as it didwhen we opened,the chairs are worn but that is okay because they are usually full of happy people, laughing and chatting away.
Watch our calendar for other added classes and groups.
I AM A KNITTER!
I am kind and considerate. I am a good listener and I do care.
I try to be good and honest.
If I make a mistake, whether intended or unintended, I admit it readily.
I am an artist.
I AM HIP & I AM WITH IT!!!!!!
I am not your GRANDMA... I am your GRANDMA...
Just because I knit doesn’t mean I don’t know how to operate power tools
or throw a football!
I carry yarn to keep calm, because with my knitting I can be anywhere and do anything.
I accept my mistakes with courage but I knit THEREFORE I RIP!
I know many things
but I am always willing to learn new things.
For learning is courage...
Learning is creative...Learning is power...
Words like entrelac, kitchener and intarsia are part of my vocabulary!!!
I am not fearful. It’s only sticks & string.
KNITTING IS PEACE, KNITTING IS LOVE,
KNITTING IS MY ADDICTION & FIBER IS MY DRUG!
MY STASH IS HUGE!!!!
And I get my fix... my inspiration... and the help I need
LILA & CLAUDINE’S
Copyright Lila and Claudine's 2011