Lila and Claudine's Yarn and Gifts, 86 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi, MN 55115  651-429-9551

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  Tuesday 10:00-6:00
  Wednesday- Friday
   10:00 - 5:00  
   10:00 - 3:00
   Sunday & Monday
Mahtomedi, MN 55115



TUES:   10:00 - 6:00

WED: 10:00 - 5:00

THURS: 10:00-5:00

FRI:  10:00- 5:00

SAT: 10:00 - 3:00




Check in The Knitting Room for Special Events and Knit Alongs.  We understand that our new summer hours may create a strain on some of you with your busy life schedules.  If so please call ahead and we will do our best to accomodate.



 They say that spring has sprung and this time we really do want to belive it.  Check out The Rav. as Kirsten has been very busy knitting and posting new patterns on Ravelry in between planting flowers and doing yard work.  Come into the shop so you can see these wonderful samples and she can help you pick out yarn to make some of these patterns.


If it is to hot to work outside in the garden or you're just not into it, maybe you can knit a garden.
We don't expect you to suddenly knit  a garden like the "Blooming Marvelous" project pictured below.  But a flower here or there.  For a hat, or as a pin or something to put in your hair.  Or do like Arne and Carlos and knit a bunny on a picnic with all of their forest friends.
 This is something that Polly would start and Kirsten would wish she would finish.  
  The 'Blooming Marvelous' Project. Crochet/knit flowers that was initially installed at the Bridport Arts Centre in the UK.
As those of you who frequent Lila and Claudine's know, Kirsten is the anchor of Lila and Claudine's. 
And as Polly runs off to who knows where, starts and stops a wide array of projects, and waves some fairy dust to decorate the shop with some help of a few elves in the middle of the night.
  Kirsten is the one that you know that you can count on to be there for help with just about anything.  She is equally creative as sister Polly, but a little more centered, which allows her to start and actually finish projects.
Which she does, at a very rapid pace. She knits circles around her little sister.  I would say her biggest issue is choosing her next project and knowing that you have to stop knitting to sleep.  Otherwise she would knit 24/7. 
On top of being an incredible knitter, Kirsten has the ability to teach.  Breaking the toughest of problems into the simplest form is one of her many gifts.   Like the dreaded kitchener stitch.
 One of her quick tips to make things a little easier.  Comes in handy when you are knitting socks.



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.  They do appreciatte that you have purchased your materials at Lila & Claudine's.  Just saying.  But they have been known to overlook the occasional project of another shop.  We all like to seek out yarn shops during our travels.   

And so became



One women who comes in and knits with us is Georgia,  What a blessing she has been for Lila & Claudine's and for Kirsten and Polly.  Georgia likes to knit lace, and knit lace she does. 



This shawl was knit out of Trippin' with Dixi's "Shine On" sock yarn.  Named appropriately...Sweet Georgia!  

This came with her on a Friday and then a few days later...

 here's another one.

Truly remarkable.


So, come and join us in The Knitting Room at Lila and Claudine's.


 We'll be here!








Watch our calendar for other added classes and groups.





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!

Yarn Helps!

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.




And I get my fix... my inspiration... and the help I need



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Last Updated: 5/31/2014