When was the last time I reviewed a local yarn store? When was the last time I was inside a LYS? Wow. I told you about a LYS in Estes Park, CO in January – and I got to visit that lovely shop again on our Colorado trip earlier this month. But I also got the chance to visit a new-to-me shop, My Sister Knits, on the same trip. And I was so excited, I cannot even tell you. I had read about this store for years.
When the time came, I doubted we’d get a chance to visit (due to fires and smoke and awful things) but everything worked out perfectly and I was able to go. In a safe manner, of course.
I had read that this store is in a carriage house behind a normal home. But I didn’t think it would be nearly as charming as it was. You go through a gate to the backyard of the home – the “garden” – and you’re met with a tranquil place with plenty of spots to sit and knit. And there are chickens!
Inside the two-story carriage house, you’re met with yarn….and more yarn. A very nice employee showed me all around and then took me upstairs, where the fingering weight yarn lives. I was in heaven. And completely overwhelmed.
There were a ton of Colorado dyers represented in the shop. And I was blown away by the Walk Collection display – so many colors to choose from! Among other dyers: Hedgehog, Hue Loco, Colorful Eclectic, Blue Sky Fibers, Brooklyn Tweed, Explorer Knits, Forbidden Fiber Co., Loopy Mango, Julie Asselin, Quince & Co., Six and Seven Fiber, Spincycle Yarns, TeenyButton Studio, Magpie, Farmers Daughter….
Basically, they had every yarn I’ve only ever heard of. Again, completely overwhelmed.
This was my first time to visit Fort Collins and it was a difficult time to do it. The wildfires were out of the control the day we were there, making the sky orange and the visibility extremely poor. Still, the town was lovely and the street on which My Sister Knits is located is idyllic. The leaves were falling off the trees that lined the streets – it was like a photograph, outside of the smoke.
The store is a bit hard to spot as the sign is small and the house is in a residential area. So just watch the addresses and you’ll find it. Once there you can’t miss it as they have some yarn decorations out front.
The knitters of the Fort Collins area are extremely lucky to be able to claim this LYS as their own. If you’re in the area, this shop must be on your list of stops. You will definitely not regret it!
(And if you’re interested, I only bought four skeins of yarn. Two coordinated perfectly and one was a solid!! Yes, a solid!)