Monday, August 19, 2013

SIN CITY KNIT SHOP, LAS VEGAS - the NKOTB...

The New KNIT on the Block (apologies to those who are old/young enough to remember, and were hoping for Donnie, Jordan, or Joey) - the ONLY knit in Las Vegas, at the present.  And boy, are we glad they're here!
Opened in the summer of 2012, this fabulous little yarn mecca has quickly outgrown its "digs", and is ALREADY moving to a roomier location, across the parking lot.  A true testament to an ALWAYS welcoming and helpful atmosphere, as soon as you step foot in the shop, coupled with fabulous fiber finds - the "community" tables are always filled, but the occupants are more than willing to pull up an extra chair for any newcomer. And, I've seen more than one husband in there, from time to time...
Color, texture, clicking needles, and camaraderie...this is the shop, on ANY given day.  Rich projects, rich laughter, and rich friendships formed over a simple love of keeping hands busy, and minds sharp...there's one of those husbands in the back, now!
A "color enhanced" shot, but in my mind's eye, this is what I see when I walk through the door - a riot of color (OK, maybe not this extreme, but SO colorful) .  Fun displays like this, lend to the charm of the shop.
True colors - beautiful colors - make sure to check out the gorgeous, local-dyed yarns, exclusive to Sin City Knits and the Vegas scene.  A fabulous gift idea for your favorite non-local knitter (crocheters, too)!  You'll find a great array of yarns for your every project need.  Not sure WHAT you need?  Creative suggestions abound here!
Classes are plentiful, and the teachers are OUTSTANDING - this is from their "Shawl of the Month Club" knit along.  There's always "drop-in-knitting", on a daily basis, with a few evening "Knit Sip Knits" thrown in for good measure.  Check the schedule - there's something here for everyone, guaranteed.  
A true passion for the "sport" has led Debbi and her crew to turn a small venture "on its ear", and into something very wonderful and successful, in a remarkably short period of time.  Kind, compassionate, and HELPFUL - stuck on something as small as one single, confusing stitch, or something as large as figuring out a pattern that's got you stumped?  There's always someone willing to show you how...from the "Boss Lady", on down!  They've got the market cornered on "NICE", around here.
Custom-dyed yarns from Ethereal Fibers of Las Vegas - again, color enhanced, just for fun.  The real colors are as spectacularly wonderful as this yarn is soft - and you won't find these ANYWHERE else but here!
How do I find this fun place, with all the creative energy, you might ask? http://www.sincityknitshop.com/ - clicking on the link above is a great starting point.  They're on facebook too, @ Sin City Knit Shop  Searching for your car keys, ready to run out the door? 

Sin City Knit Shop
2185 E. Windmill Lane, Ste. #500
Las Vegas, NV  89123
(702) 641-0210

Tell them Tanya sent you...happy, creative week!

8 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

I could get lost in there! Seriously! I have such a love for colors and yarns...what i would do to take a class here!!! I wish we had something like that in my neck of the woods! I have truly been seeking to learn more about working with yarn in its various forms and this place just screams come on in we'll show you! Love it sweet friend! Love it!!!

Createology said...

Fabulous yarn shoppe with lots of choices and helpful people is always a welcome respite in any town...especially in Las Vegas Sin City. Tanya dear if I don't find you at the Ribbon Store I will find you here...when you are not traveling or concerting. You do stay ever so busy and that is a very good thing. Creative Bliss Dear...

Vicki Boster said...

Tanya- oh how wonderful!! I think we need to go here on my next trip out!! The yarn colors are gorgeous! I could have some serious fun here!
Xoxo
Vicki

Colleen Mcgraw said...

I love that shop too and the people are always so nice and helpful even when wander around looking like you don't have a clue (thats me) Tanya if you go again before you vacation will you call me? one of the girls was going to bring in a skein that I need.

Dorthe said...

Tanya, what a mekka of yarns- such amazing colours and textures- and the shawl looks fantastic....
I do not often knit anymore, but maybe when I close my shop, there will be time again for some yarn-fun!! How lucky you are with such a shop near,-dear friend.
Love to you, and hugs
Dorthe

Elizabeth Pollock said...

Tanya, first my humble apologies... I have not been over here since the Grow Your Blog event... somehow I lost your blog and well... I was reworking my Ballet page images and luckily you had commented so I have found you again! Yay... please forgive me! :(
Wow, that is some yarn shop... I would be soooo in trouble! :D
I'm following you again so now I should be able to keep track better! :D
Hugs,
Beth P

Hindustanka said...

Tanya, I hope that ever visit Las Vegas in my life, and I will try to make it to this shop! How lovely you described their goods ! Love all the photos, they really tell a story :) I would love to start some kind of club here too, but no enthusiastic supporting friends so far...
Have a nice day! Hugs!

Sea Witch said...

You had me at knit shop...sigh, so wish I could visit this marvelous fiber mecca. I'm such a sucker for brilliant color and this shop is filled with it. Just looking at your photos has my needles clicking.