it's time for the yarn shop hop ladies!  you asked and i rounded them up.  so without further ado here's the listing of your fave go to places to buy your yarn of choice:


- Ravelry.  the secret source.  after reading about this from buffy i just about squealed.  ever since then i've been scouring for yarn on there.  so fun & a great stash buster!

- Little Knits.  sales and discounts galore here but you have to check back in often and goodies sell out fast.

- Etsy.  tons of hand dyed scrumptious goodness to be found here.  even some of the yarn makers them selves have etsy shops where they sell their goodies.  but be forewarned...they sell out really quick.
           *fave etsy shops: Madeline Tosh, The Plucky Knitter,  The Amy Lee Show, Friends in Fiber
and GRABstuff Creations
- Knitpicks - Purl Soho  - Eat Sleep Knit  - Loopy Ewe  - Elann  - Patternworks  - Webs  -  -  - Doodlebugyarn  - The Sanguine Gryphon  - Jimmy Beans Wool  - Spinning Loft  - Into the Whirled  -  Dizzy Sheep  - Loopy Yarn - Yarn Country  - Meridian Jacobs  - Dizzy Sheep   - Plum Project Studio


Muse - Yarns, Arts & Inspiration (St. Helena, CA)

Purl Soho (New York, NY)

The Button & Needlework Boutique (Victoria, BC)

Beehive Wool Shop (Victoria, BC)

Boutique De Laine (Victoria, BC)

Knotty By Nature (Victoria, BC)

Romni Wools (Toronto, ON)

The Knitting Room (Calgary, AB)

Twisted Yarns (Spring, TX)

Fiber Gallery (Seattle, WA)

A Grand Skein (Grand Rapids, MI)

Loopy Yarns (Chicago, IL)

Habu Textiles (New York, NY)

In Stitches (Deer Park, WA)

A Grand Yarn (Spokane, WA)

Sew EZ Too (Spokane, WA)

Your local thrift shop.

Fibre Space (Alexandria, VA)

Sew What (Redding, CA)

Wooly Ewe (Plano, TX)

Bendigo Woollen Mills  (Bendigo, VIC Australia)

Good Yarn (Baltimore, MA)

Lovely Yarns (Baltimore, MA)

Cloverhill Yarn (Baltimore, MA)

Knitting by the Sea, (Carmel, CA)

Cast Away Yarn Shop, (Santa Rosa, CA)

let me just tell you that my knitting wish list tripled in size just linking these up! wowsa! lots of gorgeous selections to choose from!  so pretty!  i also couldn't resist sharing my friend rebecca's finished KAL project.  i was lucky enough to get to take the pics for her and i think they turned out so pretty as did her gorgeous sweater.  you can find more of rebecca on her blog "nook", facebook, pinterest and on her ravelry page here.

pattern: caramel by isabell kraemer
needle: 3.75mm/us5
yarn: sirdar country style dk.

did i miss your fave?  leave your favorite online and brick/mortar yarn shops below and i'll add them to the list!  how's your summer sweater knit along project coming along?  happy knitting! 

*all conversations about the KAL can be found in our luvinthemommyhood ravelry group thread here.  you can find all the previous KAL posts here.  it's never too late to join in!  you can also friend me on under luvinthemommyhooddon't forget to email me if you blog about your KAL project, i love seeing how yours is going.

and don't forget to show our lovely summer sweater knit along sponsors some love!!

the lovely elisa is offering all luvinthemommyhood readers 20% off in her gorgeous shop!! use code LTMH2011 at the checkout of her etsy shop.