Friday, July 20, 2007

Three Cheers for 3 Kittens

I mentioned that I won blue ribbons for my Ramsey County Fair entries and the champion ribbon for Icarus. When I picked up my items and prizes, I also received a gift card for 3 Kittens Needle Arts. The gift card was really the reason I decided to enter. I figured that I couldn't win it if I didn't enter. I think it is great that 3 Kittens offered prizes for the fair. There are a number of yarn shops in the county and they were the only ones to offer any prizes. 3 Kittens is rapidly becoming my favorite yarn shop in the area (not just because I won a gift card). Since ownership changed at the store it is so much easier to take the kids since it is less cluttered (if Andrew could just leave the alpaca alone we should be good). They have a great selection of yarn, helpful employees and lots of parking.


Holly Jo said...

Congratulations on your ribbons!!! You are right - can't win if you don't enter. I even think our local guild here sent out an email saying that very thing since entry levels have been kind of low.

My favorite LYS is my favorite not because of the yarn they carry but because they are so nice to my boys. I swear they know their names and not mine. :)

Laura said...

Congrats again on your lovely Icarus shawl and winning the gift card from 3 Kittens! Back when I was entering the Ramsey County Fair (several years ago - and now I won't since I own a yarn store), I always found it odd that no store offered prizes at the Ramsey County Fair. One store offered prizes at the Washington County Fair, but nothing at the Ramsey County Fair. So when we bought the store last October, that was one thing that I insisted on. Actually, we are offering prizes at the Ramsey, Washington and Dakota County Fairs, plus at the Minnesota State Fair.

And, by the way, you can enter county fairs in Minnesota in any county that is contiguous with the county in which you live. The competition is never as stiff at the county fairs as it is at the State Fair, so I always recommend entering those.

Laura (3 Kittens Needle Arts co-owner)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the Ribbons! That's exciting!


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