Via a random knitting blog I stumbled across (I love exploring on the Internet!), I came across KnitMap, a yarn-store finder. There are several yarn-store lists online in various places, but they always seem complete or (more often) out of date. KnitMap lets users (that’s you and me) create entries for yarn stores in the U.S.A., Canada, and Europe, and include such information as a shop’s address, telephone number, website, and store hours; what sorts of supplies a shop carries; and even a map that you can use to get directions (thank you, Google Maps!). Users can rate shops in the categories of atmosphere, selection, and service.

I think this is a great idea! When I was in Vermont last month, I did some online poking around to find local yarn shops we could visit. Google is great, but it does take some time to wade through search results. KnitMap looks like a great resource in those situations–and even when you’re at home and just wanting to see if there are any new fiber purveyors in your neighborhood!

2 Responses to “KnitMap”

  1. Katie Jon 01 Oct 2007 at 8:01 am

    Marsha, you come up with the coolest stuff! This looks great. Thanks.

  2. Bethon 03 Oct 2007 at 3:39 pm

    You know I love knitting. I love maps too, used to make them for a living. Thanks.