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Creative Yarns – Featured Shop

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I received a sweet note from a yarn shop owner’s daughter, Whitney, suggesting her mother’s yarn shop to be a featured shop here on Spud says! How could I resist? The shop is called Creative Yarns and it is in Macon, Georgia. This shop just loves Spud & Chloë as you can see from all of the shop samples worked up in our yarns! The shop is in an old house and it looks so inviting.

All of the photos are courtesy of Whitney Ott.

Here is some insight into the shop straight from Kathy Davies, an employee at the shop:

“Although it was started as a teaching business, in 2003 Christy Ott opened a brick and mortar shop that was quick to become a favorite for knitters and crocheters all over the central Georgia area. The friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff make every visit a pleasure whether you need help with a project, selecting yarn or tools or just browsing through all the fiber.”

(The Bumble Up Scarf is on the left, ask about the sweater at Creative Yarns! The Braided Scarf is on the right with the some lovely fair isle mitts – ask about the mitts at Creative Yarns.)

“My favorite rooms in the shop are at the front of the store, off to the right. A recent reorganization led to a small sock room, full of our favorite sock yarns, books and tools; its own little space to get lost in for a while. And, finally, what I call the ‘green room’…a whole room dedicated to eco-friendly yarns where, of course, Spud & Chloë lives!”

“The atmosphere in the store is so welcoming, helpful and friendly that people tend to take a long time wandering from room to room and then back again. But the store also recently opened an online shop, so if you can’t make it into the store, you can always visit us there!”

It’s me again! Thanks Kathy for the nice description of the shop. The Li’l Man Vest and the Hoot Hat is on the left above and the Boy Meets Girl hat is on the right above.

The Camp Hoodie is on the left! I don’t know the hat pattern on the right but give the shop a call or send an email to find out.

Click here for the Creative Yarns website!

Creative Yarns is located at:
134 Speer Avenue
Macon, GA 31204


Shop: 478/7GO-KNIT (746-5648)

OnLine Orders & Questions: 478/742-1648

Store hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Closed Sundays

I love the Ribbits in the Watermelon and Grass colorways of Sweater. The Buga Baby Bunting looks so cozy in the Hedge colorway of Outer. That’s our reversible canvas Spud & Chloë tote up there, too.

This hat looks like a variation of my Sweetheart Hat pattern done in Sweater. I love the Toast colorway freckled with shades of pink. Adorable.

If you have any questions about the patterns in this post give Creative Yarns a call or send an email to find out more.

Thanks Whitney for sharing Creative Yarns with us and getting in touch with me. Thanks to Christi, too! You have a wonderful daughter.

9 Responses to “Creative Yarns – Featured Shop”

  1. February 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm Sheri Hisey says:

    I totally agree with Whitney! I’m one of their happy customers, even though I live about 150 miles south of Creative Yarns. When visiting our daughter in Alabama, our son in Gainesville, GA or my parents in Blairsville,GA my husband knows we have to stop in Macon so I can check out all the latest and greatest at Creative Yarns. They have all the “cute” knitting accessories, great yarn selection, everything you could possibly need! And a nice quiet parking space in the front so the husband can have a nice nap (I have to spend at least an hour going through the rooms). Love this store. Don’t go through Macon without visiting!
    Sheri Hisey
    Near Savannah, GA

  2. February 11, 2011 at 8:46 am Suzanne says:

    Whitney was right to suggest you feature the shop! I want to visit.

  3. February 11, 2011 at 10:41 am Suzy says:

    I’ve been looking for an excuse to go south for the rest of the winter. Road trip!

  4. February 11, 2011 at 10:55 am Patricia says:

    One thing I just LOVE about S&C, seeing how others mix and match the colors! They are all so great! Thanks for sharing!

  5. February 11, 2011 at 11:39 am Tif says:

    That is about the cutest storefront I’ve ever seen! Wish I lived closer. I’d love to visit.

  6. February 12, 2011 at 10:37 am Stacie says:

    This is my local shop and I am so lucky to be able to drop in whenever I want! It really is a superb place for knitting fanatics!!! Well done Creative Yarns!!

  7. February 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm Lynneth says:

    Creative Yarns is my local yarn shop too! Beautiful shop with great selection of anything you might need – but it’s the people there that make it a favorite stop for so many knitters and crocheters. Christi and her whole staff are always willing to help – I would have given up knitting long ago without being able to go to them for help with my projects. Kudos Creative Yarns!

  8. February 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm Debbie Eidam says:

    You can’t go wrong visiting this wonderful shop. The ladies there are so helpful. Would have never found out about Spud & Chloe had it not been for Creative Yarns!

  9. March 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm Veronika Jobe says:

    Alright, the two Ribbits sitting and holding hands is sooooo adorable I just had to leave a comment. Did you notice how the boy froggy has a bigger smile than the girl?! He must be happy he caught himself such a lovely mate. How sweet! :)