It was 2006 when I first set foot inside the Lamb Shoppe. I had agreed to meet a friend there as she picked up some yarn and knitting needles for a new baby hat she was planning to make. In an instant, I found myself captivated by the alluring textures and the incredible rainbow of colors that filled the small shop. I hadn’t knitted since 3rd grade, but found that the Lamb Shoppe contained yarns that cried out to me to be knitted! After a quick refresher on the basics of knitting by the very helpful and knowledgeable staff, I was on my way home to knit a soft ivory hat out of baby alpaca wool.
I’ve made many trips to The Lamb Shoppe since that fateful day. After visiting the shop, a stroll through the surrounding blocks is a pleasant diversion as the Congress Park area has such a classic neighborhood feel.
Things to Do With Yarn
Finger Kitting – No tools are needed to finger knit, just your fingers and some yarn! This is a funhandcraft for kids as young as 4 and it’s a satisfying way to turn yarn into scarves, rugs, pillows, lovies and more!
Easy Weaving – Using a piece of cardboard notched with scissors and colorful yarn, you can weave cool crafts in no time. Here’s a simple guide to get you started on your very own cardboard loom.
String Balls – Create beautiful airy orbs of string with only white glue, balloons and yarn. This project is a bit messy, but the results are so much fun! Learn more about making this craft here.
Take a Class – The Lamb Shoppe offers classes for children and adults in knitting and crocheting. See their current offerings here.
Location: 3512 E. 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80206