visiting in june, looking for yarn shops
Posted by Angela White (+7) 17 years ago
My name is Angela White---I am visiting family in Miles City the week of June 19. I would LOVE to find a local yarn shop to browse. Are there any? by the way, I am from Tupelo, MS.......can't wait to hear ya'll speak..haha
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Posted by gypsykim (+1553) 17 years ago
You might try Lou's Crafts--I'm not sure of the extent of her selection. If you get to Glendive, the Enchanted Room has a fabulous selection. Enjoy your visit.
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Posted by Peggy (+25) 17 years ago
There is also a Ben Franklin's on Main Street. They have a good variety.
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Posted by Angela White (+7) 17 years ago
thank you very much---where (how far) is glendive?
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Posted by cori schock (+183) 17 years ago
If you happen to be flying into Billings, there is a great little yarn shop on the west end called Knit Wits. The owner (Char) has a lot of specialty stuff.
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Posted by Carol Stoltz (+8) 17 years ago
Hi Angela,
The available yarns in Miles City are pretty much the Red Heart type. Besides KnitWit in Billings, there's Dee's yarn shop. She runs it from her home,and she's kind of hard to catch up to, but she does have a nice selection- displayed in a cluttered sort of way. Bozeman's Yarn Shop is really nice - but you may not want to go another 300 miles from MC for yarn!
Enjoy your visit,
Carol
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Posted by bh (+275) 17 years ago
You may also want to go to the farmer's market Saturday's from 8-12 There is sometime a woman there that has her own hand spun yarn.
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Posted by gypsykim (+1553) 17 years ago
Glendive is seventy five miles east of Miles City. It may seem like a long way to you but for us Montanans it is a short hop.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15536) 17 years ago
Does MC.com qualify as a "yarn" shop??
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Posted by Bridgier (+9526) 17 years ago
It's not nice to play tricks on visitors - even if they do talk funny.

I think we should at least warn the nice lady from down south that any yarn she might find in Glendive has been spun from the back hair of Glendive's omega males. Out here in the west, that's called a "sustainable resource".

We should also mention that Glendive is full of devil worshipers and communists.
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Posted by RA (+646) 17 years ago
You might also check the 7th Street Mercantile....just north of the Post office....they have been selling Carolyn Green's yarns...a Montana product!
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Posted by Angela White (+7) 17 years ago
okay, mc.com was a joke, right? i reckon we are a bit slow. and as far as the back hair thing goes...we really REALLY do have an old gal here who spins yarn from her dog's shed hair. swear. and by the way, we have a few devil worshippers down here--but we call them scientologists. (look i even spelt it right). is the econo lodge a decent place to stay? seems our relatives are going to be full of more relatives coming down to look at us. how many folks are there in miles city? by the way, we are coming to see jim and teresa kale if anyone knows them---i understand miles city is a bit small so, maybe someone does. on the website, i see a picture of a sign that says "bison". please tell me ya'll do eat cow.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9526) 17 years ago
Well - Teresa Kale used to cut my hair, but I'm pretty sure it ended up in in the trash, and not in a rug....
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Posted by Barb Holcomb (+405) 17 years ago
Angela

The sign for Bison is the name of a bar. MC has around 8000 people give or take a few. I haven't lived there in a while but there used to be about 27 bars and 27 churches and it's okay to go to both. Miles City is part of cattle country, so you should be able to find a decent steak in town. Have fun.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15536) 17 years ago
22 years is more than "a while".

If you can't find a good steak in MC, come 170mi (2.5 hours) south on Hwy 59 to the Prime Rib. The best $15.00 you will ever spend for the house sirloin (you can cut with a fork),a sweet potato, salad, and a choice of over 500 different wines. Puts Ruth's Chris to SHAME!

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr (edited 6/12/2006).]
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Posted by cori schock (+183) 17 years ago
Angela,

The Econo Lodge has been pretty well renovated in the last couple of years. It has an indoor pool - not a deep one - but a good sized one. I think it would be a fine place to stay.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9526) 17 years ago
Is the Gingham Lady still open? Or that place that Dearly Departed Larry used to run on Valley Drive East?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12765) 17 years ago
Most of the Gingham Lady burned last winter. I think a few units are still standing but they are rented to construction workers by the month because they have kitchenettes.

Amorette
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Posted by Michelle (+45) 17 years ago
What place the "dearly departed Larry ran"?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9526) 17 years ago
Well, not the porn store on 7th - the motel on Valley Drive East across from the lube center.
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Posted by Peggy (+25) 17 years ago
I think he's talking about the Sagebrush Motel. I believe some of it burned a few years ago, and is closed.

Getting back to her question about places to eat, there are many good places to eat in Miles City. For example: 519 Club (on Main Street), Hole in the Wall isnt bad (also on Main), Stage Coach, Gallaghers (both out on Haynes) and of course can't go wrong with Airport Inn (up on the hill).

and yes, they all serve "cow"!!!!

[This message has been edited by Peggy (edited 6/14/2006).]
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Posted by gypsykim (+1553) 17 years ago
The Cattle-Ac is also a very good place to eat with a lot of variety.
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Posted by Angela White (+7) 17 years ago
well, i got here on Sunday the 18th, and everyone is really great--i do appreciate the feedback on places to eat and the yarn shop. i will definitely go to the mercantile for the montana made yarn. i did get some at walmart today----again, thank so much.
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