Aunt Margaret’s Yarn and Gift Shop

Here are a few places to visit nearby in case you get hungry!

Also, if you are interested in plants and gardening, attached to Aunt Margaret’s is: Mahoney’s Garden Center – 155 Princeton Street Chelmsford, MA 978-251-4001

Auntie ZaZa’s Fiber Works

The Farmer’s Daughter, 122 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356, 508-297-0286,

Bill’s House of Pizza, 97 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356, 508-230-2444,

ATM: North Easton Savings Bank, 295 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356

Fun Shop:
Paint, Rust & Pixie Dust, 14 Center Street, North Easton, MA 02356, 508-297-0504,

Bead and Fiber


Located in the happening SoWa arts district, in the South End of Boston, surrounded by 35 independently owned shops and galleries. On street and inexpensive, paid parking available. Free parking in Albany St. lot on Saturdays.

Food, lots of it in the immediate area including Mohr & McPherson Café, Cinquecente (dinner, Thurs- Sun, brunch on Sat & Sun., Gaslight, and more. Close by, lots of restaurants including Myers and Chang, JJ. Foley’s, Elephant Walk, and Pita.

The Black Sheep Knitting Co.

Wonderful shopping and restaurants just a few footsteps away from Black Sheep!

  • Crosby Jewelers – 1496 Highland Avenue. A town institution for over 40 years!
  • Lisa’s Boutique – 1502 Highland Ave. Stylish women’s fashions – right next door to Black Sheep Knitting!
  • Pollywogs Fine Children’s Clothing – 1024 Great Plain Ave. Cutest ever items for children – Voted Best of Boston
  • Bagels Best – 113 Chapel Street. Great coffee, bagels and sandwiches!
  • Hearth Pizzeria— 974 Great Plain Ave.
  • Taylor’s Stationary – 1451 Highland Ave. Paper and Gifting with Style!
  • Treat Cupcake Bar – 1450 Highland Ave.
  • Swizzles Yogurt – 1450 Highland Ave.


Located on the western edge of the Crawl, Northborough has lots of great things to offer …. Hopefully you will save some time to explore! This weekend is also our Town’s Applefest…  save some time to check out the Street Fair.

Places to eat:

  • Special Teas, 10 Church St, 508-393-0552. A charming spot serving luncheon, tea and dessert. Be sure to ask for the “Crawlers” special! Editor’s note: We had lunch at this wonderful spot recently when visiting Craftworks and what a find! Will definitely go back! Delicious food and cozy atmosphere.The scones were out of this world.
  • Northboro House of Pizza, 12 Main St (just over the railroad tracks). A town institution.
  • Tilz Diner, 249 W Main St, a classic townie diner.
  • LaLaJava, 290 W Main: “A Hot Spot to Chill” – awesome coffees, teas & refreshers!

Creative Warehouse

We are just 2 miles from Needham Street in Newton and Highland Ave in Needham.  There you can find the New England Mobile Book Fair, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Modells and Home Goods.  There are lots of places to eat such as  Chipolte, the New England Soup Factory, Panera Bread, and Spiga just to name a few.

The Fiber Loft

Why not make a day of it and visit some local favorites:

 Harvard General Store: 1 Still River Rd. Harvard, MA (978) 430-0062 Harvard General Store, across the street from us on Harvard’s historic Common, serves fresh, handmade coffees, breakfast, and lunch every day. They sell convenience items, gifts, produce, more!

Harvard Volksfest:   The Harvard Volksfest is a Bavarian style funfest for the whole family held on Saturday, September 16 from 2 to 9 p.m. Bed races start at 3 p.m.!

CARLSON ORCHARDS: 15 Oak Hill Rd. Harvard, MA (978) 456-3916 Carlson Orchards invites you to try all of our premium orchard products. Carlson Orchards makes all of their products the old fashioned way–all natural, with only the freshest ingredients available.

Westward Orchards: 178 Mass Ave, Harvard, MA (978) 456-8363 Here you will find Westward Orchards, a fourth generation family owned farm on 275 acres producing the best blueberries, peaches, pears, plums and apples …

Fruitlands Museum: 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA (978) 456-3924 Five Museums of American Art and History, the perfect backdrop in Central Massachusetts includes art and history exhibits, educational programs,.

Iron Horse

  • Common Cafe & Kitchen (across from Iron Horse) pastries, salads, sandwiches, soups, teas and coffees. 9 South Main Street Open until 5 PM
  • The Dolphin Restaurant, 12 Washington St. seafood, steaks and more; two blocks away. Open 11:30-10, Sunday 12-8
  • Eli’s next to the Dolphin offers breakfast, burgers and crew. They are opened 8-3 most days.
  • Five Crows (fine hand crafted gift store) 41 Main St. Hours 10-5 Thursday 10-7
  • Lola’s Italian Groceria 9 Main St, sandwiches, salads, small meals. Hours Thurs & Fri 9-9, Sat 9-6 and Sunday 10-6

The Island Yarn Company

Maynard has loads of other great stops you might want to make!
Need a refresher – walk two block down the road and you’ll find Boston Bean and Serendipity Cafes.  Need a more substantial mean, or maybe a drink after a say of yarning – check out the new Battle Road Brew House or The Pleasant Cafe.
Maynard also has a fantastic theater in town that you don’t want to miss – Maynard Fine Arts Theater.
There’s a new Harry Potter store that just reopened – check out Oliver’s Wands and Wizarding Wares for all the magic.
There is also tons of great art in Maynard – if you have time, check out Art SpaceGallery Seven and much more (a saunter down Main Street will tell the tale of this lovely town)!

JP Knit & Stitch

We love JP! We are across the street from Zesto’s (grab a sandwich for lunch), Tres Gatos  (excellent small plates and a book and record store in back) and Canary Square  (tasty food and fancy drinks). Or, take a ten minute walk down Centre Street to see an array of small businesses, including the original JP Licks!

Mind’s Eye Yarns

The shop is located in Porter Square, half a block from the Red Line stop.  You can visit Porter Square Books across the street.  Not only is it an independent bookstore, it is a popular coffee shop with a real local flair.  Cambridge Naturals is also across the street and is a lovely store full of great little surprises.  One block away is Mass Ave and is home to many ethnic restaurants.  So enjoy your stop in Cambridge.

Stitch House Dorchester

  • Sugar Bowl Cafe & Ice Cream Shop: Hours: 6AM-10PM  857 Dorchester Avenue (617) 265-9000
    (coffee/tea, pastries, sandwiches & Brigham’s ice cream)
  • Avenue Grille : Hours 11AM-10PM  856 Dorchester Avenue (617) 288-8000 (grille and pizzeria)
  • Taqueria Casa Real: 11AM-8PM Closed Sundays 860 A Dorchester Avenue (617) 282-3135 (mix of Mexican & Guatemalan food)

 Uncommon Yarn:

Coolidge Corner has so much to offer!

  • *Visit on Thursday afternoon to take advantage of the seasonal Brookline Farmers’ Market! Open from 1:30- 6:30 this market is a neighborhood staple with offerings from dozens of local vendors.
  • *Coolidge Corner Theater – The gem of Coolidge corner! This independent movie theater houses one of the last silver screens in the country.

*Dine in Coolidge Corner:

  • Temptations Cafe – 1350 Beacon St., independently owned counter service cafe offering sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea & espresso beverages.
  • Rami’s – 324 Harvade St. Authentic Israeli pitas and hummus plates (Closed Fri night – Sat)
  • Zaftigs – 335 Harvard St, A New Yark style deli with table service.
  • Ottos – 289 Harvard St, A unique spin on the traditionan pizza pie (Mashed potatoes on pizza?)
  • JP Licks – 311 Harvard St, The best ice cream around!

Shop in Coolidge Corner:

  • Brookline Booksmith – 279 Harvard St, independently owned bookshop with 2 floors of gifts and books.
  • Leaf Boutique – 1382 Beacon St, a boutique carrying beautiful clothing and unique jewelry.
  • Eureka Puzzles – 1349 Beacon St, a well curated selection of puzzles and games for all ages.