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

Local Restaurant: 
Farmer’s Daughter – breakfast and lunch
Township – evening dining
Beanerie coffee shop
Fun local shopping:
Paint Rust and Pixie Dust


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.
  • Two Doors Away Cafe: 249 W Main St, a classic townie diner.
  • LaLaJava, 290 W Main: “A Hot Spot to Chill” – awesome coffees, teas & refreshers!

Creative Warehouse

Local shopping/dining info: Across the street is Brother’s Pizza and up the street is Panella’s Market.  Both are family owned, good clean food.   Just a quarter mile over the bridge in Newton is Dunn – Gaherin’s, the Biltmore Bar & Grille and about quarter mile from that is Needham Street.
Needham Street has great selection of restaurants as well as retail shops.

The Fiber Loft

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

Harvard General Store www.harvardgeneralstore.com  Harvard General Store, across the street from us on Harvard’s historic Common, serves fresh, handmade coffees, breakfast, and lunch every day. They also have an ATM! 1 Still River Rd, Harvard, MA 01451 (978) 430-0062

Harvard Alpaca Ranch www.harvardalpacaranch.com 58 Old Mill Road, Harvard, MA 01451(978)391-1247

Carlson Orchards www.carlsonorchards.com 115 Oak Hill Rd, Harvard, MA 01451(978) 456-3916

Westward Orchards www.westwardorchards.com 178 Mass Ave, Harvard, MA 01451(978) 456-8363

Fruitlands Museum www.fruitlands.org 102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA 01451(978) 456-3924

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
  • We have a new restaurant: Buttercup. They offer lunch and dinner. Located on Rt 135, one block from Iron Horse.

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.

Putting On The Knitz

For neighborhood interests: Our store is in between CONEY ISLAND (ice cream, sandwiches and coffee) and THE PAPER MOUSE (Very special gifts and cards). Within a few steps there is L’AROMA (specializing in Sri-Lanken curry), SWEET TOMATO (best pizza), COMMELLA’S (Italian food), ARTITUDES (amazing hand crafts), and the WEST NEWTON CINEMA !

Stitch House Dorchester

Local shopping/dining info: Avenue Grill and The Sugar Bowl are great places to stop for a bite to eat. Both are a few steps from the shop.