Thursday, October 3, 2013

2nd Annual Yarn Crawl - Yarn Along The Rockies!

The 2nd Annual Yarn Crawl was awesome!  A BIG thank you to each of the 23 yarn shop owners for another fab year!

It was tricky for us this year as we had just relocated from 17th and Larimer 4 weeks before the Yarn Crawl!  I thought the Yarn Crawlers would have trouble finding us, but they did not!  They came from near and far!  From all over the United States.  We met some wonderful people who are passionate about knitting and crocheting!

Who knew that those tote bags with the buttons would be such a BIG hit! 
It was great seeing everyone again this year.  Met some new yarn crawlers too!
Bags By CAB - Yarn Shoppe's Prize Basket $400
Crawlers were elated! Some almost cried when they saw it!
Charlie is from North Carolina, and came to the Yarn Shoppe to sign up his teen aged daughter who is an amazing fiber artisan! 
He did good!
Ingrid is a spinner and hand dyer.  She wowed the Crawlers with her Yarns
and they LOVED her!  Stop in and purchase Ingrid's yarn in the Yarn Shoppe.
Ingrid's Yarns.  Beautiful.
Those Yarn Crawl Passports just kept coming in!
Completed all 23 shops!
More completed Passports!
How very exciting!
I offered my own personal pattern design for my Yarn Crawl Hat in yarn crawl colors. 
It was a BIG  hit!
If you want the hat, email me: the pattern is $2.00 and
will be emailed directly to you.
If you would like the FREE pattern for the knitted square for the Yarn Crawl.  Email me.
The square is in my Shoppe hanging on the wall as you see it here.  Stop by anytime. :)
Tracy and the Girls had a Blast!
Thank you Ladies!
Me; I just tried getting in as many crochet stitches as I could between Crawlers!
It's a difficult job, but somebody has to do it!
When I am not crocheting in my Yarn Shoppe what am I doing?  So glad you asked!  I am the President of the Denver Crochet Guild.  Our monthly Guild meetings are on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00am - 12:30pm.  Just pull up to one of the many vacant meters in front of my YS that Saturday morning and plug it for 1.5 hours $1.50, also the parking garage right next to my front door offers discounted parking after 4:00pm on week days and all day Saturday.  So come in and join the party!

I also have a marketing division in my Shoppe that is responsible for all of my media, and I teach women business owners how to start and/or grow their dream into a business.  Read: Contact me today via email or simply call me to set up your one hour marketing consult, and experience how 60 minutes will change the rest of your life!  
  You may also watch my crochet instruction videos on
I am also married to the most amazing man who has literally transformed each window display into retail display magic!  DeForest is responsible for all of the beautiful window displays you see in my YS each week.  People come from near and far (literally) from out of state to see his windows,  and to buy his vintage handbags!    Genuine designer and vintage handbags that have been previously loved!  They are not consignment as he searches all over and shops for the merchandise including when we travel.  DeForest has been buying all of my handbags, shoes and accessories for 30 years!  Just so happens that women love yarn AND purses!
We are a RED storefront now on Tremont and 16th St Mall
People are really surprised when I tell them that I am a 30 year litigation paralegal.  I love the law and getting cases ready for trail.  I think having the skills for litigation and logistics, really helped me open a retail store.  I also think it helps with my Videos on and my annual Spring Yarn Knit Out and Crochet Community Events! 
At the end of the day, Family is all that matters.  I am so blessed to have such a fantastic family, husband, kids and my Mom who is 72 years young!  ALL of my family is so very supportive of me and my business.  We are a family owned and operated business and we all have our specialty in what we do to bring the business together as a whole.  I love my family, and we want to see your face in our new place!
1635 Tremont Pl., Denver, CO 80202
Until next year; Yarn on!!  CAB :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Yarn Shoppe Denver has moved to 16th and Tremont

Please visit our NEW downtown, Denver, CO location!
1635 Tremont Pl #150, Denver, CO., 80202
(720) 473-2598


While on 16th Street Mall
Look for the Tremont Sign
Or this Tremont Sign
And come on in!
We want to see your face in our NEW place!
Call us!  720.473.2598

Monday, June 3, 2013


A Big Success!
June 1, 2013 brought in the 5th Annual Spring Knit Out and Crochet Spring Fling!
Bags By CAB - Yarn Shoppe and Cassandra Allen - Brown, President of the Denver Crochet Guild celebrated with Colorado yarn enthusists in downtown Denver at the Yarn Shoppe.  Artisans brought their A Game!

Artisan and crochet designer Marybeth wowed us with her
crocheted rugs made out of t-shirts!
CafaBa Designs
This lovely Lady here is the visionary of CaFaBa Designs.  Way to go Carolyn!
Victoria and her beautiful daughter of Silpada Jewelry
Event attender Erin  shows us her amazing crocheted handbag!
Ingrid is a spinner, hand dying yarn designer - Kooler Kolors!
Ingrid's yarns are simply splendid!
Lori Corsentino brought us her stunning handmade jewelry.  Beautiful!
Sweet Treats!
Satya Scents captivated event attenders!
Ask Leslie how she makes these wonderful fragrances.
Connie from Lairs' Lodge B & B enjoys some quality knitting time. :)
Munchkin Goodies has the cutest designs for the little ones that I have EVER seen!
These are diapers that look like cupcakes!
Sign up for a mobile computer class and take an on - line stitching class!
Jireh Computer Training
Rosemary's knitted and felted designer handbags.  Gorgeous!
Life long Girlfriends attended the Event!
Yarn for all!
Our Charity this year was the Newborns In Need program at Denver Health Hospital.  We crocheted up beautiful baby blankets from the Denver Crochet Guild, and Event attendees brought in their handmade baby blankets.  Adorable!
Deborah is the Baby Blanket Greeter, and a member of the Denver Crochet Guild.  We Love her!
The hands that bring all of the above together!
The Annual Spring Event
President of the Denver Crochet Guild
The Yarn Shoppe, and
those crocheted felted Bags By CAB
 Bring a working project

Exhibit Booths

Yarn Exchange
(Bring your stash!)

Craft Book Exchange
(Bring books!)

Crochet Groups

Knit Groups

(Bring biz cards!) Liars' Lodge B& B
Littlefield Designs
Leidholdt's Felted Bags
The Joy of Crochet
Lori Corsentino
Munchkin Goodies
My 31 by Lori B.
Silpada Designs
CaFaBa Designs 
Rags to Rugs
Satya Scents
Cup Cakes To Go!

Bags By CAB
Interweave Crochet
Lion Brand
Annie's Attic
Denver Crochet Guild
Vintage Handbags Denver
Denver Office of Economic Development

Pat and Cassie enjoy stitching together!
Until next time; Yarn Over!  CAB :)
Bags By CAB - Yarn Shoppe
1777 Larimer St #102
Denver, CO 80202

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


What a great time we had at our first Guild meeting in the new year of 2013. 
We hope our stitching inspires you to get stitching on a new crochet project.
Enjoy!  CAB :)

Pat knitted up the beautiful cowl she is wearing!  She has mad skills!  :)

Erika has Holiday Cheer, love the hat!  :)

L to R:  pam, Dorothy, Rita, Erika and Marie

L to R:  Mel (Melissa), Kim, Pam, Dorothy, Rita and Marie

Kim crocheted this beautiful baby blanket for our donation to Denver Health Hospital's Newborn In Need Program, here in Denver, Colorado.  :)
Their site:

Kim works her crochet magic on another blanket.  Beautiful!

Mel crochets up a hat! :)

Girlfriends Joyce and Pat!  :)


The Star of our Denver Crochet Guild, Dorothy!  :)

Please join us on the first Saturday of each month.  If there is holiday that weekend, there is no Guild meeting.  Our Denver Crochet Guild meets 11:00am - 12:30pm (we usually stay until 1:00pm!)  Having a stitching good time!  CAB :)