Crazy for Ewe has two retail locations to serve Southern Maryland. The Leonardtown shop on the Square in Leonardtown in St. Mary’s County, and the The La Plata shop in the heart of Charles County.
I opened Crazy for Ewe in Leonardtown at the end of August 2004. My youngest son was just two years old! I wanted to offer Southern Maryland knitters and crocheters the best yarns available anywhere. You’ll find silky soft merinos, baby alpaca, kid mohair, pima cotton, and more. We carry luxury fibers such as pure silk, cashmere, angora, and mink as well as a nice selection of hand-dyed yarns in all different fibers. I am a sucker for sparkly yarns, so we tend to have quite of few of those around. In my humble opinion, everything can use just a little bling! I also carry Berroco Vintage, a beautiful, easy care wool blend that’s perfect for afghans and such. You’ll find Ellen (me), Ginni, Mary, and Jenny at the Leonardtown shop
In November of 2007 I opened Crazy for Ewe in La Plata to serve the knitters and crocheters in Charles County, Maryland, King George Virginia and beyond. The La Plata shop is just off Charles Street, right next to The Green Turtle. We keep nearly identical stock in each store, so you can find what you need whether you’re in Leonardtown or La Plata. You’ll find me and Lynne at the La Plata shop.
Both Leonardtown and La Plata are great little towns full of fun and interesting shops, restaurants, and galleries. You can see more about Leonardtown businesses here. My favorite restaurant is Cafe des Artistes, a first rate French bistro fun by award winning Loic Jaffres. Fenwick Street Used Bookstore is wonderful, as is the North End Gallery. There’s a coffee shop, a chocolate shop (yum) and many more. Leonardtown was designated as an Arts and Entertainment District so new businesses and restaurants are sprouting up in Leonardtown all the time.
There are several restaurants within walking distance of the La Plata shop, as well as fun and interesting boutiques to explore. Check out House and Joson’s for beautiful gifts and home accessories. Don’t miss the Charles Street Bakery – fabulous pastries and cakes! The Royal Tea Room is a fun destination for lunch, and honestly, Pizza Hotline makes the best New York style pizza outside of the city.
Both Leonardtown and La Plata have plenty of convenient free parking all the time. Come visit.