posted Sunday, Oct 14 2007 at 05:49PM PDT by YarnTraveler (Stacy)
I have naturally been thinking a lot about yarn stores lately. I’ve been reading comments that have been left for stores in cities I’ve never visited (yet!), and I’ve been thinking about what makes a yarn store special. I am fortunate to have several wonderful shops in my city (go Portland!), and all of these stores are different. They each have their own flavor and feel, and everyone has their own favorite for varying reasons.
So, what I want to know is, what makes your favorite yarn store special? Is it the staff? The selection? The classes? Maybe it has a cozy chair and good lattes, or it’s the convenience of being right on the bus line home?
I’m curious and I’d like to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell me what makes your LYS great. To sweeten the deal, I’ll be selecting a comment at random to receive a skein of Classy (worsted weight, 100% superwash merino) in colorway Deep Seaflower, by Dream In Color yarns.
Dream In Color has two great free patterns up on their site now that use just a skein of Classy. Check out the Spice Headband (for those clinging to the last bits of summer) and Van’s Twisted Rib Hat (for those ready to embrace autumn).