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Local Yarn Store Day

What a great weekend this is going to be!  Local Yarn Store Day Saturday, Earth Day and Sample Sale Sunday.  Unlike Earth Day, which has been celebrated for many years and has quite a following, Local Yarn Store Day is a new event intended to bring attention to those brick and mortar operations that sell yarn. Since you're reading this, you are obviously a customer of my shop, and probably other local yarn shops.  You might also have ordered from one of the many on-line yarn retailers, or gotten a skein or two at one of the big box craft stores.  But I hope most of your purchases are with local yarn shops - mine or someone else's - because your purchases keep our doors open.  But wait...is that important?  With so many other places to get yarn, do we really even need local yarn shops anymore?  I think yes, because a local yarn store is so much more than a place that sells yarn. 

A local yarn store is real life - it's seeing, touching, and testing the yarns with nothing between you and the fiber.  It's community - meeting other knitters and crocheters - talking face to face.  It's an interactive exchange.  It's a place where you and others like you can belong and become.  It's local small business contributing to a vibrant economy and a creative lifestyle.  It's home.

If you're a list kind of gal, here are my Top 12 Reasons to love shopping at your Local Yarn Store

  1. You can tell what color the yarn actually is
  2. You can touch the yarn and see how it feels
  3. You can hold the colors up to your face and see whether or not they flatter your complexion
  4. You can put two or more colors together, side-by-side, in real life and see how they go.
  5. You can take a class with a real person
  6. You can have an instructor watch what you do and help you get it just right
  7. You have a place at the table to hang out and work on your project.
  8. You can meet new people and make new friends more easily because you already know you have something in common with every single person around the table.
  9. You can try on the shop samples before you commit to knitting a thing
  10. You can get great feedback from the people in the shop on patterns, yarns, techniques, and more.
  11. You can go there and get back on track when you have (or think you have) messed up royally
  12. You can get away from your real life at the LYS where you're free to just be you

To show you that we love you too, this Local Yarn Store Day we're doing what we do best - giving you a real-life experience and community.  You'll have a chance to try almost every yarn in the shop with a skein of it wound and ready to knit or crochet.  We have exclusive hand-dyed yarns and patterns available only at local yarn shops, and we're having a pot-luck all day.  Bring something yummy to share and sample what others have made.  Knit, taste, share, hang out.  Try  the yarns you've been eyeing, and choose something you love.  Every purchase enters you in a raffle for a cool prize. 

I look forward to seeing you for a great day in the shop and around the table - You are always welcome here.

  • Ellen Lewis
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Comments on this post ( 10 )

  • Apr 20, 2018

    I’ve been in the shop at least once a week over the last few months, and I have to agree with all twelve reasons on your list. I’ve met so many new friends and connected with old ones, learned new techniques and tried out many new yarns. I just wish I had more time to knit them all. I always look forward to the trunk shows and there’s always something new in the shop. So much fun!

    — Danette Degner

  • Apr 18, 2018

    I love you and your shop—only wish I lived closer!!! But I do love my LYS!!

    — Ann St Jean Nolan

  • Apr 17, 2018

    I know my LYS, I’m coming back this weekend! Why shop online when I can come and look and touch all of the yarn I love…

    — Dawn Duncan

  • Apr 17, 2018

    And you get Ellen, Ginny, Jenny and Mary for #’s 5,6 & 10! They generously share the art and love of knitting. We are lucky to have this LYS.

    — Anne Smoot

  • Apr 17, 2018

    All twelve! I can’t describe how much I miss you & your table of friends! Now back in the UK, it’s highly unlikely I’ll ever have the chance to visit y’all again. Miss you so much x

    — Bryony Hiscox

  • Apr 17, 2018

    Whenever I come back to Leonardtown, Crazy for Ewe is the first place I head!

    — Elaine Phillips

  • Apr 17, 2018

    Thank you, Dana!

    — Ellen

  • Apr 17, 2018

    I love my yarn store. I get to feel the yarn. There is always someone to help if I cannot understand a technique. I always feel welcome. Thank you for being there.

    — Dana Russell

  • Apr 17, 2018

    Thank you, Amy!

    — Ellen

  • Apr 17, 2018

    I put a check mark next to each of the 12 reasons!
    I ❤️ my LYS!

    — Amy Henderson

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