There were two yarn shops within easy walking distance of our old house, not to mention Michaels and Hancocks and -- if I really wanted to stretch my legs and live a bit dangerously -- Joann's and a really nice quilt shop.
Since we moved an hour away, both of the yarn shops have closed. Joann's moved closer to the house (it's probably a good thing that I don't have them three blocks from home, along my morning walk!) and Michaels moved to the next town over, so far out of my way that I rarely make the drive.
I never spent much time in either of the yarn shops. Except for inexpensive acrylic for the baby hats, I haven't bought much yarn in the past few years, so I haven't missed them at all. I always figured that if I really needed to yarn shop, I'd make the drive up to Woodland Woolworks -- except they've closed too.
There's a new shop in Salem and I was all set to check it out -- then I read the bottom of their sign. "Fine yarn studio?" Nope, not for me. I didn't need anything, and I'm at the point where drooling over yarn that's out of my price range doesn't appeal to me anymore.
This week, I finally stopped in because I wanted some new double points to cast on another pair for the pooling sock yarn challenge and the craft stores were out of size 2. To my surprise, they were nicer and more helpful than either of the other two stores had ever been. I'll probably be back, if only to get another look at the old wringer washer full of dishcloth cotton!
Weekly Stash Report
Nothing in this week, except for those needles. I finished the gear biscornu and another little project that I can't show you yet.
Fabric Used this Week: 3/4 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 31 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 80 1/2 yards
Net Added for 2012: 49 1/2 yards
Yarn Used this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 350 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 4300 yards
Net Added for 2013: 3950 yards
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