Sunday, May 1, 2011

121:365 Stash

My favorite local yarn store is going out of business. This makes me sad. I went over today and did serious damage to my pocketbook. Sweater quantities of yarn for me, and money in the pocket of the owner - there are always bills to pay, even when a business closes.

I got a little carried away, and clearly I'm not stash busting (and I'm wondering where I'm going to put it all . . . ) but I will really miss My Sister's Knits. It was a great neighborhood store. I was always inspired every time I visited. But, times are hard for many - and most think of yarn as a luxury item, whereas I think of it as the air that I breathe. I'm a fiber artist - yarn is necessary to the creative process - and I got a lot of process here . . . ;-)

2 comments:

Auntea said...

Oh, I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely yarn store. Two of my favorites also closed this year. One in Kansas City, and one in Joliet & I have grieved the loss of both. Yarn stores are such happy, inspiring places & brought more comfort to me than my local coffee shop. (And that's alot of comfort!)

Michelle said...

I'm visiting Woodland Woolworks again Tuesday afternoon to pick up the Addi Turbos they are holding for me and to do as much yarn accumulating as I can afford to do for their sakes. Because, as you said, they have bills to pay till the end and beyond....