Bittersweet

Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in color 757

Yesterday I went to the store closing sale of my most favorite LYS. They opened earlier than I could get there so things were in full swing when I arrived. The store was humming with activity. There wasn’t an inch of space to stand in and moving through the store was difficult. I went with a plan: buy one skein of yarn as a remembrance but it must be something I’d never knit with before. The path to the sock yarn was packed tight with shoppers but I did finally make my way there and looked at what was available. I spotted a pretty skien, pick it up and when I turned I realized that I was now standing in the checkout line. Yes, the line stretched through the store. I talked with the women in line. We were all saddened and shocked to hear that the store was closing. The wait was about 30-45 minutes. While waiting I was able to speak with the owner and employees I’ve known for many years. When my turn at the cash register arrived I paid and walked out the door. I am very pleased to see that the shop is going out with a bang and not a whimper.

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12 Responses to Bittersweet

  1. trinagallop says:

    That’s a beautiful skein of yarn to remember them by.

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  2. Michelle says:

    I can attest to the greatness of that yarn….I’m currently knitting socks with it (different color). It’s a dream to knit with 🙂

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  3. Janet says:

    Very pretty yarn with a great blend of colors. I’ve never knit with that yarn either. A great way to remember your favorite LYS.

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  4. Nancy says:

    You found a great skein, even if by accident!

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  5. chrisknits says:

    You restrained yourself with one skein!!! Are you made of steel or something? Iron Woman? LOL. It’s very pretty, very colonial.

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  6. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful yarn! Too bad that your LYS didn’t survive…it’s hard to see small businesses close…

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  7. derring-do says:

    It’s always sad when local stores go out of business, but at least you now have something pretty to remember them by!

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  8. Lisa says:

    Sounds like the shop had many many supporters (or people who just wanted cheap yarn haha). You picked a good color. My LYS has that yarn, but I haven’t purchased it yet. I keep meaning to. I can’t wait to see what you make.

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  9. ellen says:

    I’m impressed with your yarn discipline on an emotional day of losing your favorite lys. I hope you find another spot to replace it. Enjoy your knit, it’s lovely yarn.

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  10. Pumpkin says:

    I’m sad just reading about the closing, I cannot even imagine how depressing it must have been to be there on the last day. But I love your tribute, it is very fitting and sweet.

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  11. YarnyDragonfly says:

    The yarn is beautiful and will always bring back memories of your favorite LYS.

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  12. Kepanie says:

    Sad the LYS had to close. That looks like great sock yarn.

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