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.