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A Saturday Jaunt

I have a cold. It used to just be in my nose but now it’s in my head and my throat and my back, too. Other than the little jaunt that comprises this post I spent much of the weekend on the couch. I assumed that resting a lot would mean I’d be better today but that’s not the case and I’m home from work. I have to be better by tonight as it’s a spinning night at the library and I’m the one with the key! That’s my health situation. We now return to our regular blogging.

I do not have a local yarn shop. This is something I lament frequently. Yes, there are a couple of those big box craft stores 15 minutes away. And yes, there is a small but lovely yarn shop 20 minutes away. But right in my town? Nada.

The closest thing I’ve ever had to a truly local yarn shop is Saftler’s but they specialize in fabric and haven’t really invested a lot in their yarn department. Until now. You see, Saftler’s has undergone some major changes over the last year, including a complete redesign of the store.

IMG_2244.jpgOne of those changes resulted in moving the yarn department to the front of the store and surrounding it with this cute picket fence. It’s adorable and it’s only 7 minutes from my house.

So, Saturday morning Blogless Sharon, along with our friend Debbie, and I went out to breakfast and then headed to Saftler’s for their grand re-opening celebration and sale. Lois was there demonstrating Magic Loop and the yarn department was bustling!

They still have a lot of ack-rylic yarn but they’ve got some decent things to choose from as well – including Trekking XXL, thankyouverymuch. And Addi Turbos. Ahh yes, I can now purchase Addis without shipping charges. Squeee!

There were lines at the cash register all morning, a heartening sight for those of us who have been worried that those big box craft stores would drive our local craft store out of business. And I even had a brief chat with Eric, the owner of the store. I told him he had room to start selling spinning wheels and he said . . . wait for it . . . that he’s planning on doing just that. Double squeee!

I’m definitely going to have to stop complaining about not having a local yarn shop now.

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  1. I had been lamenting the fact that there is no fiber shop near me, but this weekend I came to the conclusion that it might be best (for my wallet, hehe).

  2. Ooh, Trekking yarn a mere 40 miles from me!! Who knew? Do they have a good selection? Not that I’m allowed to buy sock yarn because of my 2007 knitting resolution. And not that I am not still sick of socks. But still. One must plan for the future.

  3. Hello, we had a great day!! Seems as though you were feeling better today! See you on Wednesday! Debbie 🙂

  4. Now I get to be green with envy (grin) our closest yarn store is 45 minutes from here. ugh.
    It looks like a wonderful little store – and sounds as if it’s going to be a great success ! yippeee!

  5. I’m so sorry to read that you don’t feel well. Chug down lots of liquids and stay warm my dear!!

    Congrats on the improved version of your “LYS”. I sure hope as time goes by their yarn selection improves.

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