No! No! No!

I just found out today that our only LYS is going out of business!!! :verysad: (We need an emoticon with tears) This is the only LYS in at least a 1 hour drive. They are so rare up here that people come from Spokane (an hour away) in groups to our little store. The problem is that they have some things that you can’t find in other stores around here. I am going to have to start buying my stuff online and paying shipping. :verysad: :verysad: :verysad:

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I’m sorry for your loss.

Maybe they’ll have a big sale?

My dad saw the ad in the paper today 20 - 75% off. Needless to say I am heading there first thing tomorrow. I wanted to make the socks with the 0000 dpns which I will be unable to find in another store. Even the one that is closing is over 35 minutes away. I have been saying for 2 years that if I had any money I would make a knitting store here. I would love it. My hubby even increased his life insurance so that if anything happened to him I could start one and not have to go out to work.

:shifty: I hope you have a good relationship with your hubby! :rofling:

SO SAAAAD!!! :crying:

Well, enjoy that sale while ya can!

aww how sweet is that!

i am sorry about the store closing…do hope you can get some wonderful deals out of it at least!

If we read in the paper that hubby has an “unexpected accident” we’ll know why… wait, who are you and why are you talking to me? I’m NOT involved!

[size=2]BUT I GET A DISCOUNT, RIGHT?[/size]

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hehe! That is a mighty sweet hubby you have there! Keep him around, eh? Mebbe he’ll add a bit more to the policy for a bakery & coffee shop to add on to your yarn store!

Hmmm. Good idea. Of course we would go broke trying to pay the premiums :smiley:

Well, you can’t have your latte and drink it too!

WHY THE HECK NOT??? I never understood the origins of this kind of statement. I OFTEN have cake AND eat it too! In fact, its WASTEFUL not to! That’s just SILLY. :??

:shifty:

what have you DONE to that poor dog???

I always drink my lattes, even if I feel a littttle jittery after…

I feel your pain. I felt the same way when my local cross stitch store went out of business. Nothing has ever compared to that store! What a bummer for you.

Foldedbird, I wanted to ask the same thing about the poor dog. Ingred, where did you get such a thing?

sorry about your LYS loss :(! We have 2 1/2 (one has very few knitting supplies) here & I still do most of my shopping online…so www shopping WORKS…and…ROCKS!! It sure is fun to look for goodies from delivery people :smiley: I love getting yummies in the mail :cheering: :cheering: I’m already expecting yarn from knitpicks (had to get yarn to make fingerless gloves to go with Branching Out & hat) AND the wonderful addi’s that Lonnie surprised me by ordering them on Thanksgiving :cheering: :cheering: See, shopping on the net is FUN :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

That’s a bummer! I live in southern California and you’d think there’d be one on every corner next to Starbucks, but noooooooo… There are only two that I know of. :??

Anyhoo…someplaces like Knit Picks give you free shipping if you spend over a certain amount. I just got an order with free shipping and no tax, plus they have great prices so I’m actually spending less than if I go to the LYS!

Maybe we should put together a collection (pass the hat) so you can buy the store! :cheering:

So sad for you Brightspot! :frowning: I can’t believe the only yarn shop in the whole area is closing! :?? My understanding is that, with the latest craze in knitting, new stores are popping up in most places, not shutting down! How bizarre!

But perhaps once you get used to ordering online, you’ll enjoy the selection (and usually better prices! :shifty:). My favorite places to order from are: knitpicks.com (click on our ad on the forum to give knittinghelp a kickback when ordering), and www.yarn.com (soon to be advertising with us too! They offer 20% off when you spend $60 on yarn!).

If you’re someone who must see and touch before buying, Knitpicks offers sample color cards of most of their yarns now, for a reasonable cost.