Those of you that have a good selection of stores to shop from are fourtunate. Our Wal-Mart cut their crafts department from the size of the toy department down to one 15-20 foot aisle. That includes all crafts. Fabric they quit with all together. Last week while in the nearest Hobby Lobby (35 miles away) I noticed that they have quit with the garment fabrics and have greatly cut back on the yarn as well. Everything dealing with any kind of fabric or needle crafts has been reduced to about 1/3 the space. What gives? I might understand if there were other yarn and fabric stores, but there isn’t. Where do they expect those that don’t have a computer (to shop on line) or the elderly that like to crochet or knit to shop for supplies?
I do little shopping on line because I’d rather see and feel the yarn before I buy it. Also, I just can’t afford it most of the time. Most of what I have bought, I bought while on sale or marked for clearance.
I do check the local thrift store for sweaters to recycle, but I live in a very poor rural area of SC. Most of what is in the thrift store is in [U]VERY USED[/U] condition when it arrives there. Rarely can something good for recycling be found.
So the next time you shop your wonderful stores, thank them for being there.