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Old 01-11-2013, 01:51 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by dudeKnit View Post
Another question I have is local yarn sources. I've done Micheals (not really a big selection of stuff at my local store) also done JoAnn Fabrics and wasn't impressed with their stuff either. Does anyone have other suggestions on where to purchase or which stores tend to cater more directly to knitting?
Depends on what kind of yarns you're looking for, really. I don't go to Applebee's for Kung Pao Chicken, and I kinda feel the same about yarn. That said, if you're looking for something like Encore or Lamb's Pride, it doesn't really matter where you get it. But the local yarn store has a lot of advantages besides just a larger selection of yarns. Generally, the people who work there know a LOT about yarn, and about knitting. So in addition to a wider selection of yarns, you can get answers.

Not knowing where you are, I couldn't say with authority that you've got a local shop, but if you can find one it would be worth checking out. You might be surprised, I find that Yarns, Etc and Great Yarns (here in the Research Triangle area of NC) are usually pretty competitive price-wise, and their people are incredibly knowledgeable. (And helpful too!)
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