Speaking of not having any knitting shops around...
I was saying in another post that I was disappointed that there are very few knitting shops around my area. So with that, I decided to do some more research into why the heck not. I came up with one thing.
There is ONE -- it's located about 20 minutes from here and it's called KnitWorld. They even do mail order!! So now I have to go check out their store and see if they are any good. Here's hoping!! *crosses fingers*
Where is the nearest yarn store to you? How far would you go for a really great one??
All American girl living in the beautiful country of New Zealand!!
There is a knitting shop less than 10 minutes away from where I live, but their customer service is so pitiful I haven't stepped through their doors in nearly a year. The next closest are three shops 40 minutes away. :( Thanks goodness for online shops.
I'd have to go to the Woolie Ewe in Plano. It's about an hour and a half drive :(
Actually, I don't plan to buy any really expensive yarn until I get good enough to make sweaters. I mostly work with Lion Brand Wool-Ease, or Sugar and Cream cotton yarns. They're fine for what I need.
I have three LYS and they are about 20 minute ride from my house. One I have only been to once. The other two I go often when I am looking for that "special" yarn. :XX: :XX: Plus I've taken classes at one of them too.