Well, I do not drive, and while there is a Micheal's and a couple yarn shops in town, they are like a good hour to 3 hour bus trips away. (they just happen to be on the farthest outskirts and most bus-unfriendly areas) I only have close access to my wal mart, which still was a good 20-30 min bus ride, but I go every other Thursday when I do groceries.
So basically my yarn was limited. I had a TON of red heart, mostly the scratchy stuff and some nice Bernat... Not bad stuff. But it was soooo limited in colour selection too.
I walked in today to pick up some more yarn for my baby blanket, and was astounded.
They expanded. Most of the new Bernat yarns; Felting, Cashmere, Wool Blend, Alpaca Blend. They expanded the Red Heart Soft section adding TONS of new and gorgeous colours. They have a section dedicated to natural fibers, wools and cottons they didn't have before... it was amazing. I was so thrilled I almost forgot why I went.
But then, I remembered. As I went back down to the Red Heart Soft section, I looked and looked... no baby blue.
I asked a sales lady. She told me since they ordered all these new colours, it could be a while since there isn't any room, and no there is none in the back. It could also not reappear if they get no demand. Fortunately I had only JUST started the blanket with the yarn left over from the baby sweater...but they didn't have ANY colour even close to what I wanted.
I ended up just picking up 4 skiens of Bernat Satin in a pretty blue/yellow/green ish colourway and will start all over again.
But at least now I have some better yarn selection for when I go to make all those beautiful lace garments I have been wanting to make. I was just waiting to find some easily accessible yarn!