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Old 04-16-2009, 03:44 PM   #31
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It won't take that long to create a new yarn section Suziblues. All they have to do is wait till the truck arrives, schedule some poor sods to work the freight shift that starts at 4 a.m. to unload the truck, schedule more poor sods to work 8 or 9 hours shifts where all they do is move everything, open boxes, place yarn in the new section, and they're done (all of this usually takes no more than a day to two to do). My guess is the new yarn won't get there till the end of April and be set up by the beginning of May. What that yarn consists of remains to be seen.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:04 PM   #32
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Yeah, my store manager isn't sure when the yarn is coming in. 9_9 Makes me sad. I'd ask the other store manager (from a different province) who's been hanging around, but she's a b*tch, so screw that. I'm not desparate for this information.

And cresmoon, at our Michaels, I notice that the sock yarn seems to go in the nicer colors and they all that is left is this ugly variegated stuff that is too busy to do a nice pattern in. :/ This happens and we're not restocking just when I find nice patterns I want to try. Will probably get ugly stuff and do a basic sock to learn.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Suziblues View Post
I live in Michigan, about 30 or so miles outside Detroit and a mile from Michaels.
They've been having these signs in the yarn dept. for a few months now, announcing their new yarn dept. It was suppose to be done by May and it is the middle of May now and I don't see ONE thing differant yet, so I wish they'd hurry!
But I like Michaels. The yarn dept is at least 3 or 4 isles big and they have all differant kinds of yarn already........wool, acrilyic, swede, silk, hemp etc and I'm sure it's all a lot cheaper than the lys.
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Color me crazy, but, is Michigan on a daylight savings calendar or sumthin?
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:40 PM   #34
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Why are they taking so long to do it?! Don't they understand about yarn emergencies?!
Ha. I don't actually rely on Michael's for yarn, but anyways, many people do. What do they mean when they say "redoing?"

And just saying, but anyone who has sock yarn at their local Michael's is SO lucky. All we have here is furry, worsted weight yarn in crazy colors and other yarn ONLY in worsted weight.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:09 PM   #35
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Went to work at Michael's today and this is what I've found out: we're now slowly clearing out some more of the yarn but not all of it. Some of the wool stuff and lesser-selling brands are on clearance (probably because we're discontinuing it, like the hideous neon-colored Caron's Simply Soft yarn colors). My manager told me the new yarn is coming "any day now" but has no idea what it is. She also had no idea what the Michael's yarn would be like. But if you'd like to buy some of the Paton's wool yarn, along with sock yarn and some of the Bernat, it should be on clearance prices which aren't too bad. I'm going back myself to do some shopping soon as I can.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:14 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Suziblues View Post
I live in Michigan, about 30 or so miles outside Detroit and a mile from Michaels.
They've been having these signs in the yarn dept. for a few months now, announcing their new yarn dept. It was suppose to be done by May and it is the middle of May now and I don't see ONE thing differant yet, so I wish they'd hurry!
But I like Michaels. The yarn dept is at least 3 or 4 isles big and they have all differant kinds of yarn already........wool, acrilyic, swede, silk, hemp etc and I'm sure it's all a lot cheaper than the lys.
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Erm, it's only the middle of April right now, not May, so give them a few more weeks...
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My Michaels was the same way this weekend, it looked like a hurricane and gone through it. I hope they are not going to go with all yarn made specifically for them, I don't think you get as much variety. I went into HobbyLobby and that is what they did exactly. "I Love Yarn" is there brand name. It is okay, but I wasn't exactly thrilled with the choices so far. Leslie
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Suziblues View Post
it is the middle of May now and I don't see ONE thing differant yet, so I wish they'd hurry!
I think you may have turned too many pages on your calendar. Or else I'm a month behind..
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(probably because we're discontinuing it, like the hideous neon-colored Caron's Simply Soft yarn colors).
Those are great colors for children's clothing! The love the bright colors.

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Old 04-21-2009, 12:32 AM   #40
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I have no issues with the colors you used for your sweaters, but the bright orange and bright green colors are just painful. But to each their own.
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