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If you could have a yarn shop, what would it be like?
Mine would value knitters and crocheters both. I'd have plenty of crochet magazines, crochet hooks, and a generous selection of z-twist yarns, in addition to all the usual knitting-oriented paraphernalia.
I would have tester yarn balls, so people could try before they buy.
Lots of deep comfy chairs.
A scorn-free zone for synthetic fibers.
Free teabags, with really hot water available to make a proper cuppa. (And free coffee, for my coffee-drinking sisters in caffeine addiction. And sugar and real cream, of course.)
A magic cat or two - magic in the sense that they would be somehow allergen-free.
Magic yarn that frogs easily no matter what the fiber content.
Ice cream every Tuesday.
Yarn rebates for FOs - simply show the finished object, with yarn receipt, to receive cash back on the yarn you used. Ten percent would be about right, I think. (This would be an incentive to finish projects. Completely antithetical to normal business practice, I know.)
And no yarn shop would be complete without a crochet turtle or two, wandering amidst the stunning sock samples which, in my fantasy realm, I will have knitted myself.
|I wish I had knitted these, but I didn't. Photo taken in the|
Red Fish Dye Works booth, Knit and Crochet Show 2014.
Gosh, the more I think about it, the more ideas I get. Of course I'd have to suspend all the normal laws of economics to make it work, but hey, this is a fantasy, remember.
If you could dream up the ideal yarn shop, what would it be like? What would it be called? And would you rather be an owner or a customer?
Leave a comment, and we'll build a shop together.
(In our dreams.)
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Speaking of yarn, wouldn't you like a chance to win some? Check out these givaways:
The above is mine. Below is Amanda's, from Crafty in the Med.
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