So I had decided in November that one of my New Year Resolutions would be to knit at least 15 items from my stash in 2007 before I buy any more yarn. (fiber for spinning does not count since it is not technically yarn yet)I have no intentions of joining Wendy in her stash along. The reason I am posting this is to let all LYS owners know that they have nothing to worry about. There is one yarn store owner in particular that I am talking about, who has posted on her blog and in the comments at Wendy's blog.
She seems to think that knit bloggers have the power to run her out of business. I feel as long as there are knitters there will be yarn bought, for what ever the purpose or reason. As for the stash along most of this yarn was bought from the LYS to begin with and it needs to be knit up eventually. I am also assuming (you know what happens when you assume) that you sell items other than yarn. Such as patterns for using the stash, needles for knitting the stash, stitch markers for marking the stash on the needles, and so forth and so on, you get the idea. These items all cost money also and need to be bought somewhere. On top of all this ranting by me, just think of how many resolutions get broken every year. Knitters are weak, we can't resist that new skein of handpainted yarn, or that nice new alpaca yarn you just got in. You may lose a few yarn sales but you will make up for it in pattern and needle sales I think. I am saying this because I just bought a pattern book, 2 addi turbos, and my last 2 skeins of yarn for 2006 from my LYS
(technically she is 1600 miles away but she was my LYS owner when I lived in NC)to help me knit my stash. I also have plans for more patterns which I will need to buy later in the next month. Needless to say she won't lose any of my business and my stash was bought mostly from her anyway.
Now that I am done with that rant I don't have any actual knitting content today. I started a Bejeweled for one of EJ's teachers. I will take pictures before I gift it. I dinn't get his teachers gifts done before the holiday break so they will get them when we go back on the 3rd. The other teacher is getting a pair of fetching gloves from knitty. I used black cascade 220 for them and it doesn't show the detail as much as I would have liked. Pictures to come soon. I do have one picture to share with you today. The kids used thier xmas money to go to the generic build a bear store. They just love thier purchases to death. They sleep with them every night.
Sorry for the crappy picture, my picture taking skills are something to be desired. I am off to rest, we have been suffering from the flu here all week long.