Thursday, May 3, 2012

Graduation and Good-Byes

YEAH!! I graduated Knitting Boot Camp.

The class was a blast and Brenda Geiger  is the best teacher there is.

I left with a wealth of knowledge.

Completed Project

I made a scarf for next winter. 
Yarn: Shepard’s Wool Mill Ends.
Yardage: 100+
Needles: Lantern Moon US6
Stitch Pattern: Seafom

 Next Project

Pattern: Goodale
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK
Colorway: Fjord
Needles: addi Turbo Curricular US 7 

I am so bummed. For those who live in or close to Detroit, the Detroit location of City Knits is closing. It is and has been for some time the only yarn shop in Detroit. A yarn shop is so much more than a store that sells yarn. It is a haven for like minded individuals to get together, talk, enjoy each other’s company and of course knit and crochet.

There’s something about visiting a yarn store that’s inspiring. City Knit’s had lots of knitted and crocheted items around the store so you could see and feel how different yarns could be used. Plus it’s nice to chat with the staff and discuss yarn and fiber arts crafts.

With the current economy, people are visiting larger chains like Joann’s and Michaels with coupons in hand, or purchasing their yarn from the Internet so LYS can be struggling right now.

City knits does have another location out in the suburbs but the distance is horrible. The city location is 8 miles from my house verses 32 miles from my house to the suburban location. Needless to say, I can’t make it to the burbs with my work schedule as much as I could the city location. May of their customers are in the same pickle.  I’ll be lucky to make it once a month. So sad.

1 comment:

iggystar said...

I'll miss City Knits too! It's where I knit my first stitches. In fact, I clearly remember you helping me figure out how my stitch should be oriented during one of my first classes (one doesn't forget those historical knitting moments). I'm going to miss City Knits in Detroit. :(