#knitchat 5/12 – Your Friendly Neighborhood Yarn Store

This #knitchat we’ll celebrate our favorite local yarn stores or LYS’s. The LYS can be the heart of the knitting community in a neighborhood.  It can also be a place where you’re introduced to new techniques, yarns. It can also be the place where you meet all sorts of knitters and even crocheters from whom you learn an awful lot and not just about knitting and fiber-craft. I learned a great deal about the history of my neighborhood including one night when we learned which house was once a ‘bordello’ back in the day…. but that’s another story.  My neighborhood yarn store is The Naked Sheep Knitshop on N. Killingsworth. I guess I keep coming back here because the people are terribly nice, and the shop owners Cheri and Brad have done a wonderful job building a warm and friendly shop culture where knitters and crocheters are welcome, novice and expert alike.  Patron’s openly help each other in the shop and no one is excluded because of their rank and newbie status 😉

During this #knitchat, we’ll celebrate our favorite LYS’s. I actually added Question 3 just recently. In view of some of the sad closures lately, let’s see what we can do to help keep our LYS’s afloat.

Knitchat Questions:

Q1) Shout out for your favorite LYS and where it’s located. Don’t forget to provide a link if you can. (It’s okay if you have more than 1)

Q2) What makes this LYS your favorite? If you don’t have a favorite what would make a Local Yarn Store yours? What would you like to see more of at your LYS? What would you like to see less of?

Q3) What can we do to promote our LYS’s? Any ideas?

DETAILS… DETAILS… If you want to know more about what #knitchat is and how it works

  • Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)
  • When: Thursdays on the date listed above at 6:30 PM PST/9:30 PM EST (1 hour)
  • Who: Me you and other Twitter Knitters/Crocheters & Fiber-crafters
  • How: Need a primer on Twitter Chat… check this out: What does this Twitter chat thing look like?
  • How: to post photos – 5 ways to share photos on Twitter
  • How: to shorten your links. Simply paste your link into the field in http://bit.ly/ and shorten it. Copy and paste this link into the twitter feed.
The Nakedsheep Knitshop

My neighborhood LYS "The Naked Sheep Knitshop"

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