While visiting my family in Oregon, I enjoy visiting local yarn stores. The Knit Shop in Eugene, is usually my first stop. Even though their shop name sounds a little biased toward knitters, it is actually a very crochet friendly shop. I was thrilled when I saw the sign below in their window, as I had no idea that Interweave offered these to yarn shops!
I decided to see how crochet friendly they were, by going into the shop and asking about their book and hook selection. I pretty much made it known that crochet was bringing me into their store. I was pleased to see that they have many of the latest best selling crochet books, as well as several back issues of Interweave Crochet. When I looked at the hook selection, I saw some interesting Addi Swing ergonomic hooks that I had never seen before. I already have Etimo hooks that I love, up to size "J", so I enquired if they come in any sizes larger than that. The owner even went so far as to check the company's website to make sure that they didn't. I definitely felt welcome in this shop as a crocheter. If you are ever in Eugene, you may want to stop by. From now on, I will be on the lookout for the Interweave signs in yarn shop windows!
Great post! It's always nice to hear about crochet friendly LYS's. I had the pleasure of visiting one in Fort Worth, Texas yesterday. Such a treat after being in the office all day!ReplyDelete
Thanks for pointing out that signage - didn't know about it either!ReplyDelete
That's super cool! Now if only there was a LYS in my area... LOL!ReplyDelete