I love going to my local yarn shop (LYS). People who own yarn shops know how to knit and crochet. People who know how to knit and crochet also know how to make a place feel homey. So it follows that yarn shops feel homey and that there are lots of lovely spots to sit and knit.
So many yummy yarns.
So many bright colors. It's a treat. Here's the wall of Noro.
Main Street Yarns and Fibers is in Watkinsville, GA, in an old restored barn. I dare you to pass by and resist it. Go on - I dare ya!
Here is the back - who wouldn't want to knit outside here this spring?
Sure, you can go to a Big Crafts Shop and buy your yarn, but are they going to look up your pattern on Ravelry for you and show you exactly how to accomplish the bits that are giving you trouble? Yesterday, Ruth showed me how to to make the thumb for a fingerless glove (so easy!), and she told me to bring the piece in if I have any trouble.
And then I had a homemade cookie from a fresh batch someone brought in.
Back inside, here's a basket full of locally handspun yarns.
And some drop spindles if you'd like to try spinning a bit of your own.
Wherever you live, your LYS should have classes on knitting, spinning, and dyeing like Main Street Yarns does. I'm hoping to take a class on something this year. I'd love to work on my knitting skills, but I'd also love to learn to spin and dye.
What about you - do you ever visit your local yarn shop? Is it as homey and wonderful as mine?