Saturday, April 04, 2009

Knittin' Chicks To Close Their Doors


My LYS, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

My beloved LYS has been struggling for a while now to keep afloat. At the end of April Knittin' Chicks will close their doors forever. :(

I have so many happy memories of my LYS and the people that made it special. If not for Dalia and her shop I would not be the knitter that I am today. If not for the friends I made at that marble table I would not know what community really is.

Everything has to go and this includes all the books, bins, computer, needles and of course the yarn.

I wish Dalia the best on the next leg of her journey and thank her for the wonderful LYS which will always hold a special place in my heart.

6 comments:

Stitch-n-Snitch said...

That's so sad. :(

Birdsong said...

I am so sorry to hear... several shops in CA have gone under in the past year, and we just keep hoping ours will make it. There are four employees (including me) and the owner who would be affected, but we have seen people wanting to 'do for themselves' a bit more during the recession and hope that will carry us through. Let me know if they have any STR on sale...

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Now that is sad, as it looks like a very comfortable lys

KnitNana said...

I'm so sorry. I know how this feels, having lost Knitters Knook last fall.
(((((Hugs)))))

Geraldine said...

That must be sad to see this store close. Many years ago, I owned and operated a craft store. I was heartbroken when it closed too but too much competition from the "big" stores.

Speaking of stores, I just checked out your Etsy shop for the first time today. Im looking for a nice shawl pin. Will you be restocking the shelves? Hope so, Id love to see your work there.

Hugs, G

Mary said...

Oh how sad. I'm so sorry to hear this news.