LYS?! What is that you may ask. Well, it’s an acronym for delightful Local Yarn Shops. There’s usually at least one in each town or city. If not, I bet there is one within driving distance to your home. I highly recommend checking out your local shop regularly. Even if you have to make a day trip of it! Your LYS is not only a yarn haven for delicious luxury yarns but they’re also your community. I’ve been to several now across Texas and Tennessee. I have made fast friends at every one! I guarantee you’ll make a new friend too. The yarn bond is strong! This is true whether you’re a spinner, a weaver, a crocheter, and/or knitter.
In addition to shared interests, you’ll also find your LYS employees and friends to be a wealth of knowledge. They can help you with creative ideas, quick fixes, and formal instruction. Not to mention the bonus of being able to squish lots of colorful, yummy yarn while you visit, share, and learn.
Check out my page on Skill Building Spots for recommendations on shops in TX. And please check back soon as I recently visited a delightful spot in Memphis, TN. Details and pics will be posted soon!