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Aug 26, 2016 21:49:37   #
Maggieber
 
Today I went to a yarn shop located in LaGrange Il to purchase a set of needles. I was looking at yarn to use for preemie hats for a NICU. After a conversation with the women who was helping me, they brought out 4 beautiful blankets to add to my donations. I could not believe the generosity of this shop owner. I can't let this go unnoticed in the too often callous world. If you are ever in LaGrange Il, visit this wonderful shop.
 
Aug 26, 2016 21:51:13   #
sbeth53 (a regular here)
 
Awesome generosity! Love this
Aug 26, 2016 22:49:55   #
mmccamant
 
Can you give us the name of the shop? I live in Chicago and would be happy to patronize a shop like that. On the 2015 Chicago yarn crawl I met a group of women from the western suburbs who were making a day of visiting LYS's in the city. They were having a great time, asking for restaurant recommendations for lunch, etc. Their "home" LYS might have been in LaGrange.
Aug 26, 2016 22:51:45   #
Knitcrazydeborah
 
Just when the world seems to be turning into a kill or be killed tournament.....someone proves that LOVE WINS!!!
Bravo LaGrange yarn shop!
Aug 27, 2016 00:25:05   #
scottybearNSW
 
I wish we had a LYS like that here.
Aug 27, 2016 01:03:40   #
m_azingrace
 
In the past couple years several yarn stores in my area have closed. One I don't miss since I decided to boycott her 2012, but the other came as a sadness for me. We have one store left, and I try to support them as much as possible. They are very accommodating. Today while I was there, I was allowed to "test drive" the yarn butler they had in stock. That's not like likely to happen in a mega store.
 
Aug 27, 2016 01:56:26   #
Maggieber
 
The Shop is called: The Idea Studio
515 S La Grange Rd, La Grange Il
They have wonderful yarn, beads, and buttons. Large work area as well. Very nice shop. I understand 7 less yarn shops on Chicago area yarn crawl this year. Very sad.
Aug 27, 2016 04:47:33   #
RosD (a regular here)
 
Very generous, thanks for sharing. 💞
Aug 27, 2016 04:53:10   #
klrober (a regular here)
 
So nice to hear about your LYS & your support of it. I also support my LYS 100% as they are top notch on customer service, I can go there anytime for help, classes galore & oh, the lovely yarn I can see & touch bf I buy. Doing a Kal now, a shawl I probably would not have ever picked out myself but it's turning out to be fun & different & you meet the nicest knitters.
Aug 27, 2016 05:29:02   #
KitKat789
 
scottybearNSW wrote:
I wish we had a LYS like that here.


Me too.
Aug 27, 2016 07:02:00   #
eilenablue
 
Maggieber wrote:
Today I went to a yarn shop located in LaGrange Il to purchase a set of needles. I was looking at yarn to use for preemie hats for a NICU. After a conversation with the women who was helping me, they brought out 4 beautiful blankets to add to my donations. I could not believe the generosity of this shop owner. I can't let this go unnoticed in the too often callous world. If you are ever in LaGrange Il, visit this wonderful shop.

So nice to hear a good news story. :-)
 
Aug 27, 2016 07:31:15   #
Veggiequeen
 
Impatiently waiting for a new LYS to open in our town. Expected to open in September. I'm truly hoping that it will be a friendly shop. I am lucky enough to have 4 close by, 2 to a town about 15 mins west of here, 2 about 25mins to the east. Except in the summer when that shirt commute can easily turn into an hour or more due to traffic. So I haven't visited either in a while.
Aug 27, 2016 07:40:09   #
immunurse
 
I got VERY excited for just a second there.......then I got to the IL..........my favorite LYS is in La Grange, KY and we're going to that area today for DGS's wedding. Then I also remembered that the shop is closed on Mondays, anyway.

Oh, well!
Aug 27, 2016 08:01:12   #
farrieremily
 
I dicovered a yarn shop purely by accident (car broke down) and I have been dying to get back to it. Seemed like a very friendly group who invited me just to come sit and work in their knitting area. I just wanted to hug all the beautiful yarns!
Maybe I'll make it my goal to go when the kids start school again. I can take the wool I'm knitting up to felt as a needle felting base.
Aug 27, 2016 08:22:15   #
phunny bunny
 
Maggieber wrote:
The Shop is called: The Idea Studio
515 S La Grange Rd, La Grange Il
They have wonderful yarn, beads, and buttons. Large work area as well. Very nice shop. I understand 7 less yarn shops on Chicago area yarn crawl this year. Very sad.


Maggieber:

I am from the south suburbs myself, and would like to visit this shop.

LaGrange does not follow the "Gold Standard" of Chicago's street numbering...would you be so kind as to provide a cross street that would help me find it?

Thanks, enjoy your day.
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