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Aug 27, 2016 08:26:43   #
ynotknit
 
There are still some good ones out there. A great one just opened in Boynton Beach Florida.
 
Aug 27, 2016 08:32:31   #
jstb802
 
I'm from a west suburb and looking at Google maps, 515 La Grange Rd is just south of 47th St.

phunny bunny wrote:
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.


Aug 27, 2016 08:36:16   #
cafeknitter
 
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.


Speaks volume!!! What is the name of the shop, please?
Aug 27, 2016 09:17:06   #
Ladyj960 (a regular here)
 
Aug 27, 2016 09:48:14   #
gigi 722 (a regular here)
 
Nice to hear of their generosity. Too far for me, glad others are patronizing.
Aug 27, 2016 10:15:15   #
babyjax
 
So happy to see this good report on my favorite yarn store. The folks there are friendly and encouraging, and they have a lovely yarn selection. Right in my neighborhood, too!
 
Aug 27, 2016 10:20:04   #
albie
 
i just cut out of our local paper an advertisement that i haven't seen before...'Knitting Criations,60 Springfield Rd.,Somers,CT...860-749-4005.....www.KnittingCriations.com....i live in Chicopee,Ma. it should be approx 1--1 1/2 hrs to get there with all the road constructions going on and how the traffic really is....i have WEBS in Northampton BUT right there, there is construction going on...a round- about is being put in...and altho there are alternatives...ALL traffic converges right there....OH!! hours are:Tues/Wed/Thurs 10-6---Fri/Sat 10-5---Sun 12-4...looked at map and it is where 83 and 190 meet...east of Enfield & Hazardville,CT...S/SE of LOngmeadow,Ma. must go for a Sunday drive...hope this helps anyone looking for a new place to spend money....
Aug 27, 2016 10:29:30   #
Bod
 
I also like to patronize LYS. The one In Piyalup is closing, I heard. That is so sad.
Aug 27, 2016 10:34:35   #
PauletteB (a regular here)
 
Most people are truly good at heart. the funny part is most of them don't know it.
Aug 27, 2016 10:38:56   #
Rescue Mom (a regular here)
 
That lys has got it goin' on! Kudos to them!
Aug 27, 2016 10:58:08   #
martyr
 
I too like to patronize my LYS. Spinnin'Yarns in Griffith Indiana. The owner is so helpful and there are knitting groups all the time! She also has classes and does spinning and weaving. the yarns are great, and she can order anything that you want if it's not already in stock. 😍
 
Aug 27, 2016 11:07:28   #
PRIN4
 
Our LYS in Lafayette, LA also generously supports local causes. In a recent initiative our local food bank executive director (Food Net of Acadiana) challenged organizations/groups to donate 100 cans of protein rich food and our LYS participated. LYS owners announced that for a can of food donated at their shop there would be a 5% shopping discount. As knitters came but forgot their cans the shop owners allowed the shoppers to purchase a can from a case they (LYS owners) had bought and donate it back to them to give to Food Net's challenge and thus be able to get their 5% discount. I thought this to be very clever and generous solution thus making it a win-win situation.
Aug 27, 2016 11:50:16   #
Fiona3 (a regular here)
 
The name of the yarn shop is "Idea Studio Yarn".

Fiona. 👍😉👍
Aug 27, 2016 13:05:31   #
5th Angel
 
Whenever I go on vacation, one of the first things I do is get the LYS locator hopping. I'm a true believer in supporting this industry. Can't always make a purchase in every shop, but stop at as many as I can to see the knitted items displayed, yarn lines featured, and small talk with owners about their towns. So glad my husband puts up with me and my hobby.
Aug 27, 2016 14:06:09   #
Maggieber
 
The Idea Studio is located north of Route 34 (Ogden AV) and south of 31st st. Their phone # is 708 352 1789. I'm sure they can direct you. Great shop. Enjoy.
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