I have told all of you that I work at my LYS called Knit Knack in Olde Town Arvada. I love working there, no joke. Teaching there is the highlight of my week. So, imagine my excitement when I begin to notice how well the shop is doing. Seriously, every time I am there it is packed full of yarn enthusiast.
Why is that? Isn't this nation in a huge recession or even an almost depression? Should a business that sells hair from a sheep for top dollar be doing well? OF COURSE! I think this yarn shop thing is not only a niche craft but seems to be some what recession proof.
And it looks like I am not the only one to have noticed this. Tonight, I watched Nightline and they did a special on a knitting club in England. But I couldn't find that link. However, I found a link for another story. A story that lets me know that my LYS is not the only one doing well. Even a shop in Albuquerque New Mexico!
The funny thing to me is that the reporter says that this craft is booming because it is a craft that doesn't cost a lot of dough. HA! She must not have looked at the prices of the yarn at that shop. Am I right?