I am working on making my posts better, so I have made some helpful changes to the last 2 posts. I am going to start this post with the sad passing of another LYS in Rochester. I know that most knitters think it would be fun to have a shop, but it sounds like they are a lot of work and need a real saleswoman at the lead. Having said this I would like to run a yarn shop, but it would be vastly different than any shop that we have had here in Rochester. As I am a online shopper, that would be the first feature I would add for sure. Also I would like to get more local dyers and popular yarn bases with exclusive colors that would be a one-time must-have ;)
All of this sounds like grand fun, but would I have this shop open to the public? Not very often and it would be more like a private shopping experience. I would hold many "gatherings" that would have the option to shop too! I would find classes hard to charge for, so I would have KALs that would have a fun and fancy yarn that you would have to buy at the shop. Maybe get some famous knitters in the area to hold court at the start of each KAL.
Okay this was fun brain storming. Anyone want to open a yarn shop with me?
Above is my citron, a free pattern from knitty.com
I will admit that this shawl was a chore at the end. I was not enjoying it, but it was dead simple and looks awesome, so I still recommend it!