|Knitting on a Budget
||[Nov. 15th, 2007|10:47 pm]
Southwestern PA Fiber Arts
Hi, I don't know how active this community is, but I'm hoping someone might have an answer! Or even several would be nice. :-)
I know about the new yarn store opening up in East Liberty, which is really quite exciting and I plan on going as soon as it does and checking it out.
BUT I'm actually curious about other knitting stores (that are NOT Knit One please and thanks) and especially personal reviews of said stores. I'm a student on a pretty tight budget and looking to start the rest of my holiday stuff. I also prefer to knit with real wool and cotton, hand spun, etc. which usually makes for a problem when you don't have a whole lot of money. I'm okay with knitting with the stuff you can find at Michael's when it's for myself or I'm practicing, but as these are gifts I'd really rather not
So I'm looking for somewhere with fair prices and good but not pushy service. The suburbs are fine if it's worth the ride. I have in the past bought yarn online because I can find good deals, but that also comes with a lot of problems if and/or when you run out or it's not quite what you thought it would be etc. I would really like to see/feel/look at the stuff in person, not to mention support local business. I know there is a shop downtown called Ewe Can Knit I think, but I haven't been there in about two years, so if anyone has personal experience with that it would be really helpful.
Thanks for any and all help!