Tuesday February 20th 2007, 7:56 pm
Filed under: Knit,LYS

This is Karen. She owns the Rug and Yarn Hut.

This is the friend who taught me how to spin and not to be afraid of dyeing my own yarns. It’s just playing with watercolors, have a good time!

This is the friend whom I called after my car accident in ’00, and told her my sister wanted a navy afghan for Christmas, I needed yarn, but the world was spinning around and I couldn’t drive.

This is the LYSO (local yarn store owner) whose response was to pack up her minivan, drive the 25 minutes each way to my house, present me with all the navy yarns she had for me to choose from, and who then GAVE ME A DISCOUNT at her great insistence, along with a hug, and told me to get better.

I’d tell you about her white and gray cat climbing into her dyepot and snuggling down into that nice warm wool and dyeing itself green semi-permanently, totally freaking out the neighbors, except that I’m saving that for the next book.

If you’ve got a good LYSO, give them your best. Because there just aren’t enough Karens in the world.

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Your Karen sounds like a winner! Whenever I can, I support my LYS. Without them we have very limited chances to touch, feel and well..inhale yarn.

She did a special thing by driving over to your house with the various selections.

And..oh her vest! What a treat!


Comment by Anonymous 02.21.07 @ 8:46 am

She sounds wonderful. And you totally deserve the pampering. 🙂

Comment by Romi 02.21.07 @ 10:28 pm

Her first shop was in downtown Los Gatos and got destroyed in the Loma Prieta quake. She went to downtown Campbell, and the city smacked an earthquake warning on the building not long ago–and a new landlord, looking at the retrofit costs, doubled the rent. The end result after months of agonizing is that she just moved to what is a much better spot and a much nicer building. It was so good to go in there and see her really enjoying the new place.

And for once I remembered my camera.

Comment by AlisonH 02.22.07 @ 12:41 am

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