Today I stopped, for the first time, into a LYS near my work. I was a bit afraid walking in - but found it to be a very pleasant experience. First off it was GORGEOUS inside, all the beautiful yarns. I was greeted by a friendly lady and there were 2 ladies knitting and chatting. There was another employee lingering about and one other customer looking at pattern books. I began to browse.
I didn't see a ton of crochet things, but they did have some hooks and books. I picked up a book (the crocheters companion) that i'd been wanting and a cool bag/case to keep my hooks in. They had a lot of beautiful things already made up and laying around as examples.
As I checked out I told them I was a crocheter and that I "hoped that was alright" They all (including the ladies who were sitting and knitting) said "OF COURSE!!!!" The one lady told me that they have a teacher who is there from 10-Noon every Tuesday to teach knitting, but that she can also help with crochet patterns or stitches if you are having problems. They invited me to come to their "Sit & Knit" every Thursday from 5-8pm and said I was welcome to come and 'Sit & Crochet'. They also told me that they have one very loyal customer who is a long time crocheter and so they make every effort to have things in stock for their crochet customers.
I am really thinking about going on Thursday to crochet ... will be fun to meet new people who like to do things with yarn as a hobby. And if there are any Fort Worth people here that want to join me, I say lets go for it!!! We should take over and show them how fabulous us crocheters are!!!
The store is:
4111 Camp Bowie Blvd. (on the bricks)
Fort Worth 76107