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I have been trying to get some for weeks now and the shelves are always really bare. I'm hoping to finish a pink and red project but so far haven't been able to. No one at the store know what is going on. Is anyone else having problems?

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I noticed on the HL web site that they are out of stock on many colors.  I thought it was just the web site.

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I think I read somewhere on Ravelry that Hobby Lobby is changing manufacturers for the I Love This Yarn (and Cotton and Wool) brand. My Hobby Lobby shelves are pretty bare of the ILTY, but the other yarns are fully stocked.

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the shelves at the one I was at a week or so ago was bare, but they had just had a sale on it as well.  I had also heard they were switching manufacturers.

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Oh my....wonder if it will change the yarn?

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and not sure it if was manufacturer or distributor?  It is an imported product so it could be changing from whom it is being brought into the US by?

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they told me when I called HL that they were changing manufacturer and they were hoping that it would be available in the spring.  Well spring is here and nothing has changed.  I am very upset with HL right now.

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exactly which ones do you need, kind (I love this yarn?), how much? I am going to ours next week and maybe they have it.  The last time I was there our shelves had plenty of yarn but I don't know if it is what you need.

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I was at hobby lobby today. Their shelves wasn't bare they had red and pink but don't know if it is what you want.

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For the past maybe two months the closest HL has had very bare shelves on the ww side.  The baby yarn, specialty, and cottons are all pretty nicely stocked.  Unfortunately for me, it's the ww yarn that I've needed and have had a hard time finding.

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Ours isn't completely bare. I just found the variegated yarn segi1974 needed. If you will tell me which ones you need I will look for you. they had several pinks.

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I have been trying to get some for weeks now and the shelves are always really bare. I'm hoping to finish a pink and red project but so far haven't been able to. No one at the store know what is going on. Is anyone else having problems?

having the same problem in my area. finally spoke to an employee that knew what was going on. HL is switching the manufacturer of the *label* for the 'I Love This Yarn' so that the new labels are all "pre-priced" instead of each store having to put price stickers on each skein. The new company is giving them a little trouble, and they should have this issue resolved as soon as possible.

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I went back to HL for more of the color I started an afghan with, and could get only two of the three skeins of ILTY worsted in Dark Denim that I think I'll need. They told me they were changing labels and didn't know when there would be more. I'll have to change the whole design of the afghan if I run out of this color -- grrrrr.

 

If only there were some warning system for this kind of issue -- also when manufacturers decide to discontinue colors. Of course, that's impossible . . . .

 

However, after a visit -- very brief indeed --  to a fancy" yarn shop the other day, I was reminiscing to myself about the good old days when yarn shops carried "workhorse" worsted weight yarns in lots of color ranges at reasonable prices, not just extravagant wool yarns. And -- gasp -- personalized service. Also, I don't think I would have gotten this kind of comment when I mentioned that I crochet: "Well, that's all right, too."  More silly knitting snobbery.

Edited by Afghaniac

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I'm pretty sure that every manufacturer has heard of the ville.  Would it be so hard to shoot Amy an email and let us know?

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Unfortunately, there are no Hobby Lobby stores at all in my area and I used to order ILTY when CraftsEtc carried it and at great sale prices. After reading these posts, I had to be nosy and check out the website. Wow, kind of sad that the marjority of yarn is out of stock.

 

Hopefully, it is just a minor shortage and that the shelves will be stocked very soon, both online and in the stores. It makes me wonder why things are always being changed when they seemed to work well before.

 

Am glad I ordered when I did. Good luck to those waiting for the yarn.

 

LI Roe

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They are building a new HL close to me so I sure hope the yarn is in stock when they have their grand opening on 6/28!

Edited by imanurse55

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They are building a new HL in Portage,MI, not sure of the opening date though. Hopefully they will have everything solved by then.

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I am sooooo upset started this beautiful aphgan in light peach and now am stuck with it half made. I found some in one store but it was the wrong shade. I hope they do get it back.

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unfortunately that happens when there isn't enough dye lot at home to finish a project.  The dye lot at the store may not match..not even close sometimes

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I am sooooo upset started this beautiful aphgan in light peach and now am stuck with it half made. I found some in one store but it was the wrong shade. I hope they do get it back.

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I feel your pain! I was designing an afghan with hl dark denim as the main color, but now having to alternate with gray squares. Won't be at all what I planned.

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Does ANYBODY happen to have one skein of #102 Soft Pink?  Dye lot #0243-021 would be wonderful! I might can get by with a partial skein, not sure.

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