My dear friend from Sequim, WA sent me a link to a lovely blog....and this particular post as all about her trip to the LYS in Sitka, AK for a few hours of fun and relaxation. It is similar, yet different, from my own shop in Payette, ID but I can tell has the same feel. This is what I hope my shop will grow into some day...where locals come to sit, knit, crochet and enjoy each other's company.
My husband had a pharmacy in Sitka for 20 years or so. He and his wife raised their children there. My step-kids, although I prefer to think of them as MY children! ;o)
I did not see this shop when I visited there the last two times, but I will certainly find it the next time I get up there....hopefully with the kids and granddaughters for a mini-vacation.
Have you visited your LYS lately? Even to sit and crochet or knit, or visit a bit? Sometimes that is all that is needed to make an owner feel that all the time and trouble to keep the shop open, makes it worthwhile!