Scarf #1 down...

Hey everyone, I am thrilled to announce that I just finished my very first sacrf!  ...I think it turned out pretty well for having basically taught myself. 

Needles to say, I have begun yet another scarf (I'll do one more before branching out into something more complicated, any suggestions?).  I found that I didn't know what to do with my hands for the three days between projects.  I am truly obssesed! 

A word of thanks to everyone for thier kind advice, I am finding this site to be a priceless resource!  

...Which brings me to my next question....

 My LYS (is that the acronym?  Local Yarn Shop?)  is always really low on needles and such...and I find the yarn just a bit pricy.  Not to mention the closest one is not at all convenient for me to get to.   I was wondering if there were any good online stores or resources?  Any good online LYS's?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!! 

 Thanks again for everything and I look forward to getting to know this site better!



MMario's picture

It would help to know where you ae in order to suggest a yarn souce. If you are in the US - take a look at

If you are now comfortable with scarves - why not hats next? Or socks?

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If you're in the US, try Michael's or Hobby Lobby for needles and accessories.  They also have large yarn selections, but it's heavily weighted towards acrylic worsteds and fancy specialty yarns.  They don't have much in the way of natural fibers or finer yarns (except "baby" yarn in horrible pastel colors).

Monoped's picture

I'm a noob too & have saved lotsa money getting needles from thrift/opportunity shops.  

hey ohio!  i don't know much about the toledo area shops but hobby/craft stores will usually have what you need for needles.  the evil wal mart has even bailed me out once or twice.  I am pretty lucky, My lys in columbus has everything from top of the line to bottom of the barrel for quality/price and she is even cheaper than most online rescources for yarn.  I'm sure there's more than one shop in your area, (i have 3) check, they have a yarn shop review section by state that has been really helpful to me.  good luck!

skogknits's picture

hi there!! congrats on having your first scarf done!!! a good resource i have found for knitting needles and notions is JoAnn's. they have an online store and if you sign up for their e-mail newsletters, they periodically send coupons for 40% off or free shipping, various promotions. BUT...if you have a local joann's store in your area, if you get on their mailing list they will send you a coupon for 40% off 1 regular priced item every couple of weeks. but beware, not a good resource for yarn selection unless you are looking for acrylics or novelty yarn.