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This was such a great discussion. As a knitting designer and teacher who writes for a website and has written a book on knitting, I completely agree that all the parts of the knitting industry can and must work together with the aim of helping and educating current knitters as well as reaching out to new people who might like to become knitters.
Local yarn shops are wonderful, but being able to get help on the Internet is great when the shops are closed and you want an answer right away. And local shops aren't able to stock every yarn, every color or every book, so sometimes it is easier to shop online.
There's nothing right or wrong about choosing one over the other, but it's great to go local when you can. For people who live in small towns without independent yarn stores, the Internet shops are a salvation, so I hate to knock them as much as I love visiting local shops on my travels.
But I think any shop or website that truly has the education and pleasure of its customers at heart is a winner, and we do all work together to make up the big, nurturing knitting organism (with so many appendages we'd all be knitting socks forever to keep it warm and cozy!)
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