Michael’s has a “new” yarn department. After having run to two, yes two, Michael’s locations, I have to wonder if they thought decreasing choice, stock and options was good for business?
I have a million and one scarfs and afghans to make between now and next spring. Comfortghans, scarf/hat sets, and arm warmers for Christmas, and birthdays, and mementos for family. I am not going to buy the nicest yarn on the planet for most of these items. I am going to buy, good quality acrylic yarns that can be washed in a machine. There are a few people I will use nicer fibers/yarns and my handspun on, but not most people. Why? Because mohair and washing machine’s don’t get a long real well, because silk just doesn’t need bleach, because, because, because, well because dang it, I have 35 people to crochet for!!!!!!!!!
So, Michael’s for my acrylic needs for enmasse purchasing, you WERE my go to guy. Now? Empty shelves, none of the yarn I was hoping to see, only a few colors available in anything that isn’t super saver. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
Of course people aren’t going to buy your yarn if all you have left is crap or ugly colors. (And yes, there are some vile colorways on the shelves in Mt. Vernon, WA.)
As the holidays approach, we are not done crocheting. Sure many crafters work ahead and start Christmas in July, but most folks realize by Thanksgiving that, “OH snap! I forgot Uncle Jimmy. AND little Timothy! AND Gwen!” Then off to some store they will run.
Do you really want to disappoint Uncle Jimmy? Do you want to make poor little Timmy and Gwen cry? Because when someone can’t find the right yarn, because of empty shelves…that’s exactly what you have done.
Shame on you Michael’s, poor little Timmy…and little Gwen…they weep because of a crap all yarn section in your stores.