The other day I was asked what I collect. That is a really hard question for me to answer! So I started thinking about my hobbies and at this point, knitting is really my only hobby. So, to answer her question, I said "yarn".
Before A was born, I was usually at a hobby store or my LYS looking at and sometimes purchasing yarn. Now a trip to these places is only 45 minutes away, however, since having a baby, these trips have gone down greatly (I must add I am totally okay with that b\c I love my baby!). And thus I have been looking for online stores that have good quality yarns, decent prices and are easy to work with. It's just more convenient to place an order online if I know what I am looking for than it is to plan an entire trip with A!
One site I have been looking at ordering from is www.Sandra Singh.com. I found her site through Ravelry and bookmarked it to check into at a later date. As Christmas is approaching, I need to start purchasing yarn for the gifts I am aiming to make. Her site is easy to navigate through, which is a huge plus to me. She features a good variety of yarn, both familiar and unfamiliar to me. I like seeing brands that my LYS does not carry! She also offers many patterns, knitting books\magazines AND she has a promotional offer called Customer Creations. If you knit with the items you purchased from her site, she will add a $5 coupon to your next purchase! And if you know me at all, you KNOW I love COUPONS!
I have an order placed for some Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Indigo for my mom's commuter mitts. If you check out her site now, all Malabrigo is on SALE! And you KNOW how much I love SALES!
If you are like me and need to shop more online for your hobby of yarn, I VERY MUCH suggest checking out her site.