I've been reading around the web about folks who are going ahead with the Knit from Your Stash yarn diet. I just don't get it. Some people are commenting that LYSs will go out of business or the industry will be hurt?
I don't think so.
I personally have only ever bought yarn from a LYS (Michael's, JoAnn's, Beverly's and WalMart don't count as LYSs) twice in my entire knitting life. That's TWICE in 36 YEARS people. Yet somehow in all the places that I've lived, I've never caused a LYS to go out of business.
For every one knitter who knits from stash for the first 9 months of 2007, there are probably so many more who aren't. And if you've read any of the 'personal' rules on any of the blogs of the folks who are going ahead with it, there will still be plenty of yarn purchased. We've put in lots of loop holes for ourselves.
What's a diet without any cheating?