We all know LYSs as a source of yarny inspiration and help for troubled instructions, but somethings they offer even more. One of my excellent LYS, Knit 1 Chicago, has this year created a Knit 1 Club. 4 local designers have each created a pattern that is packaged with a project bag, yarn, and special tool. Participants get to meet with the designer at a kick off party and then attend a special skill class. So far we have done color work with a hat and now a beaded shawl. I am loving this and it has lead me to participate in other programs at the store. What a great idea!