I totally agree with you!!! I have a 2 year old nephew and I couldn't believe what I didn't find when I went searching for patterns for him. I have had some luck, however, with Ottobre Design. They are a Finnish company that prints English versions of their magazines. Check out thier website (ottobredesign.com), it is pretty good. I ordered directly from them but I think I saw a copy at JoAnn's recently. Good luck!
Thanks for the great feedback! While both my mother and I prefer knitting to crocheting, we certainly don't want to exclude anybody. There's a great shop in Portland called lint. I like it because it's unique and all-inclusive. So, on that same note, maybe "fiber" would be good?? We've also considered something completely non-knitting/crocheting/rug hooking related...like Oval, Violet, or Harry's. This of course would necessitate a by-line that describes exactly what kind of store it is which of course has its drawbacks. At any rate, she assumes ownership in three weeks so it may come down to pulling a name out of a hat!
Thanks for the link. My mother is opeining a shop as well and we're finding it difficult to come up with a name. The leading contender at the momenit is: knit. Short and sweet. But is it too short...or boring?
What would you name a knitting store? So many shops have what I call cute and fluffy names like "Wonderful Woolies" or "Knitting Haven." Any suggestions for something more contemporary...and not necessarily knitting related?