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Old 03-04-2006, 01:12 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Maybe I should adopt a sensible mom. :thinking:
There is no such thing! I went yarn shopping with my mother, and she was a 100% enabler! I thought she would get upset for me with buying yarn when I still have debts to pay (student loan, orthodontics... etc) but NO... she just encouraged me to buy more!

I'm glad you had fun Jenelle! I hope you get to go again really soon.

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Old 03-04-2006, 02:38 PM   #12
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AAAAHHHhhhh the first YS. Mine was a little shop in Havard square in 1990 (that doesn't exist anymore). I bought TONS of Lambs Pride bulky and I still have some in my stash. Welcome to the club Jenelle (what's yer Blog address?)
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Old 03-04-2006, 03:27 PM   #13
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Had my 1st YS experience today. Fell in love with Brown Sheep Company and Lamb's Pride yarns. Somehow I resisted making a purchase. Guess 'cause I wasn't sure how much I may want of one dye lot. Will be checking my pattern books for the next project and will definitely return. Fortunately, the YS is close by and just opened it should be there when I return. Actually I was looking for a Berroco pattern booklet which they did not have...didn't have many patterns at all...mostly yarn, but as I said the shop is new.

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Old 03-04-2006, 05:31 PM   #14
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I stopped by a new YS that I hadn't visited before this afternoon, and it was great! There's a modest little LYS about 3 minutes from my house (thank god I don't drive by it on my way home from work, my paychecks would never make it home!), but I made the longer trek to check this other one out and was very happy I did. TONS of sock yarns, Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride and Prairie Silk, and buckets of Manos del Uruguay!

I picked up some Raspberry Lamb's Pride for the hoodie I'm fixin' to start as soon as I finish DH's socks.
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Old 03-04-2006, 06:15 PM   #15
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So glad you guys had a great first time trip.. its very addicting.. I ran into mine today to just grab my mom's pattern and yarn nothing else.. I was good but I did touch some new items LOL I couldn't belive I was so good...

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Old 03-04-2006, 07:03 PM   #16
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I want at least $40 to spend
Oh my child you are so modest! :D

I did not go to a realy ys until I was in my 20s either. I had to move to "the big town" first. But I remember walking in and being so overwhelmed by everything I saw. And I imagined every woman in there was an acomplished fiber artist. I was so tongue tied and humbled (because I was a beginner with no dexterity) that it took me until just this year to go back. (thats more years than I want to admit to)

I am obviously more confident now than I was then. Now I walk in and am so amazed by how friendly everyone is. No question is stupid, no one has made me feel as though I were wasting their time. I even got a lesson on how to spin with a drop spindle. Lovely ladies all!
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:07 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by feministmama
Welcome to the club Jenelle (what's yer Blog address?)
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Jenelle has one advantage over us in the spending-too-much-on-yarn department. She's got about 5 years before she can get a credit card of her own. She also has her mom to keep her in check.
Not only my mom, but my dad, sister, and my grandma :rofling:

Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Encore is GREAT yarn!
I agree!! I just got done with my FIRST hat ever made on circulars!! I used a lime green color, and put a black star on it too. It's so cool!!!

Originally Posted by FiberGirl
Yay Janelle!! Try not to blow your college money on yarn, ok?
I'll try not to... :rofling:
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