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Old 06-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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First visit to LYS!!!!
Today I went to my LYS, called "Knit One, Stitch Too", and drooled all over the fancy yarns (there was this one particular yarn, a lovely silk with some sort of metallic thread in it to make it sparkle and shimmer), however, I forced myself not to buy them, as I am not experienced enough to work with them yet. I was sweating, literally, as the air conditioner wasn't working, or on (I didn't want to seem rude so I didn't ask) and it was about 80 degrees or so in there.

I did, however, buy a couple of pairs of Clover Bamboo Needles (straights), and while I was checking out, the store clerk there, a really nice guy, started talking to me about things happening in the store. He handed me some literature (three full printed pages) about the store and events taking place there over the next few weeks. I noticed that there was a class/event taking place on the 28th from 6-11 PM, called Moonlight Madness, with refreshments being served and sale items being put out, all while a class is to be taught.

The best part is that the doors to the store will be closed to the general public at around the time the class begins, and only those who sign up, which is a first come, first serve basis with limited space etc., can attend and partake in the sales.

However, there is a small teensy tiny catch to it all. The project you are going to be working on, or have been working on, must contain, and be worked on with, materials bought only from the store. However, since I have purchased those bamboo needles, I already have some sort of start on "materials" already.

I guess I am going to have to either work really hard on my current scarf project and finish it by Friday night, or put it on the back burner and leave it for another time while I go and work on something else at the class/event. Yes, I am going to call and hopefully secure a spot for this event/class. Just need to get a few things in order and I'll be set.

Hopefully my notoriously short attention span won't interfere with the 5 hours of constant knitting. That and the lateness of the night won't be so easy for me. Some say I have the attention span of a gnat and tend to wander off, my mind on something else completely unrelated. I guess I am just your average sufferer of ADHD!! Ah well, I'll just make sure to pace myself and take a break when I feel I need to, so I can refresh myself and refocus on the task at hand.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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That sounds like it could be fun. I'm sure you're not required to spend all 5 hours if you've had enough!

I don't think having needles alone will allow you to attend, though. Maybe you can pick up some of their sale yarn and start a new project that night.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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Glad you had fun!

Having to use yarn purchased at the store is very common. Even if its a little pricier than you might ordinarily spend I think it's a good idea. It helps keep the store in business. I've always bought yarn at my LYS for classes.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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I don't think having needles alone will allow you to attend, though. Maybe you can pick up some of their sale yarn and start a new project that night.
Yes, that is my intention. I plan on bringing the needles and buying whatever yarn is on sale and strikes my fancy.
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I hope you enjoy your Clover bamboo needles. I have some, and they are some of my favorites. Of course, I have discovered that there are a lot of different opinions when it comes to knitting needles! My LYS has the same rule about purchasing materials at the store in order to participate in some of the classes/activities. Anyway, glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Artchic, do you live in Charlotte? If so, we are almost neighbors. A friend of mine lives in Gastonia and frequently invites me to the goings on down there, knitting related of course
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Artchic, do you live in Charlotte? If so, we are almost neighbors. A friend of mine lives in Gastonia and frequently invites me to the goings on down there, knitting related of course
Haha just read Charlotte, NC under your name.
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Yes, I sure do live in Charlotte!! ^_^

Are you going to be at the event?
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Originally Posted by Artchic528 View Post
Yes, I sure do live in Charlotte!! ^_^

Are you going to be at the event?
I wish, sigh.....we are in the process of painting, repairing, decluttering our home in preparation for putting it on the market. I think the only way I could take the time out right now would be if we were to have a spectacularly successful week of progress on this project.

Although I do have a huge amount of yarn, (ahem, a five foot wide closet is packed close to six feet high with bins full) I could always add more. My mother-in-law volunteers at a thrift store and all the yarn that comes in goes to her to sort, some very nice and she in turn has donated a lot to my cause

I would love to come down and attend an event with you. Once the house is finished my time will free up.

How is your scarf coming along?
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Originally Posted by claireweber
I would love to come down and attend an event with you. Once the house is finished my time will free up.
I'll hold you to that, and hopefully someday, we will!!

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How is your scarf coming along?
The scarf is going great! I have knitted a total of 6 inches on it so far. Seeing that I want it to be 60 inches long, I am about 10% done with it. Nothing to it but to keep knitting!!
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