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Old 11-03-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
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First Visit to a LYS
Last night, I made my first visit to a LYS (not including JoAnn, Michael's, etc...A REAL yarn store). Oh my god! They had so much amazing stuff, it was a little overwhelming, but the ladies were super helpful and friendly. I bought 3 gorgeous yarns:

A Malabrigo merino you can see here in a color called Purple Mystery. The photo does not do it justice. It is varigated and ranges from a dark purpley-indigoish color to a light almost-lilac. I think I will use this one to try my hand at felting. Maybe a bag?

I also bought a Crystal Palace yarn called Poof in Scuba Dive, which is a nylon eyelash yarn but so soft that I took it home and rubbed it on my cheek for a while. Weird, I know. This one will probably turn into a scarf. I mean to give it to my mom, but don't know if I'll be able to part with it.

Lastly, some Baby Alpaca Grande in 1310, which is a nice springy green. This one will also turn into a scarf, I think.

Wish me luck, because my only FO's have been facecloths thus far! The beautiful yarns have inspired me to move on to bigger and better things.
I just wanted to share - my boyfriend doesn't quite understand why I'm so excited, but I knew you all would!
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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you will know you are truly addicted to the LYS when you go there just to touch stuff!
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:25 AM   #3
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We don't have a LYS :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: Beautiful finds!!! You'll have to share what you end up using them for.
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Nice score @ your LYS! It's really quite hard to choose with such a selection, isn't it?!
LaceDolphin...go to www.kpixie.com and www.knitpicks.com and you will fine WONDERFUL & COOL yarns there!! I both of these online shops! I buy all of my yarn online, I no longer buy it @ LYS unless it's an emergency (of course, I do go there & buy accessories & other goodies ). You will find a wealth of yarn online, I just gave you my 2 faves...the 2 best...JMHO
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Old 11-03-2005, 01:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dana_renay
Last which is a nylon eyelash yarn but so soft that I took it home and rubbed it on my cheek for a while. Weird, I know.
Not weird.......IMPERATIVE!


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you will know you are truly addicted to the LYS when you go there just to touch stuff!
I once hugged the wall of alpaca at the LYS.

(but then the staff-person told me she does that when there is no one else in the store. I think I freed her in some way..... )
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Old 11-03-2005, 01:38 PM   #6
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Malabrigo on your first visit to an LYS???

I'm GREEN with envy!! :D
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she has good taste, huh!
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Well, she's had some good influence!!
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:28 PM   #9
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Yeah, I have *expensive* taste and I don't know where I picked that up - my momma didn't raise me that way. Lucky for me :rollseyes: I'm single with no kids and therefore have some disposable income.

Even as I was buying the yarn I was thinking about my tendency to "hobby-hop" and how I'd not even knitted anything major and maybe I really shouldn't, but...it was just so SOFT and PRETTY!
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I was a little bit of a habby hopper until I found knitting!
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