I have volunteered to knit a lace scarf for the fundraising auction at my MIL's school (she's a librarian at a private school nearby), and I was out running other errands, so I went to WEBS to buy some yarn.
Can I say, that buying yarn at WEBS is like going to a dairy farm to buy milk. Absolutely overwhelming. However, a staff member noticed my deer-in-the-headlights look and helped me to find a yarn and pattern that I really liked and wasn't very expensive. I bought one skein of Misti Alpaca lace (my first alpaca, too!), which came with a nice scarf pattern, and then I bought size 3 addis to knit it with.
I peeked into the back to look at the Warehouse, but I couldn't make myself go in there. So.....much.....yarn......
At checkout, I had a nice gabfest with the WEBS girls. I told them about where I live, which is not very far from there but still in the middle of fuhreaking nowhere, and I think I sold them on a day trip out to my town. And they were so nice and helpful with all my gabbing, I even told them about Sockwars and encouraged them to join! (I scoped sock yarn for the war, as well, but didn't buy anything yet) Also, I totally plugged KH for its awesome forums.
Unfortunately, I am sorely dis
appointed at my addis. Maybe I'm too tight of a knitter, but the point on the 3s is so blunt that it continuously splits the yarn and causes me much frustration.
So I'll be taking them back.
Now I'm trying to decide if I want to re-try some addis in a larger size to see if I like them better, or if I want to just use the store credit from my return to buy some nice straight 3s with sharp points to use to make this scarf.
Anyways, if y'all ever come into this area you should definitely make a trip out to Mecca, I mean WEBS, because it's that cool.