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Old 02-18-2008, 03:38 PM   #11
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IMHO if they have chairs in the LYS, they won't care if you sit and knit a bit! But, why not ask them if they mind? They should welcome your presence, and they would then look forward to your business in the future!

One thing I try NOT to do while sitting in my LYS: I don't discuss with other knitters about places to get yarn cheaper than the shop!
The shop clerks can hear everything...and I'm sure they would cringe if they heard me telling their customers about other places to buy yarn! THAT would be poor etiquette!
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:31 PM   #12
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i would ask , my LYS is on an alpaca farm, she raises them for fiber ,and sells it there, pluslots of other animal/ vegetable based yarns
she isnt a snob about the yarns, other than to say she sees a lot of poodles come in and they turn thier noses up at her prices ( which are pretty reasonable , imho) and she sends them off to the mart of wal for "cheap" she has a TINY store, with no room for SNB, so in her case you could come visit, but...... thats about all she has room for
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:36 AM   #13
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Most yarn shops are super-friendly and helpful, but not all. I agree with the suggestion to talk to the owner or manager of the shop. My LYS is awesome. It is not just a shop but a knitting community. I get so much encouragement and support from them!

If that shop is smart, they will want you to stay and knit - and be surrounded by the beautiful, tempting yarn. Because first you look at the yarn, then you touch the yarn, then you 'pet' the yarn, then you buy the yarn!
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:09 PM   #14
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McKnitty - You are so right about the look-touch-pet-buy cycle! Petting yarn gets me into trouble.
I will be going to the shop next week and I can't wait!
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:16 PM   #15
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:22 AM   #16
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At my LYS near me, they mention on their website that customers are welcome to sit and knit, but only if they purchase something or use a yarn purchased there before. There's only one couch, so they probably want to give the priority to customers, which is understandable. I think it's better to ask the owner!
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