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Old 03-01-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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I took a cab to the closest LYS today. I have to say I was disappointed when I got there. A $25 cab ride took me to a place that was very disorganized and mostly had the same acrylic yarns you could find at any Hobby Lobby.

I did spend some time looking around and talking to the ladies who were hanging out there knitting socks (they were ALL knitting socks) and did have a pretty good time there.

I found a large ball of sport weight Alpaca yarn (1 lb) in a dark charcoal gray color and bought it. At $42 + tax it seemed a bit high to me but I liked it so I got it anyway.

It took me over an hour to get out of the place once I had made my purchase. The ladies seemed to want to talk and talk and talk... I showed them the projects I had in my backpack, the cabled tie and a hat I really need to finish. They seemed truly excited that this big bearded guy in a cowboy hat was knitting stuff LOL.

I didn't want to be rude so I chatted with them for a good while, all the time expressing the fact that I hadn't yet eaten and really wanted to go find something for lunch. I didn't think I'd ever get out of there. LOL

While I had a good time there I was disappointed that they didn't have any better yarns there. The lady who runs the place told me they special order the better yarns because they just don't have a lot of demand for them.

They also didn't have much in the way of a book selection. I didn't see any books there that I wanted.

Oh well, it was fun anyway and now I have a whole pound of alpaca yarn to play with. I have no idea what I'll do with it, but I have it
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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A $25 cab ride took me to a place that was very disorganized and mostly had the same acrylic yarns you could find at any Hobby Lobby.

I found a large ball of sport weight Alpaca yarn (1 lb) in a dark charcoal gray color and bought it. At $42 + tax it seemed a bit high to me but I liked it so I got it anyway.

They seemed truly excited that this big bearded guy in a cowboy hat was knitting stuff LOL.

I didn't want to be rude so I chatted with them for a good while. I didn't think I'd ever get out of there. LOL

The lady who runs the place told me they special order the better yarns.

Oh well, it was fun anyway and now I have a whole pound of alpaca yarn to play with. I have no idea what I'll do with it, but I have it
at least you got some cool yarn, soft yarn, I hope YUMMY yarn.
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at least she is willing to order the good stuff

enjoy the Yarn, what you gonna make with it? a whole # can make Quite a Scarf, Hat combination

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That's enough for a nice shawl for someone. Alpaca, mmmmmm......
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:39 PM   #4
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When I went to my LYS recently, they treated me like I had 3 heads....no patience for noobs like me I guess.

All I wanted them to help me with was finding a specific yarn to make this scarf....not solve the theory of evolution!!

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When I went to my LYS recently, they treated me like I had 3 heads....no patience for noobs like me I guess.

All I wanted them to help me with was finding a specific yarn to make this scarf....not solve the theory of evolution!!

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Aw, I'm sorry you were treated badly. I like to go to my LYS, but I really can't afford to shop there. When I go, however, they always treat me nicely and offer to help find yarns or patterns or books. I just feel guilty because I can't afford $100 of yarn!
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They were just stuck up old ladies. I won't go there again.

I think I'm going to buy all my yarn online from now on....since that was my closest LYS within 40 miles!
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:27 PM   #7
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They were just stuck up old ladies. I won't go there again.

I think I'm going to buy all my yarn online from now on....since that was my closest LYS within 40 miles!
I M so sorry
I have a place like that, they even started a rumor that a different LYS is closing, this Rumor even made it to Rav. The owner of the one thats closing was laughing about it, but I find so much negative about the nasty store.
They even locked the door a few min before closingtime once when my BiL was trying to run in to get a gift certificate for his wife (my Sister)
I M much luckier than you, I have 3 to choose from, 2 I choose, one I dont
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:34 PM   #8
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Mason, I'm glad you were able to see something positive out of the situation. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I've tried several different lys, but I've finally found one I love. It's a bit further, but the owner goes out of her way to answer questions, and go the extra mile.

There are some wonderful lys, and some that aren't.

Mason.. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your truck will be fully functional by Monday at 9:00 am.

I'm sending good thoughts to your truck!
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Gosh, I have a great LYS with really nice people, a good selection of needles and helpful. I haven't priced their yarns b/c I'm afraid to look. BUT I never have a day to go. My mom's days out are filled with icky errands. ((sigh)) Now I feel REALLY bad that I can't get there.

Mason, I had a good laugh about your story! If you are ever in Savannah, I will direct you to our really great LYS (Wild Fibre).

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When I went to my LYS recently, they treated me like I had 3 heads....no patience for noobs like me I guess.

All I wanted them to help me with was finding a specific yarn to make this scarf....not solve the theory of evolution!!

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Wow, that's a bummer. To be honest I kind of expected to be treated that way when I went in this shop but they didn't bat an eye when I made it clear I was looking for yarn for myself.
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