I went to my LYS one time…and I felt a weird vibe…of course I was a fairly new knitter, and I had no intention of buying anything. There was a round table of old ladies knitting…And yarn from Russia and all over. So expensive tho! I looked through lots of pattern books, but now I’m scared to go back. I’m one of those Window shopper people, so if it’s a locally owned store I feel like I’m expected to buy something, unless the people are super friendly. These people didn’t come right out and say anything except “Do you knit or crochet?” and I found out that you use more yarn to crochet than to knit.
I just don’t know if and when I’m going back…I don’t horde yarn anymore if I don’t have a project in mind (I know… it’s crazy, but I figured it’d do know good just sitting there…I have two boxes full from past splurging anyway.)
should I be scared? haha. I feel kinda dumb for feeling out of the loop. Everyone is always talking about their LYS being so cool…and I go to one here and it’s just…not so amazing. I prolly should go back just to see what’s there again so I can make a note of it, but every skein there is like 10 bucks a pop. Egads…no job here, so I hardly have any money to spend!
Maybe I’m just a cheapskate…but some people are yarn whores.