AFter reading multiple posters experiences of going to their LYS~ both good and bad… I finally decided I would give it a try… :pout: My knitting instructor ( the 1st time) :eyebrow: said she loved this particular LYS. So I remembered the name and decided to go today~ :pout:
AFter driving across town with the help of my mother I found the store. On the phone they were friendly and helpful and gave us directions. I walked in the store ~ quite small ~ and there were several ladies knitting. The older lady (one of the workers) and the younger lady (coworker) were both at the table working. The younger lady spoke to me and asked me if I needed help. She was ok… not super-friendly but ok… She answered my questions about different types of yarn to knit with for summer… The older lady continued with her lessons ~ she ended up speaking nicely to me later~ :shrug: Anyhoo to make a looooooong story short… I went to the store for 2 reasons:
- I had bought yarn online and wanted to ask them to wind it for me( I offered to pay for it to be wound)
- I wanted to see what was so “nice” about more expensive yarns.
they looked at my yarn I brought and politely told me no. They told me how to wind it on the back of chair… ok :wall: .I had tried several times without much luck ( I fully admit that sometimes I just can’t get"it" sometimes :wall: I felt several of the yarns up :eyebrow: and I liked some of them and decided on 4 skeins from the “clearance” bin and 2 skeins from the not-on-sale bin. The younger lady working offered to take my yarn to the back to be wound and I said ok. I was by the door looking at the not-on-sale yarn and i heard the other clerk ( in the backroom) saying " I thought we said we werent’ going to wind the clearance yarn". I was a little offended… I’m sorry I thought if I BOUGHT it in your store… you would wind it like you do everybody elses~
I then picked up the not on sale yarn and took it to her in the back and said… you don’t have to worry these aren’t on sale…
I went up to the front and looked around at the needles and buttons. She came up later and was working on a shawl and it was pretty. I asked her another question and she answered and said your yarn is wound. I said I 'm still looking around ( she seemed :happydance: about that~!)
anyhoo.She tried to show me how to buy some something that I could just weave the yarn through ( suggestive selling I guess) I ended up buying some buttons…
I just kind felt like they were a little snobby and that if I didn’t spend X amount of dollars I wasn’t good enough for their time.
At the end of it they said ’ Please come back"… I 'll think about it.
I asked my mom about it later ( she was there too) and I asked her did she think they were a little snotty… and she said yes.~! :eyebrow:
I’ll just chalk it up to experience… I will every so often go fondle their yarns, see what I like and buy it online~!!
Thanks for letting me vent