Friday, June 02, 2006

I'm almost here...

Well, the main computer is defragging (whatever that does) so I'm still stuck on the old laptop which is running a bit better but still frustrating. Anyway, wanted to tell you a little bit about my first trip to the official yarn shop. I've always gone to a JoAnn's or Michaels or some craft store for my yarn or the internet. Thought I would drag Ed with me to search out the yarn store. We did find it and I am sorry to say that I wasn't really impressed. First off it was really small....really small. And as I am a bit of an organized type of person, I felt the yarn was sorta everywhere and not real well marked. Some of the yarn had prices and others in the same cube thingy you had to look on the chart for the name to find the price...sorta confusing. I think I was annoying the lady there as I wanted to ask her some questions but she sorta talked to me like I was bothering her. For instance, I took in the yarn that Ed brought back from Mexico and wanted her to see what she thought about it. She sorta looked at it, didn't touch it, and said, "you just have to knit it up and see what kind it is." The end!!! No questions like where did you get it...that's interesting with the thread running through it,...nothing! Then being a newby to sock knitting, I asked her where the DK Sport weight was. She took me to this one little cube and said that's it there. Well, being as I thought with all the yarn from ceiling to floor sorta shoved in this room smaller than Kitchen, I figured that there had to be another area. So I was trying to get more info like on the fingering yarn, etc, but if I asked her a repeat question cause I didn't quite understand, she sorta got annoyed. I just said, "okay thanks." I proceeded to ask another question later about wool in sock yarn....she just said, "it's what you want...you can use any yarn you want." I was not impressed to say the least...PLUS...the yarn was so expensive in my opinion. I ended up buying a supposed self striping yarn (I planned to show you a pic but blogger just won't upload it for some reason) tho it said nothing of the sort on the package. And their wall of supplies ended up being a two or three sided spinning thing with mostly needles of which I bought some #1 bamboo dpns. I bought the stuff manly because I felt guilty asking so many questions of her.....but I really really doubt I would go back...not impressed in the least. Ed said he didn't notice her annoyance at me....but it just seemed to me that I was bothering her as she wanted to go back to her knitting and she didn't see me as a high purchasing customer. Really the whole trip was a waste of my time and money and I could have done much much better with knit picks!
Well that's it for the night. Hopefully I'll be working on the main computer tomorrow tho this laptop is getting better. The problem is that I can watch TV and be on the laptop and with the main computer I can't, but it would be alot quicker....and quicker leaves more time for crocheting and knitting...right? RIGHT! Till tomorrow....

4 Comments:

Sydney said...

Maybe she's just not a very chatty person. (Although it sure would help if she's running a retail business.) It sounded like her answers were right, just not very helpful to you. I'd give her another chance sometime.

Brandy said...

That yarn store that I went to, the lady was trying to be helpful, but she wasnt feeling too good I guess. Didnt really give me answers but did point me in the right direction. Of course I was sick when I went.

BTW Glad you are back. Sure do miss reading your thoughts or what you are working on or ok just miss ya. Have a great weekend.

old lady said...

That's too bad, Lucy. Honestly, I wouldn't ever go back there. I've never experienced a yarn store like that but don't let this experience taint you for other yarn stores. Most are so helpful.
Kind of weird because I've always thought that all yarn people are nice people. Apparently not!
(I boycott stores that have rude owners.)

Sue said...

Oh that's too bad, Lucy. I thought yarn shops were all about the service but I guess that's just not the case in that store. Perhaps she was just having a bad day but I'm with you, I can always tell if someone is annoyed (that postal worker I encountered a couple weeks ago, for instance).

Fortunately for you and unfortunately for that shop, there are other yarn stores out there!