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Lynne604
Warming Up

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2012 :  11:51:21 PM  Show Profile Send Lynne604 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The first thing I do, honestly, is cast my eye around to see if anyone else has spotted the particular yarn. At the LYS, sometime customers take a skein to the book section so they can match it up with a suitable pattern.

Grand-moogi
Seriously Hooked

Australia
783 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2012 :  12:57:16 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That could look suspicious! Especially if you then carted it off to the book section! I hope that if they do not buy the yarn, they put it back.


I knit a hug into every stitch
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carlyta
New Pal

USA
15 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2012 :  08:45:39 AM  Show Profile Send carlyta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
At my favorite LYS I will look at the yarn, feel it and put it aside to look at even more yarn later on. I usually have a pattern in mind while I'm looking. The first thing I look at are all the colors and all the yarn in the store. If the yarn goes with the pattern I have in mind, I will buy it OR I will buy it anyway and save it for later. At my favorite Alpaca Farm Store, I just look at all the beautiful colors of the yarn, make a mental picture of where everything is and then feel the yarn, put it aside and continue looking. Since I cannot resist Alpaca yarn, I will buy it whenever I'm at the shop, save the yarn until I find a pattern or pattern stitch for it and design my own knitted item with it. I can spend at 1-2 hours doing this.

Carlyta
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lella
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9712 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2012 :  07:28:24 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
At my FYS the basket of odd balls is right at the base of the round table when you come up the stairs from outside. I am always head down and going 60 mph toward that basket after greeting the owner.

Lella

Zippiknits

"Life is good if you don't weaken." Calvin Coolidge
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Lynne604
Warming Up

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2012 :  6:25:28 PM  Show Profile Send Lynne604 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Grand-moogi

That could look suspicious! Especially if you then carted it off to the book section! I hope that if they do not buy the yarn, they put it back.


I knit a hug into every stitch



Customers are generally very good about putting yarn back that they don't intend to purchase. It's a small shop and the owner knows all the regulars.
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Warokz
New Pal

8 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2012 :  11:21:48 PM  Show Profile Send Warokz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
But still different perspective for different people
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Margie
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USA
1032 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2013 :  5:37:47 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How could any of this possibly be embarrassing?? Geez, we're all knitters and understand each other.

Margie and Mimi (my hearing dog who doesn't knit -- yet)


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CrystalCactus
New Pal

USA
12 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2013 :  03:33:45 AM  Show Profile Send CrystalCactus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I fondle the yarn and hold it up to my cheek to check for softness.
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