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Dspen89
Chatty Knitter

330 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2006 :  11:47:40 AM  Show Profile Send Dspen89 a Private Message
I do it all:

Touch
Smell
Squeeze
Squish
Poke in the middle
Stroke
Rub against my cheek & between fingers
Rub on my kids faces
make faces
roll my eyes
drool
dream

I pick stuff up, I put it back, I pick it up, I put it back...

I also talk to myself more than I like to admit. I blame my kids for that, usually they're around me so it doesn't look so odd, but I've actually had people answer me in a store! [:00][:00][:00] I learn a lot from those conversations.

Some of my regulars:
Ooh, too expensive
Ooh, On sale
Ooh, Sooooffttt
Ooh, awfullll
PINK!!!!
What was my limit again???
Is this the right one?
What color IS this?
Do I already have this?????
How much should I get?
How can I get in the house without anybody seeing it?

There's more but I've already embarrassed myself enough...

It's just heaven to be anywhere near yarn.

Dawn




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gwtreece
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Posted - 07/26/2006 :  11:52:27 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
Dawn, I understand, I just love going to the LYS and being able to touch the yarn. It just isn't the same when you buy online.

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Dspen89
Chatty Knitter

330 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2006 :  5:31:58 PM  Show Profile Send Dspen89 a Private Message
I agree Wanda, and you meet the nicest people too! I've met the owners at 6 different LYS's and they all just want you to enjoy the experience. I'm so glad they don't mind all that poking, stroking etc!


Dawn


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hissyknit
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USA
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  08:50:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit hissyknit's Homepage Send hissyknit a Private Message
I've been to four different yarn stores and only one owner told me not to fondle the yarn--like it was illegal. I know we're a bit restrictive in the South but come on, I don't think stroking yarn is a felony--yet.

However, I have actually drooled on my credit card in anticipation of buying some wool. I wiped it off before I gave it to the clerk.

Christy B.
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Dspen89
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330 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2006 :  8:29:45 PM  Show Profile Send Dspen89 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by hissyknit

I've been to four different yarn stores and only one owner told me not to fondle the yarn--like it was illegal. I know we're a bit restrictive in the South but come on, I don't think stroking yarn is a felony--yet.

However, I have actually drooled on my credit card in anticipation of buying some wool. I wiped it off before I gave it to the clerk.

Christy B.
"I run with scissors and eat paste."





******GASP!!!******[crazy]

Did you remind her where she was????? She must be a crazy lady!!!!

Geez, I'm in the South too (TN). I've met owners in CA,TN & SC but have never had that happen. That's just unbelieveable! I'm just flabbergasted that someone would scold you for touching what you will possibly be purchasing.

Bad saleslady, BAD, BAD, BAD!!!

Dawn

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CraftyTips
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Posted - 08/11/2006 :  12:03:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit CraftyTips's Homepage Send CraftyTips a Private Message
I live in the south too, and I also tend to caress yarn on my cheek. Sometimes I might even tug a little out of a loose one and finger crochet with it to see how hard it would be to work with.

While no one has told me not to fondle it, I've been a few LYS where they watched my antics as if I was getting ready to stuff a few skeins in my shirt. Needless to say, I didn't go back.

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Dspen89
Chatty Knitter

330 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2006 :  9:05:53 PM  Show Profile Send Dspen89 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by CraftyTips



While no one has told me not to fondle it, I've been a few LYS where they watched my antics as if I was getting ready to stuff a few skeins in my shirt. Needless to say, I didn't go back.




That's one way to fill that brassiere! That gave me a good chuckle tonight. I could just picture myself FINALLY having something up front! [:00]

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Isis Rising
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320 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2006 :  8:21:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Isis Rising's Homepage Send Isis Rising a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dspen89

I do it all:

I pick stuff up, I put it back, I pick it up, I put it back...

I also talk to myself more than I like to admit. I blame my kids for that, usually they're around me so it doesn't look so odd, but I've actually had people answer me in a store! [:00][:00][:00] I learn a lot from those conversations.


Okay, you must have met me in a store! No matter what yarn I commit to buying, I put it down, take it back, pick it up again-- sigh! If only I could buy it all.

I also talk to myself, which leads into talking to others. Some people talk to themselves, and I assume they are talking to me, so I answer them.

I've been lucky with all of my LYS. NO one makes me feel bad for fondling the yarn.

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csutliff
Chatty Knitter

USA
281 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2006 :  05:22:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit csutliff's Homepage Send csutliff a Private Message
My friend and I call ourselves yarn perverts because we stroke, pet, hug and generally TRY not to drool over beautful yarns. I just love the conversations in yarn stores that start because someone thinks you are talking to them when you are lovingly cooing at the yarns. They are always discoverys of people as weak at the knees about yummy yarns as you.
And that mean lady in the yarn store shouldn't be working in one if she doesn't understand the falling in love process before actually choosing the yarn you're going to marry to the perfect project.
I have two yarn stores that I have visited where the sale people/the owners have been cranky. What's up with that. Don't store owners like making sales?
Crystal

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