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Topic: It will be a cold day in hell before I pay to knit in your shop.  (Read 3387 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2008 06:43:31 PM »

So, no HobbyLobby or Wal-Mart yarn or yarn bought from another shop. 

What if someone brought in their own hand spun yarn and had a question about a pattern?  I just started knitting last year but have been spindling & spinning my own yarn for almost 10.

There are no LYS within 60 miles of me :pouts:
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2008 06:49:57 PM »

Let me get this right, $5 just to sit in their store and knit? What complete and utter BS! You should get a group, sit outside on the sidewalk and knit in protest.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008 12:06:45 PM »

I agree - paying to knit in a store is just plain taking the biscuit!

I used to go to a knitting group in a yarn-store.  They didn't charge as such, but they did provide tea/coffee and biscuits/cake and asked for a donation towards the cost of refreshments - that I thought was very reasonable, and only fair (afterall they were providing the refreshments)...  but no way would I pay to just sit and knit in a store.

And as for the store that won't let you handle the yarn  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008 01:00:19 PM »

i think that the amount of time between putting your name on the waitlist for ravelry and getting your invite has decreased signifcantly.  i heard it's about two weeks now?  maybe less?  anyone know?
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2008 05:10:16 AM »

That's awful! Surely the shop is throwing those get-togethers as an advertisement for their lovely wares in the first place, charging you to knit there is like charging you to construct a billboard you have to walk past every day... or something.

Well, not that bad, but still.

I'm thinking of starting a knitting/sewing group at my university. I ususally buy my yarn here from the bajillionth floor of a department store, which takes a train, a lot of walking and then loads of escalators to get to.
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2008 06:25:08 AM »

i think that the amount of time between putting your name on the waitlist for ravelry and getting your invite has decreased signifcantly.  i heard it's about two weeks now?  maybe less?  anyone know?

I joined Ravelry a couple of months ago, and I think it only took a few days to get the invite.  Definitely less than a week... Smiley  I was pleasantly surprised - I'd expected a much longer wait. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2008 10:53:58 AM »

Oh, it would be so funny if you started your own group and brought the LYS a flyer for it. I would be like "this is for you to hang up on your bulletin board. I know you have been losing customers lately because of the unorthodox yarn practices around here.This will give them a good alternative." HA!

I'm actually not that heartless. It's just so funny.
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2008 11:30:03 AM »

i think that the amount of time between putting your name on the waitlist for ravelry and getting your invite has decreased signifcantly.  i heard it's about two weeks now?  maybe less?  anyone know?

According to their login page: "If you sign up today, you will receive an invitation in about  1 day." Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2008 04:24:13 PM »

i think that the amount of time between putting your name on the waitlist for ravelry and getting your invite has decreased signifcantly.  i heard it's about two weeks now?  maybe less?  anyone know?

According to their login page: "If you sign up today, you will receive an invitation in about  1 day." Smiley

YES! Just signed up. Now I'll also be able to check out all those ravelry-only patterns. It will, however, be one more password to remember.
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2008 02:51:28 PM »

I live in MD on the MD/PA line and we HAD a local yard store that was the same way.  They wouldn't help you with anything unless you paid and the only way you could sit in the store and knit was IF you took a class, which were ridiculously priced! $50-80 for a class!  Needless to say they went out of business about 6 months ago!  Only the rich could afford the yarn and the price of patterns was crazy!  Why pay these crazy prices when you can search the web or go to the local AC Moore or Michaels? Roll Eyes
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