.... will knit a scarf....
However, I am waiting for an order from KnitPicks that will include DPNs in the appropriate size(s) for knitting socks out of sock yarn. What a concept.
I would like to support my LYS, but I don't like my LYS. I'd only been there once before Monday, and I had been - shall we say - ignored? Ignored. If I asked a question, I'd get an answer, and then I'd be ignored again. The place was cold, man.
But I wanted DPNs, and I wanted them NOW, so I stopped on the way home from having my mammogram. (Note to any woman reading this: if you haven't had your yearly mammogram, STOP READING THIS AND MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW!!!!) Everything was fine, I was humming, and I wanted the needles.
I left with 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden, on sale, and a button, but no needles. They only had slippery ones. When I told them I was about to start my first pair of socks, and wanted non-slippery ones because at least that way I wouldn't be afraid of everything falling off at once, the owner shrugged, said "sorry," and went back to her knitting.
Her assistant told me that they'd just had a sock class. I perked up. "Do you have a mailing list so I can find out when the next one will be? Do you have a website?" "No," she said. She found a piece of paper and let me write my name and e-mail address on it, just to appease me, but she had no enthusiasm, no hints, no offer to let me see the handouts or pattern they'd used for the class -- nothing.
Sheesh. It's one thing to be respectful and to avoid hounding a customer. It's another to let the customer feel like an intruder. Funny, isn't it, to feel more welcome at KnitPicks than at a real live store?