Monday, January 29, 2007

Um, OBSESSED much?

One of my little "goals" for the year was to knit one pair of socks every month. Well, I am off to a good start:
Left to right: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in "Jewels," Louet Gems Topaz (i think in French Blue), and Colinette Jitterbug in "Jewel." The whole jewel, gems, jewel theme was completely unintentional. I started with the socks for Joe on bamboo needles. Then I got a major case of hand cramping and had to go buy some flexible needles. The cramping was better, but I knew deep down that it was time to turn to the dark side.
I watched this video about 10 times and before I knew it, I was knitting continental. I was knitting continental A LOT. I couldn't believe how fast it was. What the hell have I been throwing for all this time?

On a side note, there is a new yarn shop in our area. Sit N Knit 2! (or too! or two!) is now open in Wethersfield. FYI, they are JUST as snotty at this one as they are at the West Hartford location. I love one of their employees (Jodi), but the rest of them can go screw. I was in there for 20 minutes and they didn't say a word to me (I was the only customer this whole time). Then, two wealthy-looking women came in and the three employees that were too busy to talk to me fawned all over these two women. To my delight, the women told them they weren't knitters, they were just curious what kind of shop had opened. I left without my usual "skein of guilt." (You know how you always have to buy at least one skein so you don't leave empty handed--even if you don't want anything, you HAVE to buy something. Not this time.).

7 comments:

Karen said...

Wow...I'll say you are off to a good start! They look great. You'll have a great sock drawer at the end of the year!

Good for you for learning continental! I have tried a few times but it feels so strange. I am not good with change either. lol

I haven't been to the new store yet and from the sound of it, I am not missing much. I don't ever feel obligated to buy a skein though. No way!

NutmegOwl said...

Sadly, I have the exact same reaction at Sit N Knit in WHC. Was there last week in full biz attire following a lunch. In the store for 15 minutes - no one spoke to me. Waited at the counter for another 10 minutes while Barbara wound yarn for someone, which was fine. But on finishing, she breezed up to the counter, never said a WORD to me, and proceeded to ring up the other customer. All I needed was, "If you don't mind, I'd like to ring this up first." But NO. So she rang me up and barely said goodbye to me. Perhaps because I used a gift card and not $$?
All I know is, when I'm done with the gift card, I shan't be giving them another penny.

handknitbyafailedfeminist said...

Typical S & K behavior. Why open a yarn shop if you hate knitters?

Eleni said...

Yep, everyone comes around to the, geez aren't I the customer who deserves a little nice-ness eventually. Where in VA did you grow up? I grew up in Alexandria and Springfield and went to JMU.

Amy said...

Are you able to still knit continental? My brain just couldn't get the tension right...

Eleni said...

I think we're having an online relationship :) I had friends in Farmville! No one ever believes me when I tell them that's an actual town name! Hope we meet sometime at the local SnB group. I knit with some ladies in West Hartford on Wednesdays, but maybe I will head out to Canton to catch up with you.

BeccaU said...

Those socks look good! I'll have to check out the link you mentioned too - I've had some hand cramping lately too with my socks! Good to know about the yarn store - I didn't mind the West Hartford store, but won't be going back anytime soon! ::Waves "Hi" to another CT knitter!::