Knotty Purls

"Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica"

Monday, February 13, 2006

What the...?

Yep, that is what people will say when they see this little treasure. This is my first Olympic Bear. Yes, he is jacked up. The pattern was a little tough to understand and even our resident expert at SnB was confused. I am working on bear No. 2 in some of the bagged wool from Elann. This guy is going to be felted in hopes that will provide a little forgiveness to the maker. I have this guy propped against a wine glass for the photo and really, he looks like his maker had been dipping into the wine glass during construction.

I have also managed to finish the baby sweater for baby SOS. I hope they like it. If you look closely you will see that I need to work on A) carrying multiple strands of yarn and B) seams. It's all a learning process my friends...all a learning process.

"What the...?" also applies to a conversation I had today with a worker at the LYS. Keep in mind, I have a long-running love/hate relationship with the LYS. I love the owner but hate that they refuse to enter the 21st century. I love that they have nice yarns but hate that they are not open nights or Sundays. Most of their employees are, well, let's just say, experienced in life. Anyway, I called looking for Eucalan and here is a replay of my conversation with the Octogenarian who answered.

Me: Yes ma'am, do ya'll carry Eucalan?

Octogenarian: WHAT?
Me: Do you carry Eucalan?
Octogenarian: No, we don't have that brand.
Me: Well, do you carry another brand that is similar?
Octogenarian: Similar?
Me: Yes, another brand of wool wash that is similar to Eucalan.
Octogenarian: No, all we have are some brands of the Superwash wools.
Me: Ok...

How can someone work in a yarn shop and not know about a wool wash. Needless to say, I will not be spending the $2.00 on a tank of gas but instead will spend $5.00 on postage.

I wish I could say that the stupidity ended there today but then my boss showed up so it really was just starting. I was already cranky from amassing a total of 2 hours of sleep last night so I was finding it hard to not throw things at him. I have been on Naprosyn for 3 weeks now for tendonitis in my shoulder. Seems as though this little pill which bring much relief also has quite a few side effects, most of which I have experienced. The strangest is the "dream abnormalities". I have had the strangest dreams for the past week. Last night's ended with me waking up while kicking my dog/husband (they all sort of blended there). Thankfully, neither one seemed to care. I don't think I will be tackling bear No. 2 tonight - it's off to dreamland for me!