Episode 39 – Unacceptable

27 Jun

 

 

 

Shownotes

Knitting:

1) Completed the Aviatrix Baby Hat, although finding a way to block it will be a challenge.  It just needs a button.  Baby project #1 down!

2)Hub’s Oven Mitt Socks (so called because they are HUGE) just need about three inches of knitting – one inch stockinette, two inches ribbing.  I cannot WAIT to get these done – hopefully in time for our anniversary on Thursday.

3) Evenstar is out of hibernation, and is receiving between one and three rows of love each day.

4)30th Birthday Socks are being knit out of the lovely self-striping yarn I got from Fibernymph.  Each sock will have thirty stripes – one for every year I’ve been alive.

Spinning:

I finished the Shetland from CJ Kopec and got about 426 yards of a fingering weight.  It’ll either become a hitchhiker or an Ishbel… got an opinion on which I should knit?  Leave a comment here or in the Rav group, where I started a thread.

Sewing (NOT a recurring section):

Created a purse for the Mommy Needs Yarn SAL.  It came out much more lovely than I’d anticipated.  I followed (more or less) this tutorial online.

Dyepots:

Nada.  Fiber order didn’t come until after I recorded.  There are a few new spindles up in the shop and there will be fiber and yarn next week.  Promise.  Why not hit up the Keegan Lane Yarns update instead of mine this week?  :)

Processes:

I get a little ranty in this section about the piss-poor customer service I received from Interweave Press’ Hurt Book Sale.  If you had a similar experience, please contact their customer service, Twitter, Facebook, etc.  LET THEM KNOW you are unhappy!  Otherwise they have no motivation to change.  On the complete other end of the spectrum, the customer service I receive from Associated Bag Company is PHENOMENAL.  They know how to make me feel like I am important.  IP should be taking lessons from them.  Seriously.

Growth:

I need to get in touch with Steven from Dramatic Knits’ LYS – the owner expressed interest in carrying my items.  Life has just been so freaking crazy lately!  Gah!

Grabby Hands:

Had a LOVELY 30th birthday thanks to my two dear friends, Katie and Tina.  Thanks ladies for making a sucktastic milestone a little less sucky.

Tina gifted me a fantastic tape measure that looks like a sheep.  SO much cuter than my old sewing one!

Katie gave me WOLLMEISE.  SERIOUSLY.  It’s the 80/20 twin in the “Maus Jung” colorway, which translates to Young Mouse.  Don’t know what it will become yet, but when I know, so will you!  For now I’m content to pet it.  A lot.

We went to The Cashmere Goat, a new local yarn store in Camden, Maine.  It was nice in there except for the employee who followed us around commenting on everything we picked up.  Katie thinks that maybe she was just very excited, this being a new store or whatever.  I was less willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.  I did buy two skeins of yarn – Zauberball and Jawoll Magic.  Yeay for stash enhancement!

 

 

 

4 Responses

  1. Becky says:

    I love, love, love the braids! They are so freaking adorable! Will watch the rest tomorrow but just had to tell you that the braids are so incredibly cute!

  2. Lisa says:

    Heather! So many things to say…

    1) I love that you cast on your Reese’s Pieces socks and that they are part of your 30th birthday celebration! Love it!

    2) I knew it was your birthday last week but I missed that it was your 30th. Happy 30th! Really! Enjoy your 30s. They are not the death of youth! Honest! They are an awesome decade to be enjoyed! Live them with intention and joy! :)

    3) Your handspun would, I think, make an awesome Hitchhiker! Actually, I’m thinking of making a Hitchhiker out of the Firestarter yarn I got from you. Such a cool pattern!

    4) I’m so, so, so sorry you didn’t get the job you wanted. :( Hugs!

  3. Katie O says:

    Boo Hiss to camden… what is wrong with them… I can’t believe you kept podcasting! I would have thrown stuff and cried and whined… then came back. You’re so brave! I’m glad you had a good week even though you spent so much of it in the car! I loved your rants too. They were hilarious and TRUE! That’s the best part! I won’t be ordering from Interweave.com… get my books elsewhere!

  4. Pam says:

    Hello, new viewer here. Happy birthday! I cried when I turned 30, but 40 didn’t bother me at all because by then I realized that 30 is just the beginning. I’m sorry you didn’t get the job you wanted; that is a real bummer! I love your videos!

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