Sunday, January 28, 2007

Yes it's been quiet.

Yes, it's been quiet over here at Mountain Purl. Right now my life is so busy that even taking time to blog is a premium.
What you see on the needles is 374 stitches of that Debbie Bliss cape in the picture. It is going on the plane with me Tuesday along with a shawl. Yes, I'm on the road again, this week and next.
I want to tell you something that happened to me this week which has happened to me twice now in my life, and it still just blows me away that it even happened the first time.
I was buying 2 hanks of periwinkle lace weight, each 600 yards long and the woman asked me if I wanted to wind it in the shop. Now I could have wound it at home in the yarn room where the swift and ball winder are always up, but I thought why not, get it done now. The first hank was one of those nightmares. You know the type, when somehow, somewhere, something happened and there is no way in hell you can wind from that hank off a swift. The yarn is tangled, you have to weave the ball through the hank during the whole process and it drives you crazy and takes forever. Now, the woman says, why don't we cut it and see if that works? I'm thinking ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? 600 YARDS OF LACE WEIGHT AND YOU WANT TO CUT IT??? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND??!!!! I thought if she stepped one foot near my yarn, we might have come to blows. What was she thinking? For goodness sakes, she WORKS in a yarn shop. I'm still blown away by this and it was 4 days ago.
You see, this happened before to me in a shop in Marin in Northern California and that idiot girl CUT MY YARN! I was shocked, and the only thing was, that was the only hank of that colorway in the shop. I never went back there again. That still amazes me to this day. AND SHE WORKED IN A YARN STORE!
Well, I have to study today and start doing practice questions. Hey - I've lost 8 pounds so far!


Leanne said...


I hope you get back in town soon. I miss you. That cape will be so pretty in that color. Congrats on the weight loss but I think you always look good.

Anonymous said...

Hi, meant to show this poem to you yesterday. . .

The Prayse of the Needle

To all dispersed sorts of Arts and Trades,
I write the Needles praise (that never fades)
So long as children shall be got or borne,
So long as garments shall be made, or worne,
So long as Hemp or Flax, or Sheep shal bear
Their linnen woollen fleeces yeare by yeare;
So long as Silk-worms, with exhausted spoyle
Of their owne Entrailes, for mans gaine shall toyle:
Yea, till the world be quite dissolv'd and past;
So long at lease, the Needles use shall last

John Taylor (1580-1653)

Have a great weekend, study hard!