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Grand-moogi
Seriously Hooked

Australia
783 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2012 :  03:43:20 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Um Gibson Girl? Could 'one' of us sort it or do you think it would take a few? and would you provide refreshments?

I knit a hug into every stitch
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dschmidt
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3989 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2012 :  04:53:16 AM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Joining the majority in the straightening yarn quest

Donna in VA

The Honor Roll? It's easier here than in school. Scroll up to "Want to Make Betty Happy?" and be an Honor Roll member.
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robinstephanie
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USA
1257 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2012 :  08:08:57 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Party at Gibson Girl's! I'll bring a record player and everybody can bring a few records.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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Grand-moogi
Seriously Hooked

Australia
783 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2012 :  06:25:16 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oy! You are meant to be going there to sort the stash. It sounds like you might make it worse!!!

I knit a hug into every stitch
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hillstreetmama
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USA
3448 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2012 :  6:32:40 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I went to Hobby Lobby with DD2 today where we made a quick stop at the dishcloth yarn. I had to chuckle as she put all the rogue skeins in their place while I was selecting colors. It must be hereditary!

Jan
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Consuelo
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
582 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2012 :  9:32:12 PM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hilarious!!! Never occurred to my happy-to-be-disorganized mind!!

Consuelo
"Perfect" is the enemy of good!
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Margie
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USA
1032 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2012 :  4:16:02 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can you hear me laughing out loud??? I instantly thought --library workers! Well, I've been a volunteer for 30 plus years, put books back in right place, and face the shelves, and as a Friend of the Library who works with donated books, I have returned books to their rightful libraries on more than one occasion. Once I even mailed a book 3,000 miles as it had been listed as missing and they were delighted to have it back.

Yes, I've corrected spelling (in pencil) in library books and even put in an occasional comma or quotation marks where needed.

Now as I'm out and about so much with my hearing dog I am all the time picking up garbage in the parks. Sometimes *right*next*to*the*can. Are the idiots unable to see garbage cans?

I love (thumbs down, down, down) the "whaling of the ambulance siren."

Margie and Mimi (my hearing dog who doesn't knit -- yet)


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Linda1679
New Pal

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 09/07/2012 :  2:36:53 PM  Show Profile Send Linda1679 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As soon as I get a skein in my hands, I put it close to my face and smell it. I love the smell of new yarn, a fresh, clean smell sometimes with a little lanolin. Heaven.
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Grand-moogi
Seriously Hooked

Australia
783 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2012 :  07:17:48 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ah Ha! Linda, you must be related to stseraphina. Have a look at her post in this section. It is the topic before this one.

I knit a hug into every stitch
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Margie
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USA
1032 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2013 :  7:04:01 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As the third poster said, I also re-shelve books at the library. People are forever asking me for information because I look official around there.

Margie and Mimi, Hearing Dog

Margie and Mimi (my hearing dog who doesn't knit -- yet)


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Luann
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USA
2671 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2013 :  12:03:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was so very proud the other day when Little Luann, now 6 1/2, started reshelving books with me in the bookstore. "Here Mom - this one should be on that shelf by you. Why don't people put them back in the right place?" If only he would take the same care with his stuff at home. Although... I'm afraid the apple didn't fall too far from the tree there either.


Knit and let knit!
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Bulldog
New Pal

USA
26 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2013 :  05:01:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bulldog's Homepage Send Bulldog a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I must admit that I'm something of a yarn snob. No... I AM a yarn snob. I grew up learning to knit and crochet with either Coats & Clark thread (usually size 10) or Red Heart. Now I don't even go near any of those. Most of the yarn I buy is online, since I'm handicapped and it's difficult to go to a yarn shop anymore, but when I do...

One of my favorite yarn shops in the Bay Area is Article Pract in Oakland. Those of you who have been there will attest to the fact that it's small, crowded, and requires you to to step in the storeroom/classroom area to wind your skeins into balls after purchasing them. But when I go in there, the sheer volume and types of exotic yarns literally take my breath away. So what's my embarrassing habit? I fill up my basket with every single yarn I want, then mentally total up the hundreds of dollars I would have to spend, put most of it back, and then hide in the corner next to the store window where the sock yarn is and begin a ritual. I rub it on my face (who doesn't?), smell it, run my fingers all around it as if I were exploring a new lover, and taste it. Yes, you read that right. Once I'm sure this is THE ONE, I taste it. Just a touch to the tip of my tongue. But that one small taste tells me everything my other senses can't convey - the taste of lanolin left in that my fingers can't quite detect, the way it will splay out when on the needles... things that I can't even put into words. I would never do that to a skein I wasn't going to purchase. But when I'm sure... well, then I must look like the village idiot, crouched down in the corner, with a skein looking like it's about to have a bite taken out of it.

All indie, all the time.
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karen@shallweknit
New Pal

Canada
2 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2013 :  05:35:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit karen@shallweknit's Homepage Send karen@shallweknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We need a bunch of you to follow some of our customers around and show them how to treat the yarn properly! Not only do they put them away wherever, but some of them are "yarn mashers". They just shove the balls in any old way or carry it by a few strands or ...you get the idea. Most frustrating thing is yarns like Noro and they will try to pull out the centers so they can see all the colours, then once they decide on colour will go and pull a fresh ball to buy.
Luckily most knitters are wonderful but there are a few that we have to tidy behind.
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