A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

March 24, 2005

Thursdays are Usually For What the Hell is This?

What a day. My boss is in Thailand right now. One of my co-workers came down with the flu and asked if I could come in at 11 instead of 1:30 today. I said okay and got a friend to sit for my four year old. This morning my friend called to say that she and her daughter are sick and they couldn't sit for me. I called about ten parents in my son's class. The one unlucky mom who was home to answer her phone got stuck with him.

The shop was steadily busy all day. I was able to squeeze in potty breaks and lunch between customers. Then, around 5, I had a customer who bought a skein of Blue Heron Confetti (gorgeous, handpainted railroad yarn) and asked me to wind it into a ball for her. It took probably 30 minutes to wind that sucker. Meanwhile everyone in the universe came into the shop. It was slammed for the next two hours. The credit card machine ran out of paper and I couldn't get the replacement in right. Finally a customer offered to help me with it and got it fixed in about a minute. And then the project help instructor never showed up! So I'm one tired knitter after working a nine hour day for the first time in seven years. But I had lots of great mail waiting for me when I got home. I'll share it with you tomorrow.

And now when thinking about what to feature for this week's WTHIS I decided to look across the Atlantic. One can always depend on the French for puzzling designs. I finally settled on this.

It's some sort of Frankensteinian melange of texture which seems to incorporate pieces of last week's featured garment. The patchwork, the tatters. Why? Why? Why?