So much for new yarn!

Posted on Sep 28, 2005. 0 comments

Yesterday, as I was walking to my car from my campus building I was pondering whether I should go by my Local Yarn Shop and pick up some sock yarn or go home and have some lovely jam on toast. It's an important decision that takes much pondering, as you are aware. I drove about 300 feet in the car before it went kaput in the middle of a major thoroughfare on campus, making my decision for me.
One AAA Tow, Mechanic Consult, and Cab Ride later I arrived home, just under 3 hours from the time my car died.
When situations like these occur the first thing I do is turn on the Southern Accent to full, and talk real slow. And I have to say I got treated extremely well, from the three strangers who pushed my car out of the intersection, to the Tow Truck Driver dropping me back off on campus, to the Cab Driver. (I'd add the Mechanic but since he's taking away my yarn money I'm a little bitter.) This just reiterates what I've thought about Southern California for a while. Most people are pretty nice out here.
So after my long trek home, about all I could do was knit on the Shawl from Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac while in the fetal position.
EZ suggests a gauge of 3 stitches per inch, which would work well for worsted or maybe dk weight wool but a bit hole-y for lace weight. So I'm at about 4 stitches per inch on size US 5 Addis. By the way, did you know most peoples Pinky Finger from the last joint line to the tip is about an inch long? That little hint comes in very handy when you're too lazy to get up the tape measure is no where to be found.
Other Stuff
Susie will be having a stash sale sometime this week. If I had any yarn money left, you can bet this is where I'd spend it.
For a good time call
. That's 1-877-767-5648.
I emailed the Husband and instructed him to call the number and press 3. Will report on the results as soon as they become available.

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