Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I've taken the plunge...

and knitted in public! I know I know...while this activity seems normal to the avid knitter, I must admit I've never done it until this Sunday past. I've always thought I'd feel strange knitting in public or someone would sort of start pointing at me. To my surprise, I knitted in public without any major drama. In fact, has knitting came out in the open so much that no one would bat an eyelash to see someone knitting in public?

Anyhoo, the knitting in public episode has resulted in this!

I finished Juliet II! ^^ Knitting in the bamboo has been a mixed feeling. While it does split and drives one mad when needing to unravel a couple of stitches when mistakes are made, I cannot say I'm displeased with the result at all. In fact, knitting the pattern in slightly smaller needles produced a good gauge IMHO. While initially I had problems with a couple of rows, after taking a break, I actually knitted Juliet II without any mistakes. I did not have to do any creative embroidery with this! I love the colour and I'm still undecided if the button would be it. I still want to consider an interesting ribbon to finish it off. But I must say, I'm extremely happy. Serenity gave me knitting bliss! ^^

And knitting in public certainly makes one more productive!

*note Serenity is the name of the yarn used.

Monday, February 18, 2008

In memory of the cakes shared....

... every Saturday by me & J. Peggy Lee's Siamese Cat Song playing on the computer as the customers sip their tea or coffee while browsing. The dead bugs in the jewellery display cases and the dust in the front book case. And the number of times I had to tell people the ugly yellow and black colour choice on the website was not my doing at all and of course...the vacuuming.

This Saturday (23rd Feb 2008) will be my last day working at Wool Baa.

The things I learnt, the things I experienced, the friends I made will be treasured. :) In fact, it's not a goodbye to all, so you'll see me there from time to time. Just because I'm quiting, does not mean I have to stop knitting. ^^ As Melita said to me, now I can be a customer and I can be demanding if I want! ^^