Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Hat's 'N Whiskers

I'd meant to post this yesterday, but got so aggravated at the poor customer service from the Picapp site that, well, I just didn't get around to it.

Yes, I finished another hat.

I think I've finally just about got the crown the way I want it. Just a bit more tinkering, then I'll knit one up in each different weight of yarn, just to make sure it all works out.

Oh, that big hole right beside the center isn't part of the design. It's a big, loose stitch. I'm not sure what happened, but I tightened the stitches up, and it looks a lot better.

Charlotte did not get the privilege of blocking this one. I noticed that when Charlotte blocks hats, the ribbing gets stretched out a bit too much.  This one I laid up on top of one of the snake tanks, and bunched the ribbing up.  I think it looks --and will fit--a lot better. 

Squeaky says, "I'm still waiting on my kitty blanket."

Oh, and speaking of poor customer service, I finally found a new Avon representative. She's the wife of one of my DC4L buddies, and she's in Florida. It's kinda sad, you know, when your co-worker --who spends every day less than 10 steps away from you--sells Avon, and you have to go all the way to Florida to find a rep. The thing is, my co-worker won't give me a brochure unless I ask for one.

Every. Single. Campaign.

And I do mean every single campaign, I have to go to her and ask for a brochure.  You would think that if she wanted my business, she would bring me one, but no.  I have to go and ask for one.  Every.  Single. Campaign.  Then she wants the books BACK, so she can give them to the next person who asks for it.  Huh?  She claims she'd doing good business, but I don't see how.

I finally got tired of well, basically begging her to sell me stuff and quit asking for books.  It's been about 6 weeks and she hasn't even asked if I wanted to see one.  I guess she doesn't want my business.  So, last week when this buddy posted his wife's page on FB, I asked if she would be willing to take on someone who didn't live near them.  He said yes, and today I got my first brochure from her.  I see several things I want.  It's just a matter of fitting them into my budget. 

Well, gotta go in at 6 in the morning.  Funny thing is, I'm the one who talked my supervisor into letting Vanessa and me come in early. 

What was I thinking? 



Sus said...

Love the hat. The decreases look fabulous! I look forward to the pattern!

Becky said...

Soon. I want to knit through one more time, to make sure I have my notes right. Then, write it all up coherently. After that, I'll send it to a test knitter to make sure it makes sense. Then I'll publish it! I'm thinking of submitting it to Knitpicks IDP program.


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