Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Nobody puts my yarn in the corner

Over winter break my roommate called my house in Delaware. She wanted to know if it was ok to rearrange a bit. I said it was fine. I could tell she was nesting and I wanted her to comfortable in the apartment. She moved my cd player which was fine, it was ok that she moved my craft table (in my non-knitting craft life I also scrapbook and sew a little bit), although she moved it away from its convenient spot by the TV in the livingroom. She crossed the line when I noticed she moved my yarn. I trotted into my apartment after a month of estrangement, skipped up to my former yarn spot and it was gone! It had been gorgeously displayed in an old steamer trunk (the kind that they took on the Titanic). It used to be open and on a large wall for all eyes to see. I turned quickly to find my yarn and it was stuffed in an odd corner and I could hardly get the drawers open. It got worse when our couch finally arrived and then I couldn't even see my yarn anymore.
When I asked her why she moved it, she said she wanted to put a day bed there. I know you can't see the layout of the apartment, but you're going to have to trust me on this...it made absolutely no sense. You can't see the TV from there, it would be like sitting in the middle of the apartment with a gorgeous view of the kitchen...not exactly ideal. This is the same girl who wanted to bring a grand piano into a tiny two bedroom apartment. I had to put my foot down on that one.
So, for the last two months I have tried to live with it, my most cherished possession stuffed in the corner. I cracked before spring break. I was cleaning the apartment and I just couldn't take it anymore. I was trying to dig through all of my UFO's and I couldn't get the flippin drawers open. The night before about 7 of her friends slept over. I ended up cleaning there mess up and she hadn't even warned me that she was having so many people over. That was it! My yarn was going back! Back I say! I would return it to it's former glory and display it for all eyes to see, damn it!
That's just what I did too. I put my wicker chair in it's place, which makes more sense. That's one more chair for all her friends that are always there.
Later that day, I was doing the dishes. I unloaded the dishwasher and what did I find....my double pointed knitting needles in the dishwasher, which I suppose she thought were chopsticks! This could be an honest mistake, but almost every sweater she owns is handknitted by her mom and she knits too. She knows what needles look like! My double points also say "Brittany US size 7", I'm positive that her chopsticks don't say that. I know she means well, but come on.
On another note, I've been on Spring break for three days and I've already bought some yarn. I bought some Trekking at Still Water Fibers in Oxford, PA. I really liked the shop. It's not very big, but there were some yarns in there that I hadn't seen. I managed to restrain myself and just by the one skein of sock yarn. I should reward myself for that, hey maybe another skein of yarn!

18 comments:

Lisa said...

MMmmm, the DPNs in the dishwasher would be grounds for her mysterious disappearance in my book, lol.

jody said...

hahaha-that just made me laugh to see them int he dishwasher-i have no idea why, it just did-i hope it didn't ruin them though!

Knitress said...

This is the roommate with the study group, right?

I think she's a few yards short of a skein, myself. DPNs in the DISHWASHER?

Mimi said...

Thats so funny Loren! Its weird though because I was thinking yesterday about weird places I could pose my projects and take picture of them to put on the blog (dont ask why) and I was thinking about putting my needles all in the dishwasher just for the picture! hahahahah this was seriously yesterday, maybe psychically I sent her the idea!!!
When are you coming back?
mimi

Loren said...

Needles in the dishwasher? You're crazy! I will be back on Saturday and I'm coming in around noon. You'll be there too, won't you? Have you started any of the sweaters we were talking about?

Mimi said...

Yeah! I WILL be there on Saturday!! You better come in!! :) Can you bring your rowan book too cause I cut off some important words i think...

I havent started Demi Yet, although i am READY to... I think its going to be after my oral exams though. I am doing the farmhouse one right now see my blog for picts. SEE YOU SAT!!!

Gina said...

I hope you defended my honor in Jim Casale's store?!?

Phyl said...

Oh goodness! I have an extra room. I'm all for displaying yarn and proper care of needles.

Will you be around next Wednesday?

Gina said...

You need to check out "Cosmic Pluto knits!" blog...you two are kindred spirits. Come by next Wed., Got Gauge is coming by to help us with the sale!

Blissful Debbie said...

What Gina, we're having a sale on Wednesday? You didn't tell me that. I better eat my wheaties. Hey Loren, the dishwasher didn't ruin the needles? That makes sense, since you can put wooden spoons in there without a problem. Probably not a recommended method of care, tho. Hope you are having fun on spring break. I called you yesterday and left a message on your cell phone. A lady called, can't remember her name and wanted to talk to you about the pins she sent with you to the shop. Did she get ahold of you? See you next week.

Loren said...

Mimi, I will definately bring in the Rowan book.
Gina, I most certainly defended your honor! Hope you don't fire me for speaking with you, I am just a humble employee after all. ; )
To all, I will definately stop in on Wednesday!

Bel said...

In the dishwasher??? I'm concerned that they'll get soft...I mean, babmoo/wooden needles really shouldn't make the acquaintance with warm water. When my bamboo needles start to feel brittle, I rub a little oil on them and let it soak it lightly. Olive oil works, or any random oil...like patchouli? I love patchouli...husband hates it! But it does help when my needles feel brittle. Don't know if its a great idea, but I've done it.

Mimi said...

Pachuli? Isnt that stinky hippy oil??

Loren said...

Are you calling hippies stinky or the oil? ; )

Gina said...

I think Pachouli is Bull testicle oil, isn't it?

Bel said...

Ewwww, now that's just a nasty image! I will say that some hippies are stinky, I suppose. I for one hope that I'm not stinky (please inform me if otherwise!) and I do like pachouli! Coming from a deadhead from years back...bet'cha didn't see that one comin'!

Gina said...

PERFECT MEEZ!

Mimi said...

Yeah, some hippies are stinky.. its the hippies that KNOW they are stinky and REFUSE to shower that use that stuff to try and cover up their stank... hehhehehe

Loren, How do you get that % done on projects thing on your blog???