March 24, 2006

Pretty Please?

I confess myself… disappointed.

I went to knitting night last night at my LYS. Brought along Anna, who’s usually away at school on Thursdays so she’s never been. Figured it would be a great time, I could pick up those dpns I needed, spend a little $$ on some yarn, have a great time. Anna could talk to other knitters who would help me in my constant struggle to convince her to try knitting something other than a scarf.

We might as well have stayed at my place. We were the only two people there. They didn’t have the size dpns that I needed and, if you can even believe this, I couldn’t find a single skein of yarn that caught my fancy. NOT ONE. It didn’t help that I was jonesing for some Koigu for a pair of socks and they’ve got it all locked away in storage so that they can display the new Noro Silk Garden Lite.

So after much disappointing wanderings around the store and a lot of quiet sitting and knitting we decided to leave. Call it an early night and head home. Of course right as we were leaving a pair of knitters came in for the knitting night. Reeking like booze. Apparently they’d been killing time at the bar. And brain cells.

So we went home, I went to bed and I woke up this morning with my left eyelid nearly swollen shut. Courtesy of my brand spanking new stye. I’ve never had one before and it’s a little scary. All this literature online about them having to be lanced. It hurts. It’s uncomfortable. It’s very unattractive and I thought that was the end of my crappiness.

Then Aunty Flo came. Uncle Cramps came with her.

Can I quit today and skip right to the weekend? Pretty please?


Chris said...

Yowza! Hope today improves and that you have a good weekend.

Dana said...

Awww, you poor thing!! I've heard about Aunty Flo, but laughed out loud at Uncle Cramps. Not AT you, but hopefully with you when you think it's funny.

Good luck with your stye/eye, those have to suck!

OK, and why does someone lock away Koigu in storage? That just seems like some major knitting sin!

Take care.

Krysia said...

Sorry you are having a rough day or two. I am thinking it was all the yarn that didn't appeal to you. Your eye went into shock! Take it easy this weekend.

Jennifer said...

Ugh, I hate dissapointing groups/ yarn store trips. And styes, though the one I had wasn't as bad as yours. Top it off with monthly "fun" and I would just bring knitting into the bedroom and only come out for food. Hope you feel better soon!

Kelly said...

A hot washcloth works great on styes. I have always had luck with the home remedies, so try not to distress to much. Have a great weekend.

Deb said...

Now that's just not right. If you came to the store where I work, I would have found SOMETHING for you and Anna (even if it was from my own stash of DPNs). Hope you're feeling better by now.

mrspao said...

Hope your stye heals up soon! It sounds like the weekend couldn't have come soon enough for you.

Melissa said...

My husband had a stye and a nurse told him to get in the shower and get the water as steamy as he could stand and then compress his eye with the washcloth. It worked pretty well.
We don't have a LYS, so I'm jealous at that, but what a crappy knitter's night!! And they didn't have the dpns you needed? What's that about? Michael's is like that in the nearest "big" town to here. They never have all the needle sizes.
Get better soon! :)