Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Will The Dishcloth Madness Ever Abate???*
My mother's birthday is rapidly approaching, so I took a self-declared "personal day" on Monday and sat down and cranked out three dishcloths for her newly remodeled and absolutely fabulous kitchen. At first I was not excited about the mocha/cafe au lait color scheme, but I must admit that the more I worked with it, the more it grew on me. It seems kind of grown-up, and maybe a little bit chic??? (I mean, for a dishcloth!)
washcloth packaging, but am still not quite sure what to do with the dishcloths.
Also - I can't decide if I set of three is too many, or if I should be grouping these in sets of two (maybe each using the same color scheme, but each the inverse of the other...) I'd love any input that anyone has on that!
Since I decided to keep the lovely little bird stitch markers for my selfish, selfish self - I stopped by the most amazing yarn store today and picked up a few little goodies for my mom: some nice bamboo needles, a few notion-y doodad-y things. If you are ever in intown Atlanta, you've got to stop by Knitch - it's totally fabulous.
Seriously, it is the most beautiful yarn shop that I've ever been in. It's also the most well-stocked; the sheer amount of yarn is breath-taking. And it runs the gamut, too - for every super-duper luxe high end pricey yarn, there was a nice economy equivalent as well. Lots of Cascade 220, and even Peaches & Creme... And don't even get me started on the book selection!
All of these things are wonderful - but the thing that will have me going back is the people working there! Such a friendly, welcoming and interested bunch of ladies - quite a contrast to the other two yarns stores that are somewhat geographically convenient. At one of those, the employees are too busy talking to each other to acknowledge you - they make it seem so clique-y that it takes some of the fun out of it. The other, well - the dragon lady who must own it (since she's the only one I ever see there) acts as if she hates every customer who walks in the door. (I only ever go to that shop if I am totally desperate and need something RIGHT NOW - trust me, if you treat me as if I am the biggest annoyance in the world, I'll gladly take my business elsewhere...)
Anyway, great space, great merchandise, great people - I've got nothing but rave reviews for Knitch - my new LYS of choice...
*Even though this is just another boring dishcloth post, aren't you all excited that there are pictures again? I've been hit-and-run blogging for the last several posts. You all really shouldn't let me get away with such behavior!