Friday, October 28, 2011

The thing I do worst.

Mmmm. . . the Sweet Alyssum have a delightful fragrance, and are still blooming as though it were summer.
Every Sunday afternoon my brother and I visit our mom. He has watched me knit many pairs of socks, so I decided to make a pair for him. Nice chocolate colored socks.
One of my co-workers had a birthday, so I made this charming cat pillow for her.
It is hard to believe that this will ever look like
this, but it's supposed to. I'll keep you posted.
The thing I do worst is shop. I have told you many times that the only way I like to shop is if I can walk to the store. Then I at least have the fun of walking to take away the pain of shopping. Last year you lived through my raincoat saga with me. That same raincoat is one year older and more decrepit this year. I went to a store with the word "coat" in the name (as in Burlington Coat Factory) . Do you think they had raincoats? No, but I did buy a small vacuum cleaner. The cashier asked if I found everything I needed. "I was looking for a raincoat," I told her.
" Well, at least you didn't leave empty handed," she said. (I didn't say "thank you for your help."
The next store I went to has clothes and coats and shoes, so I asked about raincoats. The saleswoman looked surprised, and said, "We don't have raincoats," as though I had asked if they had fishing bait. Excuse me! I live in Northeast Ohio. It rains here. It rains so much that this year we surpassed the all time record high rainfall for the area since the time anyone has kept records for such things. If you like to walk, you need a raincoat. The twelve year old one is all very well for just walking, but many of our walks go among civilized people.
So I ordered one from a catalog. When it arrived someone near and dear to me said, "Is there a reason you ordered that color? Is it supposed to be that long?" I didn't like it either, so I sent it back.
The third try should be the charm, don't you think? I just ordered a different one. Different color, different length, and four inside pockets. We'll see.
Hey - it's the weekend! Enjoy.

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

Shopping isnt much fun these days is it. To me the shops always seem crowded with stuff but most of it doesnt seem to be what you need or usual. I hope your new raincoat turns out Ok. I have ordered clothes online a lot lately and find it so much easier.
Love seeing your knitting.

ladydi said...

Thanks, Suzanne! I have you and your mum to thank for getting me started on knitting. It is the most perfect portable, quiet project.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I love your Alysyum some of the ones I planted did live
and I'm hoping this Spring will multiply.. I also love those brown socks < you have become some sock knitter ..they look very very good. I don't like that ole dog!:o(

ladydi said...

Thanks, Ginny! I think the dog is kind of cute in a wrinkley kind of way.

Daisy said...

I love the cat pillow, Diana, and I think the dog is cute as can be! I'll look forward to seeing the finished project. I know what you mean about shopping. I don't care for it, either. I want to go to one store, find what I need, and check out. I don't like having to go to store after store trying to find what I need.

ladydi said...

Daisy, you're a girl after my own heart! Did you ever buy a vacuum cleaner when you meant to buy a raincoat? At a COAT store??

Daisy said...

Hahaha! I don't believe I've done that, but it does sound like something that could easily happen to me. :-D

Locket Pocket said...

I hope your new raincoat fits the bill - my new one isn't waterproof at all and I got soaked when I wore it in the rain! :o(

ladydi said...

Lucy, I hope you can return it for a refund so you can get one that actually keeps you dry. They need a shower at the store so we can try it out!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I still don't like that ole dog, even if Daisy thinks it's cute :o(

ladydi said...

LOL, Ginny! It's from a book called "Knit Your Own Dog" and it has 25 different dog patterns. I chose the English Bulldog because one of my co-workers breeds them, and I thought it would make a nice change for a baby gift. She is expecting another grandchild, and I've already made three baby quilts for her family. It's time for a change!