Saturday, July 30, 2011

pet peeves...

Doncha just hate it when you make a swatch with some lovely natural fibre but you’ve used an acrylic/nylon for the waste yarn and when you go to press/iron (one of the real reasons why I use said fibre) the freakin’ acrylic marker row melts onto the iron!  *#?&%*
Visible gum chewers - at a seminar - think about it - do you chew with your mouth open, gum snapping and popping and the occasional spit ball escaping? How attractive is that? I get a headache just watching you - and you’re sitting right in front, apparently hanging on every word I say and I’m trying not to stare at you, hoping you don’t choke, and still trying to concentrate on staying on topic!! arrgh!!!
Working with a variegated yarn that is supposed to be dye-lot-ed and every piece looks different....
Making something when you have 2 - 500g cones of the same colour, same dye lot and you only need like 50g of the second cone - what are you going to do with that leftover 450g???
Attempting to make something out of the 450g cone and you run out on the last sleeve - bummer!!!
People who email with a question and then don’t even acknowledge the answer, never mind say thank you....
People who email with a stupid question with not enough information for me to answer... and then wait 5 days to reply to me and don’t include the first part of the question....
Trying to be politically correct- yeah, I know, you’re laughing at that one!!!
Those automatic checkouts at the grocery store....
Shade cards/colours of yarns on websites - how useless!
Underarm deodorant that promises to be invisible - yeah, right - and then it doesn’t even do the first job properly!
People who re-use waste yarn! what the heck is that all about? I know you have more yarn than you can ever possibly use in any way...
People who call me Mary...
People who don't really get me....

6 comments:

BammerKT said...

Knuckle cracking. To me it's just one wrung below the gross gum chewer.

Irisha said...

I hear ya!

Sheryl Evans said...

I guess I am on your 'doncha just hate it' list for the waste yarn. I reuse it constantly, until there is nothing left but knots.

I've never actually use an acrylic waste yarn with a natural fiber yarn & had the melting problem. I suppose it could happen, but I like to think that I am smarter than that, but who knows?? Sheryl

Sheryl Evans said...

P.S.
For the partial cone of yarn you could always knit a childs sweater & donate it to a local charity. Sheryl

sharonwue said...

450 g cones go to yarn swaps! Whatever happens, you won't have to see it being used as waste yarn somewhere else. lol.

Bellamalis1 said...

Sounds like the chocolate brown horror. Ordered 2 cones of Diamante for slacks and a top. Made the top first (big mistake) and used a different style that used too much yarn. When completing the slacks ran out of yarn. Ordered a new cone which turned out not to be the same dye lot. Finally tossed the entire outfit into the trash. Went to use up the third cone and ran out of yarn for the two armbands. Refused to either rip or toss this one. Found a variegated orange, brown, white ball of yarn and finally finished. When completed I had bought three cones of yarn and only had one top to show for it.