26 July 2008

I hate Stitch by Stitch (yarn store in Highland, IN)!!!

I'm sick of it being okay to get back service or be disrespected while spending good money at yarn stores. I went to Stitch by Stitch in Highland, IN when I first moved to Merrillville. It's a small shop. They seem to mainly carry Noro, but they do have Dream in Color and some other fun stuff. I felt that most of their stuff was overpriced considering all the yarn stores in the area I've been, too, but that's her right as the owner. The Classy DiC was $22 and $27 for the Smooshy. I browse for about an hour, and then, after feeling a bit guilty, I felt like I needed to buy something. That was my first mistake. So, I grabbed [this][1] because Eric wants camo colored socks, and it was the perfect colors. It was $19 on the tag. I felt that that was more than I had paid before, but whatever... I love the boy. When I got home, I realized I had been charged almost $2 too much. I called, and we agreed that she'd fix it next time I came in. Two months went by, and I found the receipt. So, while I was out running errands today, I thought I would stop by. I found a skein of yarn in the sale bin that I liked, and I figured I would be on my way. They did have the Smooshy color I had been hunting for in the sock area, but the price was still $27. I asked the owner about it, and she said that stores in the area were obviously underselling by several dollars. I said fine. In my head, I thought, well, I guess I'll be shopping there. It didn't stop though. She kept going on about how I was wrong about her overpricing which isn't even what I said to her. There were at least 5 people in the store, and needless to say, I didn't appreciate being humilated in that way. Her loss though... I won't be bag, and I spend way too much money on yarn! Hell, I spent $1500 at Chix with Stix in like 6 months. I guess I'll just have to cruise down to the Valpo store because they have great service and many options.

23 July 2008

Yummies from a Starbucks Swap

Yummy stuff from my Starbucks swap pal, Lisa. I was truly spoiled. Thank you so much!
I didn't even know Cascade made sock yarn! Fun!!!
probably the only Starbucks cup I hadn't bought and one I really wanted...

17 July 2008

Round 3 Photos

Round 3

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?

d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermoine are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermoine are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or False?

b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?

a. Emmeline Vance

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?

b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?

d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?

d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?

c. yellow

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.

b. Padma Patil

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?

d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermoine for Christmas?

a. "New Theory of Numberology"

What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?


09 July 2008

I want more than I get.

I want more...

more love from Eric

more respect from work

more peace from family

more obeying from Dega

more completed knitted things

more patience

just fucking more!

You ever have a few weeks in a row where so much happens that you can't even blog about it... that it's just too exhausting to relive by putting it all out there. Well, I'm there. I wish I could verbally blog. I could just talk and the computer would put it on here...

a girl can want more, right?

08 July 2008

HSKS5 Kit from Emma Kettleburn - AMAZING!!!

Look how spoiled I am! A great handkit bag in my favorite colors, Navy Blue and Hot Pink, puppy face magnetic page markers, Size 2 Harmony DPNs, Harmony Cable Needles, a row counter bracelet (I love these!), 8 stitch markers, a sock pattern, a Kooky Klicker pen, People Crackers for Dega, a hot dog toy for Dega, a puppy pack of toys for Dega, Andes mints (my fave) that didn't last 5 minutes, Lindt chocolate, a lovely note, a HP Timeturner Sticker kit and not 1, not 2 BUT 3 skeins of yarn! Yum! Thank you, Emma K! You truly amazed me.
Dega loves the People Crackers. That was the coolest idea!
Truly spoiled!

07 July 2008

Can't Get Online at Home


I left my personal laptop in Ohio for Eric to use, and come to find out, my work laptop is having issue with my internet. I have lots to post, and I can't do it here at work. Please be patient with me.

Emma K, I did get my kit, and you are amazing. A full post to follow...

02 July 2008

Starbucks Swap! Yummy!

1. Full nameTanya Michelle but most people call me Tia
2. Ravelry ID TiaPixy
3. Email address at the gmail
4. Blog address (if you have one) www.ramblings-of-a-silly-girl.blogspt.com
5. Handmade item you desire in the swap (bag, cup cozy, etc.) Whatever my spoiler's heart desires
6. Starbucks item you desire (gift card, mug, beans, etc.) gift card or cup I love love love their travel cups.
7. Favorite Starbucks beverage/bean Whipped Caramel Macciato or Whipped Caramel Apple Cide
8. Favorite snack food chocolate
9. Favorite color(s)Navy Blue, Hot Pink, Emerald Green
10. Favorite fragrance spiced cider
11. What types of things do you like to knit?anything really
12. Do you spin?no
13. Do you dye your own yarn?no
14. Favorite yarns Malabrigo... Though, I've always wanted to try Socks that Rock
15. Favorite needles I have some harmony needles, but I find that I knit tight... So, they can snap.
16. Do you have any allergies? Gluten
17. Would you be willing to prepare an angel kit if necessary? I could help.
18. Do you have any special requests? no
19. Do you have any pets?Dega the monster Maltese puppy
20. Is your home smoking or nonsmoking? non though I smoke outside