Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Yarn Shop Stories

Looking down onto the main shopping centre in Tavistock.
You can't help but admire the quirky english buildings
and landscape.
Photograph: © Tony Atkin
I wasn't sure what to share with you today so I compiled a list of blog ideas. On that list was the rather vague idea of 'funny stories'. Trying to keep with the craft theme, I thought I would share with you some of my funny Yarn Shop Stories. 

One afternoon I was shopping in Tavistock when it began to pore down with rain. To escape the deluge, I sought cover in my local yarn shop, Soft Touch Needlecrafts. I ran in, shook my rather long, tangled hair, spraying the room with rain water. I waddled through the sewing section of the store, and into my favourite part, the yarn room. Or heaven, as I like to call it.

I'd managed to hide myself in a rather cramped corner, and was sifting through the mountain of Baby DK they have on offer, when a young girl (about my age, 18+) and her grandmother wafted in. I popped my head round an enormous skein of Aran yarn and watched the following enfold.

 The Grandmother charged towards a basket of Rico Design Pompon yarn (a basket I myself keep well away from), she picked up a ball for each hand and as she was inspecting them said to her granddaughter: "What do you think of these? I could make you a scarf with them?!"
"No thanks, Grandma..."
The Grandmother dropped the balls of yarn (not really caring if they fell on the floor or not, fortunately she has a very good aim and they landed perfectly in the basket) and scurried over to a basket full of eyelash yarn. Pointing to the basket as she said: "Now, what do you think of this. I could knit you one of those fashionable scarves with this stuff! What colour would you like?!"
"I'm ok, thank you Grandma" the young girl sighed.

Now, I swear to you, that the Grandmother went around the shop in this fashion for ten minutes. I couldn't help smiling every time I heard "OOOOH! What about this one dear?! I'm sure you'd like this!" from across the store as I carried on perusing the yarns on offer. I thought it was very sweet yet amusing how desperate she was to knit her granddaughter a scarf.

I do have other yarn shop anecdotes I'll share with you at a later date... do you have any amusing yarn shop stories to share? If so, write them in the comments or, write a blog post all about it and tweet me the link, or leave it in the comments section below :)

1 thoughts:

  1. Hello! A fellow Blogtoberfest participant stopping by for a visit...

    Thanks for sharing this cute story!! I was about to say that I didn't have a funny story to share but then I remembered the day one of my knitting buddies was ga-ga over the handsome boyfriend of a SHOPPER in the store and asking the young man a million questions!! It was my friends b-day and I offered to take a picture of her with the handsome man but she said NO...The girl was in VERY good humor about the whole thing and she now comes around to knit with us on the weekly late night =-)

    Just goes to show you, that we knitters are pretty easy about many things...except our knitting!! ;)

    I will try to stop by and peek again - Happy Blogtoberfest!


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