We are everywhere!

Crochet squares

Baby blanket squares

The everyday stuff

I took my car in today for an oil change and tire rotation.  I was surprised to see the place so empty.  Then again, it was the middle of the week around the time that most 9-to-5’ers would have been at their posts.

Since I was the only one in the waiting room, Jimmy (the manager) tried to hand me the television remote, telling me I could watch whatever I wanted.  When Oprah’s opening credits rolled across the screen, I told him I wasn’t much of a fan of the typical daytime TV fare.  Besides, since I wasn’t sure how long it would take, I’d brought along some crochet for a  baby blanket in progress.  He looked surprised and said, “Wow.  You’re the third person this week to bring your knitting – or whatever it is you do with sticks – in here.”

I quickly replied, “This is crochet. And we’re everywhere.”

Jimmy is a slender, freckle-faced redhead who must be all of 25.  He tilted his chin up a bit, pointed a work-stained finger in my direction and laughed.  “Well at least help yourself to the coffee,” he said.  “It’s fresh.”

La Cabeza Love Yarn

"La Cabeza Love" Yarn

The gift of kindness

A while back, I did a random comment yarn giveaway.  Anyone who knows me understands how happy-making it is for me to give the gift of yarn.  There is never any expectation of reciprocity.

Imagine my surprise when I returned from the auto shop to discover that what I’d given had come back to me.   Behold my gorgeous new yarn, courtesy of Jen at Knitting Like Crazy.  She even named the colorway after my nom de plume, “La Cabeza Love,” my first ever eponymous yarn.  I tried really hard to capture the soft steel-gray blue shade, but the daylight is pretty meager at the moment.

It’s always a pleasure to open the mailbox and find something like this.  Makes the bills that were tucked underneath seem not quite so important for the moment.

7 comments to We are everywhere!

  • heheh – I’m known as the “sock knitting lady” at my car repair shop.

    And I LOVE your yarn…it’s sooooo pretty – no one deserves a colorway named for them more than you do!

  • Jen

    Glad you enjoyed the yarn! Yarny surprises are the best! 🙂

  • Ha, that’s a nice car service station guy! It’s so lovely to get surprises in the mail! I’ve got 4 packages today, all paid for, and awaited eagerly by me. :o)

  • What a sweet and thoughtful surprise!

  • meg

    Yay! How fabulous to have such a gorgeous yarn made & named just for you! <3

  • What a pretty blue!
    Out here, if I take my knitting (usually a sock or scarf) to knit while waiting at the doctor or dentist, I am treated weirdly. There are a lot of knitters/crocheters in California, but here in the Central Valley, we can be eyed askance by the general public.

  • I always knit or crochet when I get an oil change – in fact, I’m probably the only customer who doesn’t mind if there’s a long wait or a lot of cars head of me, because it’s just more time to relax and knit!

    Congrats on the lovely, lovely colorway.