I changed my blog style/design last night. I think it looks better now – easier to read. Maybe more boring. I will keep looking around until I find something that just – fits, you know?
Yesterday when I was out shopping at a nearby yarn store I was able to cash in a 20% discount. Whee! The bad thing is that I would have made this deal a lot sooner had they given me their envelope system. Lots of receipts never made it into the tally, probably about $200 worth of purchases, and they are only looking for $300 to get the 20% off discount.
I have a like/hate thing going with this particular yarn shop. I love that it is quirky. But I don’t like the business attitude of the owner. She makes a big, big deal about using credit cards or debit cards. Supposedly they won’t take either for anything under $25, but I have never been able to take a stand on using a credit or debit card on even a $90 purchase. They pointedly ask if you are carrying your checks? Then give you a speech. I always crumble. Damn.
There was a person with a small purchase and she did not have any checks. The clerk kind of leaned on her to make a bigger purchase, which she wouldn’t. The owner gave her the speech, several pointed looks, and then some dramatic sighs, and then they let her use her card, all the while making a big deal about it. I bet they lost a customer.
Are there any store people online that can tell me how much the charge is for using a debit card? I know of another shop that does the same thing.
I think the crabbiness about it is what really ticks me off. Post your guidelines and kindly remind people, but to get a lecture – I just don’t know what that accomplishes – I would think less sales, but maybe I am just being naive.
Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Onto the pics:
I found (and bought) this cool drink bottle yesterday.
It says, "feeling unraveled. . . knit!". It has a nice built-in handle, but 2 pics of a water bottle seems a bit excessive.
Here is a somewhat decent pic of the Highland Triangle Shawl start:
Now imagine less neon, and the greens are more natural. Less blue.
It will block very nicely. I just can’t bring myself to up my needle size because the sloppiness just kills me. I would rather block it to within an inch of its life.
Now, off for a late-ish shower, a trip to the bank, and some shopping before it gets too hot out. I am dealing with some major hot-flash moments lately. Sometimes it really sucks to be me.