I promise, we are always nice and friendly to everyone who comes into the shop, and we're also ultra aware that some people are not in the hospital for happy occasions like the birth of a baby, so we try to be accommodating and kind to everyone. But this woman took the cake, and I'm pretty sure she took at least one other item that she didn't pay for. WHO STEALS FROM A HOSPITAL GIFT SHOP??? Ugh, people. Well, person. But ugh.
In better news about random people, the other day I went to the mall and parked across from a really pretty dark gray Mini Cooper. Side note: it's a Mini thing to try and park next to one if you come across one in the parking lot, so of course you know I do that whenever possible. Anyway, I did my shopping and as I was leaving, I followed a woman out who was wearing a nicely coordinated gray outfit. Sure enough, she walked right to the gray Mini - so of course I had to say hello and we chatted about our cars for a few minutes. As I turned to open the door to my car, I saw my reflection in the window and realized that I was wearing all blue - and I wondered, do Mini owners unconsciously dress to match their cars? Or, do we choose our car color because we love it, and already own a lot of that particular color of clothing? A question for the ages, haha.
Last weekend as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across this:
Wait a minute - that's my blog post!
I have to say, it felt weird to know that total strangers were seeing that post and clicking on it to read my blog. I mean, I know there are people who read my blog all the time who are strangers to me, but this felt different. I don't do social media for my blog - no Instagram or Twitter, and I don't have a Facebook page for it, so I'm definitely not used to seeing my blog pimped out like that. I haven't worked at growing my blog audience beyond people finding it on their own; my unease at this harmless Facebook mention pretty much solidified that decision...I might blog, but I'm not gonna mention it.
I haven't shown you any of my knitting projects in a while; reason being that most of them are gifts and the gift occasion hasn't happened yet. But here's a hat I made, just for fun:
Yarn is Miss Babs Yowza in Perfectly Wreckless colorway, pattern is KitKat Hat.
I also started working on my cardigan again. The weather cooled down so I picked it back up, and even though it's warmed up once more, I'm still inspired enough to sweat through working on it. Plus I have a helper:
Kip. I can't read the instructions when you sleep on them!!!
Look at this - it's a button band, complete with vertical buttonholes! This is big progress, people.
As with most of my knitting projects, I do things more than once to get them right, and the many hundreds of stitches on the button band that I had to pick up and knit to get it started? I did it twice. I had gotten them all picked up, which took quite a few hours, when I realized that my spacing got better as I went along...so, I ripped it out and restarted the button band. I'm glad I did, too - it looks more balanced. I have the shawl collar to complete, and then one sleeve...and then? I'll be wearing my handknit sweater! Hopefully the weather will cooperate so I won't be sweating to death in it. You never know in Texas...I might have to wait until January for a cold day!
Jeff and I are running 6 miles on Saturday and then we'll be spectating a race on Sunday that most of our Renegades will be running in, which will be fun - I love getting to see my friends cross the finish line. Have a great weekend!