I went and bought yarn for my SP today, and I ended up having a huge conversation with the lady at one of my LYSes. She is just lovely - not at all condescending - and she spun the yarn I picked herself! We were talking about whether the tiger-stripey Opal sock yarn will make it to Australia (she's checking with the importer!), and she pulled out all these Lion Brand colour cards. Apparently there is someone who is gonna start importing Lion Brand on a large scale - for huge prices per ball! She won't get it in, which I'm not sad about. BUT she's thinking of getting in the soysilk, which would be so very, very cool.
It's nice to talk about yarn with someone who really knows their stuff!
I wrote the editor of a knitting mag yesterday. I won't name it, but there was an article inside that rather explicitly stated:
There is no copyright on the name [Stitch and Bitch], and Stitch and Bitch chapters and the like have sprung up everywhere.
Thought that was interesting. Might be true for Australia. Either way, I wanted to know. Haven't got a reply yet, but that may be due to the other comments I made. But hey, I personally wouldn't have put a link to You Knit What in there, and then printed a pattern which had the triple-threat horror of a novelty yarn, knitted skirt that was sure to seat, and fishnet holes where on most women it is rather vital to have fabric, all in the one garment, but it's their funeral. Sort of seems to be asking for it somewhat.
Fed up with men who can't communicate what they want when they think it isn't what I want to hear. Well, man. And fed up with the makers of strapless bras, and their cups that squish in one size, then gape in the next. If there's an uglier bit of underwear, I don't wanna know about it. Or pay $50 for the privellige of wearing it. But I do want to wear that lovely dress to the wedding on the weekend, so I can stop with the whining!