knitxcore.: Tribble-tastic.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Tribble-tastic.

Tribble Dishcloth

You maybe wondering what this is, but first we're going to discuss what it is not.


Kitty Beret

French Kitty

It is not a cat beret! As badly as Adrienne wanted it to be a special cat sized beret that she could wear while watching Amelie and eating stinky cheeses, this mysterious knitted circle is 1870 Pearl's Tribble dishcloth. It knitted up super quickly, involved fun construction techniques and helped me get over being really angry at the lady from the LYS. It's really absorbent, and I'm putting tribbles under all of my houseplants.

OHHHHHHH!!!! W8 a second! I forgot that I haven't shared that story with you all, yet. Midnight Purls and I frequent a Stitch 'n' Bitch (i hope I'm not infringing on any copyright laws typing that!) at our LYS. We've been going for a few months now, off and on. We can't make it every week, but who can? So, last sunday, MP calls to make sure that they are, in fact, open. The woman who answered the phone was kind of short with her but, it was assumed that maybe she was busy. MP picked me up, we stopped by Starbux, and went to the LYS. (Keep in mind, MP has already driven an hour in total.) We go in and the store is a mess, the regular ladies no longer work there and there is one customer in the store. We kindly inform the woman behind the counter that our group (who meets every sunday) will be in soon and that we were wanted to get the table ready. She said she had no clue what we were talking about and informed us that ,"there will be no bitching". Can you stand it? srsly? The woman was once again short and walked away before answering any questions. After standing there in shock for about 3 minutes, we decided to leave this episode of the "knitting twilight zone" and we would go home and order yarn online and watch a movie. What crazy events led to this strange "stitch-uation"? How am I going to get in touch with the people I liked from the LYS? Does that woman's fun fur poncho itch so badly that she was already in a bad mood when we got there?

Needless to say, it will probably be quite a while before MP and I step into Fiber Arts Studio's Yarn shops again. Small, independent businesses should offer stellar customer service. After all, it's all they've got. If I wanted half-assed answers or someone to stand behind the register and grunt, I'd go to A.C Moore.

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12 comments:

Andrea said...

What a BITCH. Go to Woolbearer's they're nice. Why are so many yarn shop owners so freaking bitchy??
Andrea (formerly Knitalia-it was just too much work!)

Deneen said...

Cool Tribble!

Damn, I never even got to go to Fiber Art's Studio at all and now a crapola review.

Totally understand with AC Moore....

pamela wynne said...

Dude. So not cool.

sunneshine said...

If they have a website - drop them a line and let the know what cr@ppy service you received. Whether or not you ever go there again - they should know that they are driving away customers!!

Obsidian Kitten said...

omg!! "there will be no bitching"--but that doesn't mean there won't be a BEEYATCH!

man, i'd for sure order online. i'm all for supporting local business (lord knows, i had one) but not for supporting local bad attitude.

and i lurve the tribble!

Helena said...

It's so funny that Andrea said to go to Woolbearers! That's where we're going next weekend! It's just a shame WB is such a long drive for me, or I'd go there once a week!

Calling Kahlo said...

That blows what a horrible way to handle customers. Was the person who said this an employee or the owner? That is strange behavior.

said...

What?! Ridiculous. You should definitely boycott. If anyone working at my LYS ever did that I'd just die. Bitching and knitting are like peanut butter and jelly!

Abigail said...

I'm so glad that you like the pattern. I have a lot of fun knitting those silly things.

Thanks for sharing yet another way to use them. Very clever:D

lupinbunny said...

i know what happened to her kindness mojo. it upped and flew to my LYS. i always used to get awful service there, but kept going back because often it's the only place in town to get some stuff... and the past few times they've been nice. the very most recent time they went above and beyond the call of duty (they broke a 'store rule' about fat quarters to help me out).

pins&needles said...

You should've said "well, looks like you certainly done enough bitching for everyone!" haha! I love being smart with people.

Jana said...

I want to support one of the 2 LYS's I have to choose from but my choices are basically "Nice but high on novelty yarn and expensive" or "Well stocked, but completely unorganized and rude staff." This is why I shop online...