oops, long time, no post!

Where did that week go!? How is it that I didn't really post at all? Ah well, here are some to tide you over. All were submitted from ALittleQuacky via email:

How to follow directions
Knitter: after looking at sign It says "Come sit and Knit?" Does that mean we can sit and knit?

The biggest problem a knitter faces is getting into the LYS
Knitter: noticing yarn store Look! A yarn store!
husband/friends dragging knitter away: No it isn't!

To submit, drop an email off to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com or visit our Ravelry Group!


Two to make up for an upgrade!

Knit Socks vs. Macy's Socks
Yarnsumer: Do you have any DPNs smaller than size 5?
LYSO: Maybe. ~digs in drawer~ I have 1 1/2's, will that do?
Yarnsumer: I guess.
Propreitor: What are you knitting, socks?
LYSO: Yes, as a matter of fact.
Other Customer: You know you can get those at Macy's.
LYSO: ~nods knowingly~
Yarnsumer drops her jaw in shock.

~submitted by A. Nonny Mouse

So, sorry for not posting yesterday. I upgraded my operating system (I have a Mac) from Mac 10.3.9 to 10.5. This is obviously a huge jump, and I just got so excited and into testing out all the fun features last night that I plain forgot to post. But here's another overhearing to make up for it!

Let's admit we've all been here and move on....
Yarnsumer: Before you close I need to buy some needles
LYSO: Oh! You're here as an actual customer!

~submitted by ALittleQuacky

The Ravelry Group is actually quite active and there's a lot of really cool overhearings there that I've been posting here. If you hear something in a yarn shop or hear something fiber related somewhere else, you can post to the Ravelry site, or send an email to overhearinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com.


Your Mom!

Knitter to KnitterFriend: It's like your mom in string form!

I'm sorry...I said this one tonight at Anthropologie's Wenlan Chia workshop. Hey, at least it's a new location right? I just thought it was too funny to not post.

If you want to submit, drop an email off to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com or visit our Ravelry Group!



International tourist after walking around the store: "But what exactly do you sell?"

~ submitted via email by ALittleQuacky

Yay! New submissions!!! To submit, drop an email off to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com or visit our Ravelry Group!


Sometimes you've got to wonder why no-knitters go to yarn shops

Non-Knitter to LYS Owner: What do you mean I have to knit it myself? Why can't I buy that one right there instead? It's all made and everything.

Alright folks, I'm really running out of good stuff here. I'm sure you've heard something amusing recently while you were at a yarn shop or even while you were out somewhere else maybe someone said something about knitting you weren't expecting. All you've got to do is jot it on down and email it over to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com or visit our Ravelry Group!


The joy of customization

Customer (of dubious knitting ability looking at a pink scarf): This is cute, but I hate pink. What's it look like in blue?

~ Submitted via Ravelry by TheIrishEwe

You'll notice TheIrishEwe gets this thing!! Send in your submissions!!! To submit, drop an email off to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com or visit our Ravelry Group!


Of course, we always hide our best yarns...

Knittah - standing in front of a wall of 60-70 colors of Cascade 220 - Do you have any Cascade 220? It's the ONLY yarn I ever knit with and I've looked all over and as I can spot any of their colors from a mile away, I know you must have it hidden somewhere!

~ Submitted by TheIrishEwe via Ravelry

C'mon folks! I know you heard some crazy and funny things at RHINEBECK or the LYS this weekend! Let's not pretend! Submit them to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com or on our Ravelry Group

Too much?

Yarnsumer: "Is this too blue?"
Knitter: I think it's really pretty."
Yarnsumer: "But is it too blue?"
Knitter: "I don't know. Do you like blue?"
Yarnsumer: "It's for my (aunt/friend/sister) and she like blue but I don't know if this is too blue."
Knitter: "Well, you most likely know them better that I do, and color is really a personal choice. If you like it, I think it's the right blue."
Yarnsumer: ....pause.... "Ok, I guess.....but is it too blue???"
~submitted by kntimetogether via Ravelry

If you've overheard something amsuing or exhasperating at a LYS or knitterly event, drop a line to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com or check out our Ravelry Group!