From NYC to the Windy City!!

"How did stitches get added just by taking it home?"
-Arcadia Knitting, Chicago
Submitted by Katy

Submissions are actually starting to roll in! It's also great to see the Ravelry Group pick up people and submissions. I'm really excited for this post to expand us out of the Tri-State area! Hopefully we'll be getting more submissions that aren't from The Point. Not that I don't like The Point, but there's only so much that can be said and quoted at one store.

No matter where you are, you can submit the random ramblings of your fellow addicts at overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com anytime! Even now!


The Expert and New Ravelry Group!

The Expert
Shop goer: Can somebody recommend a color for this pattern?
Fashion Institute of Technology student: looking puzzled What's the pattern? And the gauge?
Shop Goer: Funny you should ask because I think there is something not right with the pattern. It's a little girls dress with this gorgeous smocking but it calls for size 14 needles.
FIT student: Oh, children's patterns rarely call for large needles.
Shop Goer: Actually, when you think of it, you are right, maybe it is European sizing, oh, well whatever, I just like the dress I'll make it anyway, what color do you think?
FIT Student: Whoa, what a minute, what needles does it call for? We have to figure out your gauge first and the size dress you want and...
Shop Goer: Please, I really only need help with the color, I can figure out the rest.
FIT Student: Well, it can get rather complicated with stitches per inch and adjusting for size and, well, you'd have to be a math genius to do all of that.
Shop Goer: I can't say that I'm a genius but I am a PhD in Applied Mathematics, does that count?
FIT student: gulping there are some lovely colors in a superwash over here.
- Submitted by Deborah

You too can be as cool as Deborah! To submit things you've overheard, all you have to do is send an email to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com!

Or check us out on Ravelry by clicking the link below! I just started a new group, and I'm psyched that people are actually checking out the site!


My going rate is $2 an hour

My going rate is $2/hr
I am my own sweatshop

- the Point NYC

OK, seriously now, aren't you sick of reading all these quotes from the SAME place every day?! Don't you wish you could get a little different point of view? Don't you people hear anything!!??

If you do, submit it to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com!



Uhh...it looks red and fuzzy...
This wasn't really overheard, but seen, so it doesn't really fit the criteria, but I thought it was worth sharing

This weekend my local yarn store "Knit" in Charleston South Carolina had a big sale. It was mobbed with very excited knitters, from college-age girls to senior ladies, and one older gentleman. He was standing in the needle section of the store with a long list and an overwhelmed look on his face. I asked if somebody had put him to work, and he replied that his wife had sent him. She is ill, and had just recently taken up knitting, so he was helping her complete her needle collection. I saw him later, talking to her on a cell phone, and discussing what type of yarn he should pick up for her. It was very sweet, and gave me a warm-fuzzy feeling.

~Laura at Knit

Sorry I haven't been posting much. Late last week I ran out of things. It's hard to overhear things! Laura sent me this on Sunday and I was somewhat sick yesterday, so here's today's installment! Seriously, if you're out there lurking (I know there are lurkers because the ratio of submissions to hits counted are real slim, and no, I personally haven't clicked on the site over 300 times since I started it!

Send your submissions to: overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com ASAP!


Bring on the Submissions!!!

12 Step Program for Knitters
Step 1: Get a stop watch.

Step 2: Line up 12 unfinished projects. (You know you have that many.)

Step 3: Work on the first project in line for 12 hours. It doesn't have to be 12 hours in a row, but don't work on any other project until you have spent 12 hours with that one. When 12 hours is up, move it to the back of the line. When you finish one project, go find another unfinished project to put at the back of the line. (You know you still have more hiding somewhere.)

Step 4: Repeat Step 3.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3.

- Submitted by Katy, Annie's in NYC

Submit anything you overhear at a yarn shop to: overheardatayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com


more, More, MORE!!

Look Ma! No swatch!
Knitter 1: Do I HAVE to do a gauge swatch?!?!?!
Knitter 2: No, you only have to do a gauge swatch if you want your sweater to fit.
- Upper West Side, NYC

Don't leave home without 'em
SNBer 1 (looking at pg 166 of the Fall 2007 Vogue Knitting): I see them at Rhinebeck a lot.
SNBer 2: What? Pants?!
- The Point, NYC

Just a random note, after I posted the "Turn Your Heartache Into Joy" last night, don'tcha know that that song was the one that was playing when my radio alarm clock went off this morning!!??

As a reminder: This site can only be as awesome as you folk make it! Send your submissions into overheardatayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com!!!


Third Installment

No More Butterfly Kisses!
"If I ever reach for that type of yarn again, I want you to break my arm"

- talking about some eyelash yarn; Hillsdale, NJ

Turn Your Heartache Into Joy
If you can't be, with the yarn you love, love the yarn you're with.

- The Point NYC

Don't forget to send your submissions into overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com!!

This site can only be as good as you make it!


And away we go!

Aww, I like your balls too!
Last night: "Ooooh! I really like your balls!"
- Submitted by Mary in NYC

Make it work
Lady 1: I don't have room in my suitcase for this.
Lady 2: Then you'll just have to knit it and then wear it on the plane.

- Stitches Midwest, '07

Send your submissions into overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com!



So, you're familiar with Overheard in NY. Well, welcome to Overheard In A Yarn Shop!

Drop me an email with your random quote from a yarn shop (any yarn shop, anywhere) and I'll try to upload them daily. Bonus points if you submit the name of the yarn shop!*


Here, I'll start:

Until the nuclear fallout happens...

"I'd be the one to knit a sweater with 3 arms!"

@ The Point NYC

*Bonus points cannot actually be redeemed for anything.