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!


Well, we all know what assuming does...

Coworker 1: If I like, gave her ten bucks do you think she could crochet me a blanket?
Coworker 2: Sure, string is cheap.
Coworker 3: And then you could tell everyone you made it, or like, sell it for a bunch of money as a family heirloom on eBay!
Coworker 1: Ohmahgosh you're right! If it's handmade noone can prove I didn't make it or that it's not a bazillion years old!

~ Submitted by Craftyjester via Ravelry

It should be mentioned that the "crocheter" referred to was actually a knitter. Can I say it? Can I say it!!??? KNITTAH PLEASE!!!

Well...I'm taking a day off tomorrow because I'll be in beautiful Ancram, NY prepping for the festival of the year! It's RHINEBECK TIME! And you know what Rhinebeck is right? A giant outdoors yarn shop!! Sharpen your pencils and bring a pad! I'll be adding my own gems to the ones that folks from Ravelry have been submitting next week!

If you're so inclined, I'm partaking in a bit of blogger bingo, so if you either have me on your square or just want to say "yo" feel free! There are many photos of me on my knitting blog, PassionKNITly! Have a great weekend!!


These comments don't even make logical sense!

Knitter is on a break from their job knitting.
Coworker #1: I wish I could crochet like her but I just can't sit there and do nothing.
Coworker #2: I know, it's like, so repetitive and totally dumb!
(Yes, she really was knitting.)

You think stuff like this sounds frustrating right? I think stuff like this sounds like more yarn for me come RHINEBECK! Also, I think a good response to this is to remind our numismatics that National Coin Licking week and National Coin Flipping week (the same week mind you!) are the last week of April.

I've got a pretty steady stream of in-coming overhearings! There's just shy of 50 members in the Overheard In A Yarnshop Ravelry group! It makes me so proud!! You can still submit your overhearings to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com, and I'll still accept them and put them on! I'm thinking of doubling up now too (what crazy talk!)


like, OMG!

Teen 1 to Teen 2 in line at the yarn store: I bought my new jeans for $40.00. I didn't know they even sold jeans for only $40.00!"

Submitted via Ravelry by JamieKnits in CA.

Ahh...sweet youth! Hop on over to the Overheard in a Yarn Shop Ravelry Group and check out who else is contributing to those 700 hits!

You can always submit to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com


It's All a Matter of Knowing Your Limits

Knitter (while making an intricate lace shawl on size 2 needles): I could never knit socks- they're so complicated!

Submitted via Ravelry by Firefairy

Submissions are starting to trickle in one by one! I've got a bit of a supply now, from other people too! Which is good because I've kinda run out of my own! Check out our Ravelry Profile if you're there already.

And at any rate, don't forget to submit to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com!!!



A Man takes a photo with a flash from outside the yarn shop.
He yells into the shop via the open door:
"French newspaper!"

Victim Knitter: Yarn perverts!!!

That's all she wrote. I honestly don't have any more quotes for you. I need your help to keep the site running! I know some of you have heard some amusing things from knitting shops! The Point isn't the only place around that's got some crazy stuff going on!

I keep a notebook around with me all the time (it's tiny and fits in my purse) and I write down this kind of stuff to post later. I'm a pretty lazy person, and I've managed to come up with all this fodder, so I know some of you out there can do it!

Send any submissions to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com!!


The Mark of a Knitting Sensei

I trust you, you've got a knitting tattoo.

~The Point NYC

Alright, this week at Stitchn' Bitch gave me just a few more overhearings, so if you've got anything, submit it to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com


Put Your Best Foot Forward

Lady stops and reads a sign on how to open the door aloud for two minutes. She then trips on her way through instead of stepping down - like it says on the sign, under the number two. She looks at the LYSO and says 'why didn't you put 'watch your step' first, any idiot can figure out how to open the door'"
- Submitted by Irish Ewe in Maine

Thanks to Irish Ewe for her submission! You can be as cool as Irish Ewe by submitting your own overhearings to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com.


I hate it when I drop the ball!

Knitter 1 to Knitter 2: Hey! You're dropping your balls!

I think this is one of my favorites! It just so happens to be one of my last overhearings though. If you hear anything in a yarn shop, or even outside of a yarn shop that's knitting related, submit it to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com.

Seriously...I'm way hardup for material here and in order to keep the site going, I need submissions.


Winding down

The Worst Knitting Pickup Line Ever
Male muggle to lace knitter: So...you've done this before?
- Annie's in Manhattan

Alright kids...I'm just about at the end of my overhearings. Now, I've lead this struggle for about a good two to three weeks (excepting yesterday, sorry about that I was a little tipsy and didn't want to Blog Under the Influence - BUI?). I'm thinking that some of you out there have to have some priceless gems that you're selfishly holding onto! Share, SHARE!! Drop an email to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com today!!


I've been knitting this sweater so long...

I thought Knitting was gay when you started knitting this!
- The Point

YUP! We're back to my over hearings at the Point, so you'd better submit some of your own or I'm going to have to change the name of this thing to Overheard at the Point! Make any submissions you want (there's no maximum!) to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com. Be sure to leave some sort of location (city/state is fine if you don't want to leave the name of the store)!


Where's Tink?

"Every night I think the yarn faeries come out and unknit everything I just knit!"

~ Submitted by A Little Quacky

If you overhear something in a yarn shop, drop me a line at overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com and feel free to join our Ravelry group! We've got about 40 members there by now, which is AWESOME!!!


Frustration at its best

Oh! For the love of swatch!!
- from someone else at The Point!

Bring on the submissions!!! If you overhear anything in a yarn shop, you know the drill! drop an email off to overheardinayarnshop(at)gmail(dot)com