Archive for December, 2002

So, I had an

Posted by jackie blue on December 4th, 2002

So, I had an appt. in midtown this morning, and although it was on the east side, there was a bus down the block that got me almost exactly where I’d need to be for the Smiley’s hotel sale, so how could I not go? I got there about 11:45 and was told that it started at 12, but I could walk to the room anyway. So I get there and a few people are already there shopping, so I went in. What a pleasure being one of the first there and no crowds! But I walked around in a daze so much that by the time I was putting things in my basket, it started to fill up. I ran into Meema, one of our SnB members, and she held a microphone to my face as I chatted with her about spending too much money. She was interviewing shoppers for a radio show. Anyway, I honestly didn’t love anything (what a snob I am, it was mostly cheap stuff) but I still kept throwing things in my basket till I had spent $130! This is insane for an under-employed person. But, it’s done. I was a little dismayed to find that 2 of the things I bought, advertised as wool and alpaca, ended up having 40% acrylic in it when I read the label at home. I’m not a lover of acrylics, but it’s still not too shabby for cheap stuff (Lion Brand Alpaka), and I bought it in 2 colors, so I’ll deal. It might just become dog sweaters, who knows, though I think it will make cute hat and scarf sets, or even a casual sweater. I’d better stay away from that place the next few days.

It’s been too long

Posted by jackie blue on December 3rd, 2002

It’s been too long since I’ve been to SnB, and I’m determined to return tonight, even if I have to leave my place of work early and have someone else finish up the layouts. I basically stole the work from her anyway (ha) so it’s no big deal if I bolt, I guess. I am up to the sleeves on the Caterpillar, and want to finish that sweater before the holidays. I have at least 3 parties coming up and want to wear that at least once, but it’s not looking too good. And poor Mom, it was 15 degrees this morning and I haven’t finished her scarf. Not that she doesn’t have others, but still. Anyway, it’ll be good to get out tonight, I’ve been too much of a homebody lately and I hate that. First my mom’s home the week of Thanksgiving, and then a good part of the weekend in mine, though I got in some wandering/shopping with my friend Lianne on Sunday, and that was good, it’s been a long time since I’ve just hung out with some of my friends outside of the usual gang.