So I frogged the Embossed Leaves socks and decided I really wanted to use the Koigu for the Simply Lovely socks. Tell me if what I'm doing here is completely wrong-
- Ok, so the pattern is for size 8-9 socks and I'm a 6-1/2, and it calls for either a sportweight yarn on size 3 needles with gauge of 25 sts= 4". I'm using fingering weight yarn on size 2 needles and have a gauge of 32 sts= 4" It looks like so far, so good. It should fit around my teeny ankles. I'm just hoping that once I get to the foot part it won't be too snug. What do you guys think? (BTW- I know that the pattern also gives you the choice of using fingering weight yarn on size 0's, but I want to both shrink the pattern down a little and avoid having to buy another pair of needles.) Does it sound like this will come out completely wrong?
I started my summer internship this weekend. The firm seems pretty cool and the other interns were really nice. The weirdest (and nicest) thing about being in the office was just the lack of chaos. Every other job I've ever had has been in a loud, chaotic environment that make it very difficult to concentrate. To be able to sit at a desk and hear your own thoughts was so refreshing. I think it will be a really cool experience, so I'm pretty excited.
****Crappy customer service moment**** Le Fiance bought a pair of shoes from DSW this winter and the sole on one shoe literally cracked in half all the way through (with the other shoe starting to crack in half). He's worn them maybe 20 times at most (there is no wear on the sole yet, you know, minus the crack). So we took them back to DSW to try and exchange them for a similar pair and this is what happened:
*walk up to cashier*
us- we bought these shoes here and they cracked in half. they're defective
cashier- what do you want me to do about it?
us- we would like to exchange them for something similar.
cashier- do you have the receipt?
*team leader intervenes*
team leader- we can't take those back without the receipt or the box.
us- but they're clearly defective. can't you look it up in the computer- we used our frequent buyer card?
team leader- no. it won't tell me the item code, so I can't take it back.
us- even though they're defective?
team leader- it doesn't matter if you don't have the receipt.
us- so DSW doesn't guarantee against defective merchandise
team leader- i didn't say that.
us- is there a phone number for your district manager that we can call?
*team leader silently points to a phone number printed on the counter and walks away*
uh, ok. Really makes me appreciate Nordstrom's return policy even more... I guess I know whose manager we'll be calling Monday morning.
Check out this really cool CafePress shop called The Dogs of War. It's hilarious- the merchandise features various dog breeds in Russian/ German WWII style military propaganda. I think I'll have to buy some stuff!
Finally, they cleaned up K-Fed and stuck him in a suit in the new issue of US Weekly. Even sans wifebeater and cornrows, he's still a douchebag...