Thursday, September 20, 2007

Canada's Fastest Knitter

We had a celebrity in our midst last night at our Knit Night - she didn't even tell us - I figured it out this morning when I read her blog. Meet Wannietta (I snagged her photo from her blog - had I known who she was I would have got out my camera and snapped away!) She is the two time and current winner of Canada's Search for the Fastest Knitter with a personal best of 245 stitches in 3 minutes. Her technique is amazing to see. Thanks so much for visiting Wannietta - it was our pleasure!

So on to some blog worthy things that happened this morning. Lisa and I stopped at McDonald's on the way into work (I know not a good breakfast choice)and I had a coupon for 2 can dine for $5.98 - I forgot I had it so the first total I got for the cashier was $8.53 after giving her the coupon she spent several minutes making a refund, inputting the coupon order and then pleasantly announced our new total was $9.00. Now how does that happen? Apparently sausage mcmuffins are not included in the two can dine coupon so she had to charge us for sausage and egg mcmuffins - I wanted to just pay and get out of there - by now there was a line up several cars deep behind us and I could see some agitated people glaring at us. Lisa didn't want any part of paying more for something that we should have gotten cheaper so then a manager had to come and re-do the whole thing - turns out our new cost was $7.19 so we did save but boy oh! boy - what a struggle!

On the way to the shop we were stopped at a stoplight and the van in front of us said on the rear window. "I wish my wife were as dirty as this car. " It was written in the dirt on the window and actually had been written twice because we could see where it had been erased and then someone re-wrote it. I wanted to follow the guy and ask him what he could be thinking with something like that on the window. Lisa and I figured he's a bitter divorced man who's wife got the best of him in a settlement - we say well deserved for the wife in question. Some people!!!!

My husband always says I shouldn't comment on things like the above because you never know who could be reading this blog - in this particular case I say I hope the guy does read it and maybe gets the hint. Jerk!


Arianne said...

You totally deserve it! I only found your site a little over a year ago and you now carry what seems like TWICE as many yarns (ALL EXCELLENT ONES!) as you did back then! And you have your own shop and everything!

I hope you win! :) I vote for you! (I also vote for an adult Tulip Cardigan. I love me some Dream in Colour!)

Isobel said...

Thanks for the giggle, I can visualize you in line, because I know it would happen to me.

I don't know if you know this or remember it, but in the 1980's there was a very smart woman who used to drive in dowtown To with a license plate on her Mercedes that read "Was His", I saw here a few times, a woman who knew exactly what she was doing.

Oh tell Barkley, Islay says that she is sure that if they ever met, it would be love at first sight. Oh, and she also wants to know does he dirve a Mercedes?

Arianne said...

That comment up there is actually for the other post you made about the award...


Anyway, you totally should post about idiots with stupid things like that on their cars. He's not going to come down to the shop and punch you. You didn't use his name. He's just a bad bad dude and if he doesn't want people to comment on it he shouldn't display it for all the world to see.

Creativehands said...

I'm sorry I missed getting out to SnB on Wednesday...I would've loved to meet the Fastest Knitter and SEE this 'technique' I've heard so much about! Darn! I really had hoped to get out that night too! Hope to see YOU soon too.

monica said...

I had a similar experience a Wal Mart, I was using a gift card, it only had $10 on it, but the cashier kept adding $10 to the total instead of taking it off, I had a nice line of not so happy people waiting behind me.
Congrats on the nomination for the Entreprenuer of the Year Award