Tag: rant

The Post Office

In an attempt to get back into blogging regularly, I offer to you a story of my 45 minutes at the post office. I typically avoid going to the post office, because the experience is usually full of the following elements:

  • Poor Customer Service
  • Germs
  • Chaos
  • Confusion
  • Lines
  • Annoyed People
  • General Frustration

Today was no exception. (more…)

Airports Need Yarn Stores

What to do flying all day or on a long layover? Knit, of course! But what if you run out of yarn? Or what if you get to the airport, only to realize you forgot the right size needles for your fancy new yarn?

It can turn a very well planned day of knitting into a downright frustrating day with no knitting and no way to get the tools you need because you’re in the airport!

I’ve been traveling a LOT lately. This year alone I’ve been to Toledo, Detroit, Hartford, Santa Clara, Northampton, and Springfield… not counting all the cities I’ve had layovers in. Countless hours spent in airport terminals, trying to find a comfy chair so I can have a few moments of peaceful knitting before I’m off to another city. And what does every single airport I’ve been in have in common? No Yarn Stores. How is this possible!? It could even be subset of Micheal’s or Joann Fabrics with cheap yarn and cheap needles – someone get on this!

Hmm, maybe this is a good retirement plan… Christinly Knits in airports all over America. :) Would you shop there?

Anyway, this isn’t just my idea. Lots of people have blogged about it before: Franklin at Panopticon laments about the lack of yarn (and the abundance of other things) in the Seattle/Tacoma Airport, and The Yarn Harlot posts about the woes of finding yourself underyarned and over-inspired. It’s not an impossible request! Rebecca from ChemKnits discovered a yarn store in the Santiago, Chile airport – If they can do it, why can’t we?!