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June 5th, 2008

Whoa. @ 09:18 am

Current Mood: surprised surprised

In the "Can't judge a book by its cover" department...

I met a sweet older black lady at the bus station this morning. She was well-dressed, silk blouse and gold jewelry, salt-and-pepper grey hair pulled back with fancy combs. She said something I couldn't quite hear so I paused my Zune, pulled out my earbuds and asked her to repeat it.

"What are you knitting?"

"Ah, little squares for an afghan, something small I can tuck in my pocket on the bus."

"Where'd ya get that? I've been looking and never seen anything like it."

"The double-points?" I asked, holding up one knitting needle. "I bought a set on Ebay a few years back, a bunch of different sizes."

She shook her head. "No, that," pointing toward my chest.

"Oh, the headphones. They're Phillips I think, got 'em at Target for around twenty bucks."

The lady mades an exasperated little noise and shook her head, pointing again. "No, Honey, the star! Where'd ya get the star? I've got a couple of plain ones at home but I've never seen one with a stone behind it like yours."

Blink. Blink. A woman I'd thought of as a "proper church lady" wanted to know where I'd gotten my pentacle. "Oh, thanks!" I'm pretty sure I blushed. "It was my first mother's day gift from my husband, about twelve years ago now. Pretty sure he got it at one of those little cart stands in the Mall."

"Wow, looks new. I'll keep checking when I'm out there, you never know what those little places will carry."

Nope, you really don't.
 
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From:scubagrrl
Date:June 5th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Cool! You never know where we'll show up! :)
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From:stephanielynch
Date:June 5th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
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BWAHAHAHAHAH!

Oh! Do you read MKG's blog? She posted a knitting pattern for her tarot cases. However, when I saw "5 double pointed 3's" my eyes GLAZED over.
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From:starsongky
Date:June 5th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
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MKG = Mary Greer? Nope, what's the URL for it?

DPNs aren't that bad, just remember you're only using two of them at a time.

Edited at 2008-06-05 07:10 pm (UTC)
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From:stephanielynch
Date:June 5th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
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http://marygreer.wordpress.com

I can't even remember to cast on so I think DPN's are a bit beyond me yet. LOL
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From:starsongky
Date:June 6th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
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One of the perks of a permanent LJ account is being able to create syndicated feeds for any site's RSS feed. I've set up mkg_blog and added it to my LJ Friends list, it should be working shortly.
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From:stephanielynch
Date:June 6th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
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I am not on LJ enough so I utilize the Google Reader which I just love.

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