Stitch ‘n Bitch – A Cautionary Tale

farmersmarketreceipt.jpgI learned to knit a little bit more than a year ago. I have a couple of friends who knit but one lives in Orange County and one lives in upstate New York and that doesn’t really make for much social knitting. So I joined the local Yahoo Stitch ‘n’ Bitch email list, which I read (well, skim) in daily digest form. Once I even went to a get-together. I had a good time and meant to go again, but sometimes leaving my house just doesn’t happen.

I went again tonight and had the best time ever. Unfortunately I was having so much fun that I forgot to get my parking validated before everything closed, which lead to the horror shown to the right.

Since that’s what I would have spent if I’d bought food and drink, I guess I can’t be too terribly upset, except that I’d already eaten and brought water with me. I guess I’ll have to settle for learning a valuable lesson, and dock my yarn allowance.

If you knit or crochet, the Stitch ‘n Bitch group is a great way to meet other yarn-obsessed folks. You can join the list here, which will give you access to a calendar showing all of the get-togethers. Thursdays at 7:00 is the Farmer’s Market group, which is where I went. There’s something happening almost every day, though. I’m thinking of going to all of them. See you there! Just don’t forget to have your parking validated.

4 thoughts on “Stitch ‘n Bitch – A Cautionary Tale”

  1. I have been wanting to get back to crocheting myself. Thanks a lot for this post because I am seriously going to join this group.

    I need to know where the places in Los ANgeles are to buy the best yarn , etc etc.


  2. If you aren’t hungry or thirsty but need validation at the Farmer’s Market, Go to Bob’s Dounuts and get a small coffee, its like a buck I think and they give you a regular validation.

    Oh! And if you ever need valaidation at the Grove parking, I discovered last weekend that Gap Body actually gives validation with purchase. Though not really worth it unless you have been at the Grove for the whole day or something crazy like that. I was just excited because I thought all vendors in the Grove had stopped giving valadation.

  3. I promised myself I wouldn’t mention knitting here! But since you asked….

    Knit Cafe on Melrose near La Cienega is great, as is Unwind (featured in Six Feet Under) on Hollywood Way (near Warner Bros.) in Burbank.

    Suss (on Beverly across from El Coyote) has some really great yarns but they’re bitches so don’t expect a kind word or god forbid help with your knitting, even if you buy yarn there.

    Knitter’s Studio on 3rd near the Paul Frank store (Crescent Hts?) is okay and all their yarn is sorted by color, which can be good and can also be bad.

    Lots of other stores all over the place – be more specific about your location and I’m sure the responses will flood in.

  4. The chicas at A Mano Yarn in Venice are super friendly, and always willing to help. Plus, I have heard some great and fairly NSFW stories there, mostly from the “ladies of a certain age” ;-).

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