Beauty School Drop-out

Ok, so I’ve been “outed”   by a fellow knitter.   I love the look of intarsia.   I fell in love with it when I was just a toddler in the knitting world.  Remember the Child’s Sheep Scarf in Vogue Knitting on the Go Scarves?   It had two small sheep knitted in intarsia on each end of the scarf.   I loved those sheep!   At the time, my director at work, was the perfect person for that scarf.   Yes, he’d wear it with a big smile as he loved the “gentleman (sheep) farmer” hat he wore after work.  I knew I had to knit that scarf.   So I got some yarn and sat down determined to figure it out myself.  HA!  That is when I knew I needed a class.  Fast forward to last week.   I signed up for Linda’s Intarsia class at Gourmet Yarn Company.  Now I’ve fiddled with intarsia over the last 3 years and I did have a clue.   I got so frustrated and fed-up with those fiddly ends that I quit middle of the class.  So I am now officially an “intarsia school drop-out”.

Here is a funny side-note to this “outing”.  I knew there was a song title about a drop-out and thought it was beauty school and from the movie Grease but I know my memory well enough that I wanted to confirm I was on the right page.   I plugged “beauty school drop-out” into a browser and guess what?????   There is a knitter with that as her blog title!!  What a cool coincidence.

Yesterday Marjie and I made a last minute dash up to Tulsa.  And yes we did visit two yarn shops.   We were chatting with one of the ladies who worked at the first shop and you’ll never guess what she told us.   She said her favorite shop to visit when she came to OKC was none other than Margaret’s Gourmet Yarn.  She went on to say how much she loved Margaret’s selections.  But even better yet, she said they LOVED this woman:


She said Sandy was so nice and so helpful that they loved coming to see her.  Sandy!!  You have fans!   And what a nice testament to Gourmet Yarn.

I don’t know that I’m ready to talk about my purchases.  But I bet if you ask Marjie, she’ll gladly spill her beans.   🙂



  1. 1
    Emma Says:

    COunt me in as a fan of Sandy! She gives terrfic directions.

  2. 2
    Linda Says:

    Yep, Grease.

    And you know what? I’m proficient at intarsia and I “get” it – but it’s NOT my favorite knitting technique either. So, gentle teasing aside, I don’t blame you.

  3. 3
    Shelly Says:

    Hey, come clean with the yarn buying trip. Confession is good for the soul….and makes your fellow yarn buying addicts feel much better! ; )

  4. ::puts stole on, prepares for confession::

  5. 5

    Cute, Emily….but you can relax. I don’t feel any guilt at all. 🙂

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