I’m into the14 inches of straight stockinette on my Knitting Pure and Simple Vest. I’m in heaven. I love straight stockinette. The vest is knit in one piece bottom up, until you get to the arm holes. I’ve never added a button band after I knit the body, but this is how this particular pattern is written. I’m days away from that anyhow. I’m hopeful.
Haha . I felt great about this hat, too. Know what? Even blocked I had to just admit a mistake. I need a hat with negative ease. I like a hat to hug me.
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Here’s my good news! Here in the land of dropped calls, it is getting cold. Here in the land of dropped calls, most conversations are finished with….a dial tone. Which is hysterical because there is no dial anything anymore.
I have to go outside to ASSURE I can speak to my family and dear friends. My 3 dear friends from High School are in crises with their parents and the like. I answer their phone calls. And guess what? I, like you, pay an astronomical amount in fees and the like for dropped calls.
I start calls by saying, “when the call is dropped, I’ll call you bacK” This saves us the additional aggravation of both trying to call each other back …..you hear me!
Well, winter is coming. I do not want to go outside to talk to my loved ones and have to come in with frost bite.
So I put pen to paper, metaphorically, and wrote the Secretary to the Board of Directors of my carrier. I addressed the envelope to the Board, but I wrote the letter inside to their Secretary. If you read the fine print, it says all correspondence is reviewed by the Executive Secretary before going to the Board.
I mailed the letter and last night, 6 days later, I got a call from the company . Executive Relations lady assured me they didnt’ want to lose us after 8 years . She waived our bill for a month. She is sending an extender which will arrive in a month and she apologized for the delay. The extender is going to be free also.
SCORE!!! Because , as I like to say, the savings…well, that’s a lot of yarn. It also feels good to be heard. I guess having served on a Board of Directors in a teeny tiny operation at the shelter, I learned something. So, my friends, write the Board. They have a fiduciary responsibility to the customer. And in this case, they listened and I felt heard. 🙂