I should probably find this picture too embarrassing to post…
Wearing one of my new scarves while knitting a FOURTH one. This, my friends, is the ultimate in double dealing. A phrase coined by Sarah C’s ex-husband Sam when he caught her watching the PBS version of Pride and Prejudice while reading the book to see how closely the dialogue matched up. Often a double dealing accusation is yelled aloud, as in, “I can’t believe you’re double dealing P&P!!” or expressed with quiet sympathy and a slow shake of the head, as in, “You’re totally double dealing on that scarf.”
The one in my hands / lap is the fabulous Alchemy Bamboo one I was talking about in Kai’s Goldfish…I have 3 gorgeous hanks of pure gorgeousness. I bought these (half off!!!!) at Unravel, not knowing what I was going to make with them, but knowing that I had to have them.
Please don’t think I’m knitting all these just to try to sell you on the pattern…it’s $2. Buy it or not, I’ll be fine either way, believe me! I’m just truly truly addicted. I have SO MANY single skeins of yarn that it’s ridiculous!
OK, I realized today after answering two questions about online glasses shopping that I kind of left you all hanging on this one…
Both of my online glasses purchases turned out great!
LBWeyewear.com had the best customer service. I had to send their pair back for a little problem with the lenses, and they didn’t even make me send the bad pair back in…they just made up a new pair and sent it out to me within a week!
The other company I used was 39dollarglasses.com. Their lenses also had a problem and had to be sent back. I think that 39dollarglasses must get more traffic, because they have a real time chat help area. I was sitting in that chat for 5 minutes and nobody even acknowledged me. Then I called on the phone (they keep banker’s hours on the East coast, which made it hard for me to get a hold of them.) and someone said they’d send me the instructions to return my glasses, which would then be inspected, and IF they were determined t o be flawed, they’d replace them. I included a note saying that I had photographed the flaws, documented the whole thing on my website, etc., and they did replace the glasses in about a week.
SO…after an initial slow start and bout of stress, both pairs ended up to be satisfactory, and I do receive compliments on both every time I wear them.
I think that because I have such a high prescription (I’m really nearsighted, been a glasses girl since I was 7 years old) I am more likely to have issues with the lenses. If I had gotten them from a shop I might even have issues. If you have a low prescription, you’re probably less likely to run into any problems.
I also think that since they’re online, they are aware of the fact that they will be held accountable for service and quality. There are blogs, flickr groups, and web forums devoted to just that.
I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to save a little cash. Even with my expensive prescription (I had to upgrade to the high-index lenses) I got both pairs for half of what I usually pay for just one pair. I feel very happy with these purchases, and like I really did get a deal.