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Speaking of Eccentric People ...

I had an odd encounter was a prospective customer today. After carefully examining the three neckwarmers on my table she holds one up over her head and tells me she received one of these as a gift and she likes to wear it as a hat. She said she looks good in close fitting hats so neckwarmers look good on her head. I wanted to tell her about the lampshade I once owned that I always thought would make a stunning hat but most people just don't get my sense of humour so I just smiled and told her I was sure she would look divine with a neckwarmer on her head. When she told me I should make some neckwarmer hats I told her it was an interesting idea and I'd think about it. She is one of the reasons I enjoy being in the craft market. I get to meet all kinds.


posted on Aug 17, 2014 9:06 PM ()


comment by crazylife on Sept 25, 2014 7:56 PM ()
This picture started me laughing because it made something related pop into mind: The Carol Burnett skit where she plays Scarlett O'Hara wearing the dress made from the velvet curtains - complete with curtain rod. None of my lampshades make good hats but maybe I can wear some drapes.
comment by drmaus on Aug 21, 2014 11:59 AM ()
Some eccentric people on the knitting forum didn't get it. They couldn't see what was so odd about wearing neckwarmers on their heads until I posted the picture. I have no idea what they were envisioning beforehand.
comment by nittineedles on Aug 20, 2014 10:01 AM ()
Then she didn't buy one, did she? Hiss, boo.
comment by tealstar on Aug 20, 2014 5:58 AM ()
Out of all the suggestions I have received from prospective customers not one was practical or saleable enough to try.
reply by nittineedles on Aug 20, 2014 10:16 AM ()
that's funny about the lampshade.
comment by kristilyn3 on Aug 18, 2014 5:58 AM ()
It's true but no one believes me. They just think I'm the eccentric one.
reply by nittineedles on Aug 20, 2014 10:12 AM ()
I am eccentric enough to see a neckwarmer as a hat. I love those wide
headbands that are knitted and keep your ears warm. I think white ones are
so pretty. However, it is too cold in Canada to enjoy them.
comment by elderjane on Aug 18, 2014 4:02 AM ()
But the eccentric lady didn't say she wore it as a headband. The photo shows what she described to me. I think it is neither attractive nor practical. I've knit myself several headbands that I wear when a cold wind blows.
reply by nittineedles on Aug 20, 2014 10:10 AM ()
Being a manager of a butcher shop years ago some of my customers were definitely different, chatting to customers was a tool of the trade and boy
oh boy some of subjects would make a Jew drop his money bag
comment by kevinshere on Aug 17, 2014 10:47 PM ()
Folks who deal with the public know it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round.
reply by nittineedles on Aug 20, 2014 10:04 AM ()

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