Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Knit Happens




Ah, caffeine – I find myself at Starbucks, drinking up that nectar of the gods, that which keeps me awake through the workday. However, it is six p.m. on a Tuesday. That can only mean one thing: Stitch and Bitch.

It turns out that we at Luscious Verde cannot help but spend time with one another. We have grown to need the company of our coworkers. Aside from our 40 hours a week, we have multiple social events, and now this get-together, where we stitch (and crochet) up a storm. You may think we need this outlet because we don’t get the opportunity at work to discuss our personal lives. This is not the case. Once a month, we get together at a Stitch and Bitch to talk even more – and consume caffeine, which we may or may not drink to excess at work already.

I tried my best to get everyone to meet someplace that served the other sweet nectar of the gods (alcohol), but I had no luck. Wendy (one of the co-owners of the company) fears travel, despite her super-swank minivan. Pity the poor patrons of a small Starbucks in Beachwood who do not work at Luscious Verde, but this is our chosen spot. I can’t complain – they make a mean latte, and the last time we were here they begged us to drink their cappuccino experiments.

Most of us Stitch, and I crossword, but the action we all share is…the Bitch. We love to talk. If teaching someone to knit means you can segue into a Bitch, even better. Now Lindsay (assistant operations manager) has a giant hat, Mandy (graphic designer) has the beginnings of a scarf (below), Toni (client relations) made some nifty crochet flowers (above), everyone knows how Roxi (materials manager) got engaged and needs accessories for her belly dancing outfit (also below), and I still need a four-letter word for “what blowhards do.” Who doesn’t love a Stitch and Bitch? Well, maybe everyone else at Starbucks that night. I still wish we had booze.

-- Lisa (print production) @ L.V.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I will have to come and crossword with you. We've already drank together.

Your fav proofreader,
AJD

wendy said...

Hey, ARE YOU MAKIN' FUN OF MY WHEELS? It's not so much a fear or travel as an inability to drive effectively . . .

toni said...

We need a picture of Liz's scarf & Lindsay's hat, too.

Anonymous said...

blowhards "blow!" rhoni

Anonymous said...

blowhards "blow!" or tell a "yarn"
rhoni

rhoni said...

maybe blowhards like to spin a "yarn"!

Anonymous said...

Wendy, I love your van! It is magic and from our 5 minute car ride you seem like a capable driver.

Nancy said...

Blowhards "Brag"