Friday, August 26, 2016

TARGET on line subscription


Have you had any dealings with Target on line?  I never had until recently.  I saw they had my favorite coffee so signed up for a subscription where they deliver it every month at a discounted price.

Guess what!  They didn't have what I ordered. They shipped a different kind. So I called and complained and told them to cancel the subscription and the account. I would be nice and keep the coffee but didn't want any more.

Then wrote them a message.

Then went on line to cancel.  Did you know they won't let you cancel on line?  BEWARE!!!   It is like they have you in handcuffs once you open an account and subscribe to an ongoing delivery.

So - I went on line to chat (again) and called the customer service (again).  Oh, it's cancelled for sure!


Received an email to confirm the upcoming shipment of the next subscription. Called again, and again I spoke to a supervisor who said not to worry, it was all cancelled and to ignore that silly little email I received saying that my upcoming order would be shipped.


I now receive another email saying that it HAS shipped.  So I go on line and talk with the Chat people - again.  This is the third time.

She tells me she can't do anything (after 20 minutes) and to call the customer service line (same one I spoke to before - that was Tom, the supervisor).  Today I spoke with Daniel, the supervisor.  He could not help me.

He passed me on to Jaime, the BIG supervisor (who sounded like he was 15).  Jaime says that he will make sure (Ahem! ever hear that before Cat???) that the account is cancelled, that the subscription is cancelled and that I won't be bothered again.  Of course, that is the something I had expected, but now don't.

We shall see.

In either case I am going to dispute the charge and refuse the shipment.



Monday, August 15, 2016

The Kitchen Hand Towel

I posted a photo of this in FB.  It is one of the Southwestern kitchen towels that my beautiful niece sent me one Christmas while I was in AZ.  I think the bright colors perk this place up.  Although not too much rain (about 15" a year), it is often overcast.  While overcast in most area's means purely dreary days, here it is still fairly bright.  The clouds are not as thick since they go around the Olympic Mountains and the come back together - often not at all - very hight up, somewhere above me or out further in the ocean (Juan de Fuca Straight really).  By the way, Juan was a Greek - that is the Spanish translation of his name and it stuck for some reason.  Otherwise it would be called the Ioannis Phokás Straight!

 Back to the towel.

She placed a potholder in the middle and sewed it straight across while the towel is gathered.  On the other side of the potholder she put a button.  Not only do you have a potholder should you need it but you can also hang it on the oven door easily and it is facing the correct direction, or you can, as I did, put it on a door handle and let the back of the potholder hang down.

I am closing in on finishing the blue sweater for Alice, but the wrist is acting up again.  Anything wth twisted stitches seems to aggravate the bursitis.  I have been thinking about making myself something for years and always end up only making a scarf for myself.

I have my eye on a pattern that is similar to a short sleeved jacket that I love.  Mine is navy, crocheted, and in a "Fish Net" pattern of sorts.  The one I want to make is the Blue Skies Jacket (why do people always name their designs after the color they use?)  It is from the 2008 Crochet! magazine, and designed by Tammy Hildebrand.  The yarn is discontinued (of course) so will sub it with one of the bulky yarns I have on hand (actually recently purchased!). I might re-adjust the pattern to meet the needs of a DK weight instead!

What have you made for yourself lately?  

 getting ready for Christmas, slowly but surely, by adding expected projects to my Ravelry page, purchasing yarns I will need if I don't have what is required, and hopefully will give myself the above jacket for my reward!!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Blue Sparkle Sweater

The Blue Sweater is coming along nicely.  The pattern is Sophie's Cardigan.

This is the yoke which seemed to need some decreases as the back became a bit too "full" - sort of balloonist.  Hopefully the tab she has you make with take care of it.

Joined the under arms and started the body.


I bought several buttons as she said she wanted 'fancy' ones….

She settled on the glass ones that "look like diamonds" to her.

I have one 'short sleeve' finished and am hoping that she wants it that way rather than long sleeve (bad G'ma!).  The length is finished (and a bit long so she can wear it for a couple of years). 

I'm pretty sure she will love it simply because it is blue and is sparkly!

The  yarn is the Downton Abbey yarn collection,  Lady Mary in Cobalt Twinkle by Premier Yarns.  It is a DK weight, and I am using an H hook.  

Somewhere in the middle of the body I picked up a Clover hook but had been using a Dreamz hook.  It turns out that the Clover is really a tad larger than the Dreams, so it is a little on the puffier side where I have used the Clover that it would have already been.  It's okay, but think I will try to perfect the look of the sweater when I block it out.

I also saw that another person who had used this pattern kept the top yoke pattern going throughout the sweater all the way to the end.  I started to do the pattern at the bottom but only did one row when I realized I was already at my last row for her size!