Wednesday, December 23, 2009

When Good Phones Get Washed

Yep. I'm an idiot. I washed my cell phone. This is not the first time a piece of technology has taken a ride on the spin cycle, but it's the first time that the fault was all mine. I never took it out of my pocket and then never checked my pockets before commencing washing. *sigh

Once the schmuckiness that I felt had dwindeled down, I sucked it up and went in to buy a new phone. Yeah...that did't go so well. Turns out that because I just bought my phone in July that I'm not elgible for any of the discounts for another 6 months or so. But I could get the "free" phone for the low, low price of $150 or get a used "free" phone for $80. Hmm...no.

Perplexed and defeated, I went back to work and told my woes to Miss Therese--WHO just happened to have bought a new phone and had no use for her old one and was happy to give it to me. Now that's luck! But I didn't want to just take it for nothing. So we made a phone/knit goods swap.

In exchange for her cell, I knit her a winter hat and scarf set in raspberry.

The scarf pattern was so fun. It's called Grecian Plait stitch and can be found in Mary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns.

Here's the scarf in all it's glory. The scarf is knit on two different needle sizes. One is small and one big.

And here's the raspberry beret...er, beanie. The pattern is called Odessa.

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4 comments:

Cathy said...

I would say your friend also made out! Very nice work!!! I would gladly exchange something for your work...lol. I have broke or dropped into a smoothie no less than 4 cells phones! I understand your frustration. :)

Annette said...

I just love bartering. =) And don't think that the Prince reference went unnoticed. I had that Paisley Park cassette (oh my that dates me).

Sara said...

Does the insurance cover washing your phone?

Overall, though, a great swap! Love the knit goods.

LollyChops said...

Awesome swap!

Merry Christmas Carrie!!!!