No Harm in Yarn

Can't we all just knit along?


A Strange Occurrence at the Local Home Depot

Have you ever seen someone you know do something unbelievable, and luckily they didn't notice you were there? Well, here's a strange little story...
(This has nothing to do with knitting, by the way. I'm going to tell the story here on my little blog, because to tell anyone in my neighborhood would be mean and gossipy. This way no one gets hurt and I get to tell the story)
Okay. There is this woman on my block who does things to upset all of the neighbors. She'll tell someone to move their car because it's been in the same spot for 24 hours(street parking, mind you). She asks her immediate neighbor to cut down her ornamental grass because it is making the value of her own home depreciate. She takes pictures of the only black family's house for "evidence" because she is convinced they are drug dealers(it's really the "nice" white family directly across from her, if she would pay attention). She has never bothered me, and I know everybody has one in their neighborhood. Anyhow, she needs another hobby, right?
Well, today the Hus and I were looking for stuff in the Home Depot garden center, and I decided to look at the plants near the entrance while he was waiting in line to pay. I saw this neighbor and her husband loading all kinds of plants and a tree into their truck at the curb. I was behind a wisteria on a tall trellis, so she never saw me. An employee comes dashing out and asks to see her receipt, and she says "No! I don't have it". The husband, however, did. Apparently she told one of the nice young men from H.D. that the tree was hers and asked if he could load it into the truck, but never paid for it. The employee grabs the tree while she's calling him all kinds of names, and her husband proceeds to say "If you ever pull a stunt like that again, I'll kill you". Do you know how glad I was to be standing behind the wisteria? I was actually mortified for her.
I know about 20 people on the block who would love to hear that story, but I won't tell them. That's why I told you... er, or my blog. Now I won't feel the need to blurt it out when I chat with the gossipy neighbors. Ahhh! That's better. Thank you!

Knitting? Oh, yeah! I am onto the foot of Jeanie Townsend's Maple Leaf Sock, knit in Cherry Tree Hill's "Java" Supersock. It's much prettier when it's on a leg because the "leaves" open up under the tension.

Maple Leaf Socks in Progress

I've gotten 16 repeats of the Myrtle Leaf Shawl from VLT done.

Myrtle in Progress
It would seem that there is a leaf theme here. Hmmm.

Anyhow, friends of ours just adopted the cutest little boy and we all went out to dinner last week. Here's me and David!

I think I'm in love!


Unrequited Yarn Lust

Did you ever see a yarn that you loved and couldn't have? Either it was discontinued, or won't ship to your country, or is insanely popular? There was such a skein of yarn that was forever eluding me. I admit that I would stalk it. I'd stay up until all hours of the night because it had been hinted, via 3rd party, that it would be listed for sale that evening. I had even saved up and put aside the ridiculous amount of money I would have to pay for it, if I ever got it. Finally I said, "Woman! People tell you that you're a talented dyer. Why don't you just dye the perfect skein?" So, I did. It's not exactly like the coveted skein because I made it a little better! What I love is that I don't have to worry that, when sent to me, my skein will have too much green, or that my skein would be missing that pretty color where the magenta meets the blue. It truly is the perfect skein( and the price is right too, let me tell ya)!

NEBULA-Hand Painted Superwash Sock Yarn
Its twin is in my shop.

But I don't dye one or two skeins and put away the dyes. Oh, no. Here are a few more that I'm letting go of.

BIJOU- Hand Painted Superwash Sock Yarn
BIJOU- Hand Painted Superwash Sock Yarn
SPICE, SPICE, BABY-Hand Painted Superwash Sock Yarn

The last one is named Spice, Spice, Baby and I think I'm hilarious.