Sunday, November 27, 2005

Playing today ...

Playing today at That Yarn Store is Agustin Lara, Nostalgia.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Word of the day 9/25/05

v. gor·mand·ized, gor·mand·iz·ing, gor·mand·iz·es
v. intr.
To eat gluttonously; gorge.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Word of the day 11/19/05

paucity \PO-si-tee\, noun:
1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Dancing hat

Here's the front and back of the teddy bear sweater. Image hosted by

And the karma hat. Jessamy's going to put bunny ears on
it soon.
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I think every dancing hamster needs a hat, especially this
guy. He's danced to Kung Foo Fighter so many times an arm has fallen

Accidental Yamaka

During my shrug class last week I was asked what I like to knit. Hats. Why? Because they are easy, fast, you can actually wear them, and I happened to be working on one at that second. After casting on and knitting a row or two I naturally put my project aside and decided to make a teddy bear sweater. Well, I "finished" the hat last night, and you can tell I had recently been bragging. Yup, I love to make hats so much I purposely don't use a pattern so that I end up making them an inch too short.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


One who obssesively stares at his or her navel.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

word of the day 11/15

triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Word of the Day 11/10/05

comestible \kuh-MES-tuh-buhl\, adjective:
Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent -- noun: Something suitable to be eaten; -- usually in the plural.

Getting better all the time

Business has picked up in the last week. Especially weekdays, which have been as busy as weekends. We're thinking it might be the weather? What's really odd is that this past Saturday we didn't have any beginnging classes, something that hasn't happened in a while. And of course, now that I write that today has been very slow.

I decided to start a small short-sleeved shrug in a nice light blue with the Breeze to sell at the holiday fair one of our customers is organizing. Unfortunately I forgot to bring the needles. At home all I had was a size four and size eight and one size 7. If you ever start a yarn store with your family don't share your needles. Anyway, the eights would have been way to big, so I started on the fours. Four hours and six inches later I realized that it would take over 10 hours to make this small shrug.
Now we get to sell a nice blue purse.

Saturday, November 05, 2005


1. Of or having to do with an uncle.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Word of the day 11/04/05


quickness of perception or discernment.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Word of the Day 11/03/05

moil \MOIL\, intransitive verb:
1. To work with painful effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge.
2. To churn or swirl about continuously.