What Doing?

This is a Honey Question. Usually asked very loudly.

Knitting, is what doing.

I have giant cougar sized yarn balls rolled and waiting to be knit up into Delicious Scarves.

I had some yarn left over from last winter’s knit fest, and I had a major score at the Big Lots in Virginia when I visited Mrs. Schmenkman in May. They were great yarns for $1.99! That’s one American dollar and ninety nine American cents for delicious yarn!!!! As I began rolling up these yarn balls, it became apparent that I needed a few more loaves of yarn.

Now, Honey would ask me why I couldn’t just use the 4756 yarns that I already have. But you know how it is. You need an elusive shade to make your color combo right. Or, you need a more textured or sparkly type. Or you need fun fur. Yeah, that’s usually the problem.

For some reason, the crafty stores have a puny selection of fun fur these days. They used to have a loverly coppery brown and a denim-y blue that I just adored. I used them up, up, up. When I went to replace them, what do I find? I find an electric blue that frightens me with it’s freakish intensity, and a plain dark brown.

This won’t do. I must hunt.

Honey brings me home the sale papers that he thinks I will be interested in from work. He is one of those Guy’s who READS the paper. Every line, jot and tittle. I am really more of a peruser. I can get all the news I care to receive from the Fox News home page when I access our internet. Therefore, he takes the paper to work, and brings me home the circ’s.

He hit the jackpot somewhere, because he brought home TWO Michael’s coo-pins! As I am SURE you are aware, you cannot use two coo-pins in one shopping trip. It is against the law. So I made The Ab-Cat come with me. To use my other coo-pin.

I am pretty sure that I don’t need to tell you all  that she would rather ride through the desert on a horse with no name, than voluntarily accompany me on a trip to a craft store. But I had her over a barrel. She needed gasoline. I offered to pump her gas. She hates to pump the gas. I got myself an accomplice.

I am ashamed to say that I omitted the fact that I had plans to stop at 2 craft stores. That probably would have been a deal breaker, so I kept that tidbit to myself. I wanted to check out The Hobby Lobby’s selection. She waited in the car. Her comment was, “I hate that store, it’s all breakables”.

I bought 2. One multi colored fun fur, and one multi colored plain. It would appear that all my Home Yarn was solid colored, hence all the multi.

We then proceeded to Michael’s. Well, I did, she made a detour to PetSmart to buy Katie food. Because the dog enjoys nothing better than breakfast and dinner. And rib bones.

After her side trip, for which SHE had a coo-pin as well!, she met me in the yarn isle. I never did ask her how she found that. Hmmm, curious. I made my selection. The fun fur choices were again harsh and limited. I gave her the regular priced yarn and her coo-pin, and we headed on out.

I pumped the payback gas and we went home. Where I  laid out my choices and happily rolled cougar sized yarn balls for the rest of the evening. Through “House”, through “The Big Bang Theory”, and through the DVR’d episode of “Heroes”.

I have my work cut out for me.



  1. Shannon said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:54 AM

    Maybe you can make one of these:


    My new church/Bible Study friend. I heart her.

  2. October 13, 2009 at 8:10 AM

    I just love your stories!

  3. warren said,

    October 13, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    I can’t comment much on yarn and stuff..I sort of like knitting but I am not a mage like you are. I do love going into Hobby Lobby though so I am with you there. Anyhow, what I can comment on is The Big Bang Theory…I watched it for the first time last night…that’s great stuff!!!

  4. Rachel Hostler said,

    October 13, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    I can knit but cannot figure out how to perl. It really limits the kind of knitting that I can do. Everyone I ask says that they only know how to knit — is the perl stitch that hard?!? I’ve looked online but cannot get it … maybe you can show me sometime. Just don’t say that it’s so easy a monkey can do it — that really intimidates me … b/c what if I don’t get it and the dang monkeys can?!? 🙂

  5. thedomesticfringe said,

    October 13, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Oooohhhhh…very pretty finds! I think the electric blue is out because 80’s styles are in. It’s a sad, sad state of affairs. Glad you found some good stuff.


  6. Marlene said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    Okay I can knit, I admit, but not perfectly and that the problem-I lose interest when I make mistakes. This time of year gets everyone knitting. Your scarves are delicious as described. It’s kind of like scrapbook paper; no matter how much you have, you need something new to complement it. I admit to almost going to Michaels to buy some yarn; and then remembered the scarf I started last year that I didn’t finish. Maybe I should finish that first. I do love your scarves though; they are the purtiest ever.

  7. deb said,

    October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Love your name for these scarves, lol! You are inspiring me to get my yarn out again…and I wish I could make a story out of shopping for yarn half as interesting as yours!

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