unaspenser: A lovely drawing of a little grebe. (little grebe)
( Apr. 5th, 2011 09:02 am)
I am so pissed at knitpicks chroma, their new fulled single to mimic Noro, which has lovely long color transitions. As soon as it came out I knew I had to have stripy socks made out of this stuff. The first ball has so far had three knots disrupting the color progression and several large ugly slubs. I emailed them about the first ball and they dutifully sent me a second to say sorry. I am almost done with the first of a pair of knee socks out of the stuff (because I'm thrifty and using it anyway and nobody will notice anyway) and one of the knots just CAME UNTIED in my knitting causing a near disaster. There is not enough play in the yarn to even retie the knot, so I will have to unravel back to the untied knot and then figure out how to rejoin it without causing any more damage. Not cool, knitpicks. I love you, but this is not cool.

Also, here are ten songs I am liking and listening to these days. Some are old, some new, and the styles vary widely. But you should check them all out.

1. The Eels - The Good Old Days
2. Karen Elson - Garden
3. Jack White - Sittin' On Top of the World
4. Thea Gilmore - Rags and Bones
5. All American Rejects - Night Drive
6. Jack Johnson - No Other Way
7. Parlotones - Brighter Side of Hell
8. Yellowcard - Believe (possibly the only song written about 9/11 that is worth its salt, with the potential exception of The Dixie Chicks' Not Ready to Make Nice)
9. Sacred Harp Singers At Liberty Church - Idumea
10. The Eels - Love of the Loveless
unaspenser: (garden fairy)
( Apr. 4th, 2011 11:14 am)
Okay, so, because I have seen the incorrect information in so many places, here is some info on fibers for the non-fiber-holics.

Cashmere comes from Cashmere Goats.

Mohair comes from Angora Goats.

Angora comes from Angora Rabbits.

Angora is a corruption of Ankara, in Turkey, the place where mohair and angora originally came from, as did Angora Cats.

*steps off soapbox*
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