December 07, 2013

A first...

This has me laughing so hard, and if it has me laughing hard, you know I'm gonna share it.

See this?


The little specks of dirt aside, it looks like yer ordinary pink yarn, doesn’t it? You're right, it is ordinary pink yarn only, here’s the rub: It’s frozen! Through and through. Hard as a rock. I could bash it with a hammer and the hammer would bounce right off it.

See, I’m using a plastic bin to collect rain water for next year’s garden and I wanted to tie some mesh fabric over the bin to keep out skeeters, leaves and such-like. I took the (crappy, expendable, acrylic) yarn outside to use a piece to tie the fabric in place…and forgot about it. (Truth is, I suck at cleaning up after projects. Once the fun part is done, I wander off. Squirrel!) Then the rainy season blew in, soaking the yarn, followed by some record-breaking cold and, if you took high-school science, you know what happened next.

Proof, otherwise known as "Still Life With Yarn and Heavy Rock:"


Posted by Ryan at December 7, 2013 03:06 PM

Well, it made me laugh, too! Looks are deceiving, all right.

Posted by: ccr in MA on December 7, 2013 05:06 PM

That second photo is fabulous!! It should be enshrined somewhere -- maybe as my computer wallpaper ;-)

Posted by: kmkat on December 8, 2013 11:20 AM

There is some kind of homily in that second photo. I just can't think of it right now because I'm delighting in the deceptively tough yarn!

Who knew it could freeze that well?

Posted by: Laurie on December 9, 2013 08:10 AM

HAHAHAHA! Oh my I think that is hysterical.

I also have that problem with outdoor projects.. and indoor projects.. and well projects. SQUIRREL!

Posted by: purlewe on December 9, 2013 08:41 AM

That looks somehow zen to me.

Zen and the art of frozen yarn.

And now Grasshopper... Wait, what? SQUIRREL!


Posted by: Cat on December 9, 2013 11:42 AM

That IS funny, specially the second photo.

Posted by: JudithNYC on December 9, 2013 01:27 PM


Posted by: pacalaga on December 9, 2013 05:40 PM

Thanks for the laugh. I LOVE it!

Posted by: Deb in PA on December 10, 2013 05:45 AM

HA! You've made surrealist art!

Posted by: Kristen on December 10, 2013 06:46 PM

Thank you for the knitting laugh! I needed it this week. Now I am going to try it at home.

Posted by: Kathleen on December 13, 2013 07:28 AM

That is hilarious!

Posted by: Seanna Lea on December 20, 2013 12:00 PM
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