Friday May 18th 2007, 2:32 pm
Filed under: To dye for

Lisa tagged me, and I’ll be lazy and refer over to the Dec. 16th post–but add one more item: spring break, 11 years ago, my brother-in-law was getting married near San Diego; we got tons of books to keep the four kids happy and headed on down the freeway. All is quiet on the west coast front. In the middle of the Central Valley, we passed a flock of obviously just-sheared sheep; I’m quietly looking at them, thinking, I bet you’re cold!, when this little voice from our youngest pipes up from the back seat: “We’re not STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPingggggggggggggg, Mommmmmmmmm………….”

Said in the perfect whiny voice of bored little kids everywhere. I thought his eight-year-old nose was totally in his book, but no. It so totally cracked us up that it’s been a family line ever since.

Meantime, it’s a bit darker so far in real life, but the periwinkling is on its way.

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That’s a great story!

Comment by Mabel Maybe 05.18.07 @ 4:05 pm

ha ha… funny story!

Can’t wait to see that yarn!

Comment by Amanda1 05.18.07 @ 4:31 pm

I figure, anybody who clicks for the close-ups will know all kinds of things about me. Can you make out Oliver Sacks’ name on that spine? And doesn’t everybody need a jungle under their skylights?

I didn’t have a flock of sheep to put on the stack of books that keep the knitter of this house amused for the ride, just Edgar, but, in his handspun coat, he represents well.

Comment by AlisonH 05.18.07 @ 10:55 pm

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