Rachel the Yarn Conqueror!
Saturday May 01st 2010, 7:05 pm
Filed under: Friends,Wildlife

Let’s see, top, Little Lovely Malabrigo laceweight, middle, Stonechat Malabrigo silk/merino, bottom, 510-yard balls of Creatively Dyed sock weight–that’s 4310 yards and many hours saved for me, all cheerfully wound by (formerly) No-Blog Rachel today while we chatted. Did I mention she’s an angel?

She looked out my window at one point at all the activity going on: “You’ve got a nature preserve out there!”  I laughed, thinking of a guy back home back in the day who got fined for not cutting his grass.  He took it to court, telling the judge he’d created a nature preserve–there in the middle of Potomac, Maryland, the pricey and well-manicured town of many a political and media celebrity.

And also the town that runs alongside part of the C&O Canal National Park and part of the Cabin John Creek watershed preserve that runs for ten miles.  Those birds and animals needed more connecting points.

The judge was totally cool with the guy’s point of view.  Case dismissed.

Now, ‘scuse me, I’ve got some major knitting to go do. Thank you, Rachel!

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It sounds like you and Rachel had a ball!

Comment by LauraN 05.01.10 @ 8:22 pm

Very nice! The Knight does my “caking” if he’s around. Nature preserves are wonderful things.

Comment by Channon 05.02.10 @ 5:54 am

You need to put all those pretty yarn cakes on a lovely crystal cake stand!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 05.02.10 @ 6:29 am

Our yard is a nature preserve, too, much to the neighbors’ dismay. It is peak of dandelion season – an eyesore to the chemically groomed lawn-owner on the east of us, but a goldfinch buffet in my eyes. (and no tracking herbicides into our house!)

Comment by twinsetellen 05.02.10 @ 7:46 am

Some like it hot; some like it cold; some like it in the pot 9 days old.

And some like it manicured, and some like it natural, but mine began to look like a jungle 9 months old.


One dentist in town was sick and tired of people parking in his parking lot, so he took matters into his own hands. He posted a sign that read:


Comment by Don Meyer 05.02.10 @ 10:09 am

So many skeins of wonderful yarn, so much potential, I am looking forward to seeing what they will become.

Comment by Henya 05.02.10 @ 4:34 pm

Nature preserve outside, yarn preserve inside?

Comment by Diana Troldahl 05.02.10 @ 4:48 pm

A friend of mine bought an extra set of swift and winder I still had from my old store. Go to the comments of today’s post and see what happened. 🙂

Bless that Rachel!!

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 05.03.10 @ 7:04 pm

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