Oh chute!
Monday August 01st 2011, 10:10 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

A whole new reason for why, when I buy coned yarns, I scour the mill oils out, soaking the newly-made hanks in hot soapy water rather than knitting them as they come.

You know you live in a knitter’s house when you open the freezer and find some yarn plunked on the door for a quick chill-out just in case after a moth was seen in its general vicinity while it was out having some unprotected fresh air.

You know you live in a crazy-knitter-level knitter’s house (watch my husband’s and children’s heads nod in vigorous unison) when you go to get an ice cube out of the front dispenser on the fridge and it delivers a dangly soft strand of merino with your square of cold. Wait, whaaaaa..?

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Mwahaha! Ok, serious now: is the yarn still useable?

We don’t have an icecube dispenser; they are not standard on European fridge/freezers. But I know what to look out for when I see one…

Comment by tinebeest 08.02.11 @ 12:03 am

I told Neil I only married him for ice machine in the freezer…

Comment by afton 08.02.11 @ 4:22 am

@tinebeest: of course it’s still usable; that’s why they invented spit-splicing!

Comment by Lynn 08.02.11 @ 5:50 am

Another good title-pun too.

Comment by Channon 08.02.11 @ 6:53 am

As on Ravelry, YKYAKDW. It’s all good and it all applies.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.02.11 @ 7:15 am

I use an ice cube to stop a nosebleed, but I don’t put my nose in the freezer.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.02.11 @ 8:50 am

love it — you just never know what you might find suspended in the ice!

Comment by Bev 08.02.11 @ 9:08 am

Is there something unusual about fiber in the freezer? It seems quite normal to me. I don’t have an ice-maker, so we don’t get the threads delivered that way….

Comment by Ruth 08.02.11 @ 10:20 am

Bwahaha! My husband has gotten the merino-in-the-freezer surprise, but never in the ice cube dispenser 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 08.02.11 @ 1:26 pm

You could just say you are trying to raise the fiber intake of your family.

Comment by twinsetellen 08.02.11 @ 6:11 pm

In my family, we had entemologists and a budding herpetologist. My hustband says that the most humane way to kill insects for a collection is to put them in the freezer, since they naturally die off in the winter anyway. And when we had the pet garter snake, we used to buy frozen baby mice for feed him. I never let guests go through MY freezer!!!

Comment by LauraN 08.03.11 @ 4:14 am

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