It Is So Hard to Find a Decent Emu Egg These Days
February 19, 2008
Well it’s about dang time, is all I have to say. I’m at Whole Foods today (I’ve taken to calling it the Food Museum due to the priceless nature of its exhibits), and I come across this item:
Emu eggs. $19.99 the egg. Granted, this emu egg is, like, four inches long and could probably make for a one-egg quiche, but still. Who would ever crack one, what with the incredible color of this thing?
When I pulled out my camera to take a photo of the eggs, one woman with a toddler in her cart gave me a look. But when I said, “Emu eggs!” she clearly wished she had had her camera with her.
I got in the car, looked at my hands which were wearing brand-new, just finished Fetching Mitts
and I realized that they’re kind of emu egg colored.
This yarn, for the curious, is the Fibre Company’s Terra, in a shade called Black Walnut, which is a fine name for a yarn, but I think we can all see that there’s a little emu egg in there. If you’re wishing for a little yarn wallow, go have a peek at the Terra shade card, which is flat-out glorious. It’s pricey stuff, but you can get a pair of Fetching Mitts out of one skein, at a total cost of $16.
By the way, I got this yarn at Close Knit in Portland last year. Souvenir yarn. So great.