The Goat Ate My Homework
September 28, 2007
I think the two of us are in grave danger of flunking out of Miss Parkes’ Charm (n’ Yarn) School. For three weeks, in anticipation of the publication of her awesome book, Miss Clara has been sweetly sending us wee skeins of yarn and clever clues, and we’ve been cutting class. We haven’t even managed to sharpen our Number 2 pencils.
My problem was that for the first two weeks, I couldn’t narrow it down any further than “beast-based”. Some fuzzy, some hazy, all with a distinct quality of beastiness. But then today, Week 3, I went to the top of the class. I instantly recognized not only the yarns, but on one I even got the SHADE NAME. You can cry all you want, but I’m getting that scholarship to Bast Fiber Community College. Here’s my test paper.
Week 3 is bringing up my average. I hope Week 4 has dishcloth cotton on it. Not many people can tell a Sugar n’ Cream from a Peaches & Creme, but I know my ampersand from my ‘n. I know my Fiesta Ombre from my Mexicali Ombre, you betcha. Arriba! Todo los ombres, andale! Cootchie cootchie! (Pause for a Charo video.) (Sorry.)
Thanks Clara, and I can’t wait for Rhinebeck, when we’ll be there cheering for the launch of your brand-new book (and signing copies of our sweet old book, bless its heart).
I’m thinking, Christmas ornaments? Earrings?
Happy weekend all!