Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Yarn Barf

Yup. Yesterday, we woke up to the sounds of the snowplow going down the street, and we thought, "No. Way. It can't have snowed enough for the plow!". But, alas, yes there was about an inch of snow. Driveway and street were covered (hence the plow - to throw salt).  It snowed on and off all day but it was melted by the afternoon depsite temps in the low 30's with wind chills in the 20's.   By the way, Mother Nature, it's April 2 in case you didn't get the memo.  The wind chill kept me and the doodlebugs from going out for a walk, so our excercise for the day was me teaching them Ring Around the Rosey and them wanting to do it "a-gin" 80 million times.

I'm waiting for more of these mornings:

Wondering about the blog post title?  Check out my progress on the Light speed shawl/scarf:
What?  You can't see it?  Neither could I!  Knitting with navy blue yarn in the ambient light of the living room in the evening is NOT a good idea.  You can't see your stitches very well, and therefore it was sloooooooow going.  Then this happened:
What?  You can't see that very well either?  Well, I'll tell you what it is...  yarn barf.  I was pulling the yarn from the inside of the ball (instead of the outside) which is usually very handy so the ball does not bounce around on you.  However, this one was all tangeled in there.  I was knitting along and then suddenly the yarn wouldn't come out any more.  So I pulled harder and this tangle of yarn (yarn barf) came out, resulting in me having to put down my knitting to untangle the mess and wrap it around the outside of the ball anyway.  Then I stopped knitting for the night.

Here is my current progress:
See how you can actually see that it's blue yarn?  That's because it's daytime!  Funny how that works.


  1. I like this NaPoBlo thingie! Good work!

  2. was the first part about fresh? wasn't the last blog on fresh as the subject? Fresh is probably what you said when the yarn barfed right? LOL
    I truly hate that when that happened to me in car once

  3. I never knew there was a name for what happens when the middle of your yarn spews out a tangled mess that can take an hour to sort out. Yarn barf -- perfect!