February 25, 2004


The blog is a month old (or it was yesterday, maybe the day before...I lose track of things) and in an incredible turn of events (which is likely to THRILL my mother) if you type "Harlot" into Google, I'm the 4th hit. Right under some latex fetish stuff. You don't even need "yarn" or "knitting" or "Stephanie". Just Harlot. In an even more incredible turn of events, Joe says that he likes that. Odd as fish.

What is it about sock yarn? I mean, really..what is it? I just love the stuff, in a really unbalanced "must have more" kind of way. Yesterday, when this arrived...


from a wildly successful yarn trade with e-friend Sam, I just about lost my mind. It's Lorna's Laces sock yarn "Aslan", and it's very, very good. I've been coveting this yarn for a long time, but I haven't seen it around here. When I got the yarn I realized that e-friends are probably the second coolest side effect of blogging...you know, right after being ranked the worlds 4th google harlot.

I was so excited when this yarn arrived that I made a classic error. I unwrapped the yarn, and looked around for someone to show it to. As usual, the cat ignored me (my old cat used to feign indifference...Millie actually is indifferent) so I ran upstairs, bounded into our bedroom and woke Joe to show him the yarn. I know. It sounds like such a mistake now while I'm telling you, but at the time it seemed really right. When he had managed to become awake enough to manage speech, all he did was stare at me in a fuzzy confused way and say... "Are you seriously waking me up to show me yarn again?" I may be a slow learner, but that's when I figured something out.

Joe doesn't want me to wake him up to see any yarn. Not even really great yarn. See, I keep thinking that the reason he didn't want me to wake him was because the yarn wasn't good enough to justify it. Therefore, if the yarn that I want to wake him up with is much better than the yarn I woke him up for last time, I think that he is not going to mind. Now I understand that there is no yarn that he thinks is worth waking up for. Weird eh?

Posted by Stephanie at February 25, 2004 9:44 AM