Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Is there such a thing as too much yarn?
"C'mon troops!" yelled out Jorth desperately. "Rally round and help me close the cupboard door!"
Her husband and daughter dutifully dropped whatever they were doing and ran to help Jorth barricade the door. But it was no use - whatever was straining against the other side was desperate to come out, and with a magnificent whooooooosh the contents spilled out all over the room, covering the three as they were knocked to the ground by the force.
"Is this... knitting wool?" cried the Galumph in disbelief as he plucked a ball of Kelly green merino off his head.
"Careful!" cried out Jorth. "That's for the dress I'm going to make this winter. It's the perfect green - do you know how hard that is to find?!?"
"Well, what about this, Mum?" asked the Tyger as she pushed off the hot pink Debbie Bliss yarns that were covering her.
"That's for a lacy jumper I'm making for myself" answered Jorth.
The Tyger looked at her in disgust. "Is any of this wool" she asked, gesturing to the yarn that had flown all over the room, "any of it, even one measly ball, intended for me?"
Jorth looked guiltily around the room. "Er, no." she admitted. "That's hidden away in the other cupboard."
"Right!" said the Galumph exasperatedly. "You, young lady, had better get knitting before I ring my attorney and find out if hording too much yarn is adequate grounds for divorce!"
Jorth, feeling rather abashed at how much yarn she actually had (you never realise until it all flies out at you like that!) put it all away, and resolved to herself that an immediate stash busting must commence.
Once she had left the room the hot pink Debbie Bliss yarn looked around at the other balls smugly and said "That, my dears, is the only way to get yourself knitted up. Works a treat every time!"