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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Everyone needs a friend like Gina

My friend Gina is an admitted yarnaholic. Her stash is the stuff of legend. A few of us josh her about her never-ending quest for yarn acquisition, but the truth is that deep down inside, we are jealous of her stash and her amazing nose for good yarn deals on the Internet.

Today, during a conversation with Gina in my den, I realized that all of this yarn gathering must be part of some higher purpose. I think Gina is on mission from the yarn gods.

Me: So look at this hat I'm making. It's a three-pointed jester hat that I designed and am making for my brother as a Christmas gift.

Gina: Nice! That's way better than anything Debbie Bliss has created. In fact, your stuff could totally kick her British butt to the curb. [I should point out that some elements of this conversation have been slightly modified for dramatic appeal. Like this part.]

Me: Unfortunately, I ran out of yarn with only about four inches to go on the last corner. So I guess I'm going to have to order one more skein of this stuff just so I can finish.

Gina: Is that Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks?

Me: Yes.

Me and Gina at the same time: In the Blue Bonnet color.

Gina: I have some of that yarn.

Me: You do?

Gina: With me. You can have it.

(Has nothing to say because I am too busy prostrating myself before the awesomeness of Gina.)

Thanks, Gina! You rock. On toast. This hat is gonna be finished by the end of this week. Hooray!


Katie J said...

I'm not too surprised she had it, but the fact she had it with her is amazing. Although, she does have that kick-butt yarn luggage.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 9:32:00 AM  
Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

And she didn't even have the luggage with her the other day--just a tote bag!

Thursday, December 07, 2006 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

Bow down before me! BOW DOWN!

No seriously, why spend $1.99 on ONE skein of yarn and then have to pay $5.95 to ship it to finish a couple of inches of a hat? Albeit, the hat is WAY COOL.

It was pretty funny that I had it with me, though. ;-)

Oh, and I bought more yarn today. Yeah, I know....

Thursday, December 07, 2006 1:19:00 PM  

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