Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Do Not Agitate!

I just bought some yarn from - it's a gorgeous cashmere which I just love. I think I'm going to use it to make something from Scarf Style. When the yarn arrived I quickly opened the package and felt this wonderfully soft yarn. Then I started reading the label. On the back it said, "Hand wash - do not wring or agitate." For some reason that just struck me funny. Don't agitate the yarn? You wouldn't want to piss it off now. Angry yarn is a dangerous thing. But the more I think about it this really explains alot. When you're sure you have followed the pattern exactly but it just doesn't turn out right? You must have agitated the yarn. When it constantly splits? Must be agitated. When the finished product just doesn't look like it should? Serious agitation. I once read that if Abalone is killed in a traumatic way it doesn't taste good and is rubbery to chew. So I wondered - how do you actually kill an Abalone without traumatizing it? Lull it in to a false sense of security and then sneak up behind it? But I digress. So my advice of the day is DO NOT AGITATE YOUR YARN! Speak to your yarn lovingly, stroke it, appreciate it and it will knit good things for you.


Kish said...

LOL-I can't quit laughing...esp. the abalone trauma!

Anonymous said...

That is hilarious! Gonna tell my friends to come read this one!

Lacey said...

That has to be one of the funniest blogs I've read in a while. I've often made comments to my boyfriend about silly sounding warnings on products. Like cleaner that tells you that is isn't a good idea to use it internally. You have to then ask, "Who did that?" quickly followed by "WHY?!"

Thanks for the giggles. :D