mondegreens – in this case, misheard lyrics (not parodies) that acquire new meanings.
It is not
Put the lion in the coconut, drink it all up
it is –
Put the lime in the coconut, he drank them both up….
Or take the coconut and give it to your 16 year old son. After putting in some holes and draining it, he found breaking it was easy; just fling it against the wall. Right. Just what I wanted, pieces to pick up and wash. But it seemed to make his day.
I noted a discussion on Bockstark about reskeining yarns. I like hand-dyed and handpainted yarns. But I like them left in the original skein. I like seeing the length of color change. I can measure it, I can measure the skein and know the repeat length. It lets me plan my socks or other garments to as to best make use of the color. And what is going to happen with different numbers of stitches and gauges. No, skeins may not be as pretty that way, but I can tell better what will happen with the colors. In fact, after some really fugly socks, I have stopped buying yarn that has been reskeined. It takes work to do that, and I am then paying for something that is going to slow down my decision and design process. But if you want pictures of pretty skeins of yarn – the München crew has started a Flickr group.
Otherwise I am doing a lot of reading. And probably more typing than I should. Back to the slow knitting in the morning.