Quark ~.... kerle, kerle, kerle ~ ...Mensch
! You know, I swear
that I'd lose my heard if it weren't attached... I meant to post pictures of my stash enhancements yesterday.. but I forgot.
Yet first - let me explain the unusual beginning of the post; When I first was dating K in 2001, I focused on learning to speak some German. If any of you have spoken to him on the telephone, you'll have heard his wonderful accent (being from Germany and all).
Anyway... I am fairly good at languages, and so I began to repeat some of his favorite expressions:
Kerle, kerle, kerle........
Mostly these sayings were used when he was frustrated with something, or a tad bit ticked off shall we say? I assumed that he was cussin' in German..... I thought that I was doing fairly well, yet whenever I'd speak them, K would burst into hilarious bouts of laughter. (and still does to this day)
Finally I figured out why ( see the end of the post for an explanation and translation of these words.)
Without further ado - here's
the stash enhancement from the weekend:
Gorgeous deep golden Wenslydale, raised and hand dyed by our friends Linda and Lois who own The Bellwether Wool Company
. Hop on over to their site and say hi - they are fabulous folks, and have a great product!
Sorry about the ripped label - and the messy skein. It looked alot
prettier when I first bought it. Who would have known that black cats love the smell o
f this fiber? I set it down in the RV, and left to load more stuff; when I returned with the next load, this lovely fiber was ripped to bits, and strewn from one end of the RV to the other. sigh. good thing it wasn't yet yarn! kerle, kerle, kerle!!
Beside this loveliness, you will see yet another brand of rosewood dpn's. I got these from Morgaine at Carolina Homespun
. She thinks that they'll work a bit better for me, since they are only 5" long. fingers crossed, I try yet again :-)
And then as I was getting ready to leave, Lisa Milliman (of Dicentra Designs fame) stopped by
with this gift! woo hoo ! It is about 2 ounces each of her new superwash hand dyed roving
! What a sweetie! I can't wait to spin it up and test knit a sock with it. (notice the lurking kitty paws... look out kiddo - Mensch!)
Check out our website
, and you'll see that we are offering an introductory special on this fiber. (as well as other new fiber and some close out sales on yarn)
And yes, there was a bit of knitting going on over the weekend - here's the sock
I finished from Twist and Shout
. (notice the single context of that word... yes, only one so far.. in fact, I confess, there is only one so far of all the Sock Hop socks I've knit up...) quark!
last but not least, a major
gift to K (the birthday boy) was some hand made Porter beer - think rich and dark, and our friend Will even printed up custom labels for K. umm, gee... do you think he likes it? YUP!
thanks so much Will and Cheryl for this wonderful beer. You guys are amazing!
So now, for the conclusion of the lost-in-translation German words. As you recall, at the beginning of all this, I thought
I was swearing up a storm. no such thing! Here is the closest translation K can make....
quark... sour cream (sort of, but it's also sort of yogurt)
Kerle ... adolescent boy
So sour cream to everyone! hah!