October 1, 2006. It is absolutely friggin gorgeous outside. Beautiful. Where am I? I’m sitting in front of my computer, in my office, in the Chemistry building. I can kind of see what it’s like outside if I turn completely around and squint. Sigh. Fortunately, I have an active imagination, so I’m going to use it.

~~~~~~~~(the squiggly lines mean we’re being transported into a fantasy word—aren’t I clever?)

So I’m strolling though the forest. The bright October sun comes floating down through the canopy, dappling my sun-bronzed shoulders, dancing across the beautiful cashmere lace scarf that I’ve suddenly had time to knit. Leaves crunch underfoot, liberating a wonderful smoky smell. Fawns prance nearby, completely unafraid of my gentle goodness. A robin takes pause from its southward exodus to light on my finger.

“Tweedle deedle, tweedle dee!” it trills.

“Tra la la la la, tra la la la!” I croon back (I can sing! I’m also taller and have no split ends).

The robin takes flight, a smile playing across his birdy lips (hey, this is my fantasy—I can do what I want here).

I go along my merry way, accompanied by several cute and fuzzy woodland animals. I come out of the woods, into a sunny meadow. Then I suddenly spy—what’s this? It’s bright, it’s beautiful, it’s basking in the afternoon sun.

It’s yarn!

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Oh, isn’t it lovely, all snuggled in the grass? Doesn’t it look all comfy and cozy? But sweet little yarnykins, won’t you unroll yourself so and show all your pretty colors?

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That’s better. Thank you so much.

You know, yarnykins, if you like it here in the meadow, you might like it on the porch, too. Want to come? Ok.

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Yarnykins admires the view.

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See? He’s so happy. I knew he would be.

I have other happy yarn, too. Happy yarn that’s being knitted into things!

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Like a pair of Jaywalkers.

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Almost done.

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And a log cabin baby blanket. This yarn, however, is not so happy. Not because if any inherent properties. It’s very nice yarn—Knitpicks Swish, lovely stuff. But this yarn has a natural predator…

Da dum.

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Da dum.

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Da dum da dum da dum da dum….

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

The yarn sucking cat strikes again. Bad kitty!

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