"Did you miss me last week?" asks the Formosa Five. "I'm back!"
:: FIVE LOCAL SUPERSTITIONS ::
(Because each Chinese word can have many different meanings, superstitions in Taiwan are often based on homonyms.)
"Am I crazy?" asks Brainylady. "I bought mystery yarn!"
There's a guy who sells yarn on the sidewalk a block from my office. (Don't you wish you had a yarn vendor on your street?) Yesterday, I bought four good-sized balls of really pretty blue ... something. There was no label. Looks like cotton. Does anyone else out there ever buy unlabeled yarn just because it's pretty? Is there a cotton test? I figure I'll just knit a big swatch and put it through the wash to see what happens. Barring any laundering disasters, I'd like to make a toddler-sized summer sweater with it. I considered trying the infamous boatneck shell, but I figure mystery yarn may not be the best for that. Plus, I'm afraid I may not have the patience to knit a grown-up-sized garment yet. Since I don't get too much time to knit, I prefer quicker things.
There was a funny column in The Age yesterday about celebrity eugenics. Just think of the possibilities!