the orange yarn, please

Orange is too cool for shoes.

February 18, 2005

today, i'm half of a 70 year old

i was born on this day in 1970. here are some other monumental things that happened in 1970:

1. paul mccartney announces that the beatles have disbanded

2. apollo 13 returned to earth, and the first earth day is celebrated.

3. both the ford pinto and the american motors gremlin were introduced.

4. the first known exploding whale incident occurred. (i'll spare you the pictures)

5. J. Lo, Mariah Carey, and Lara Flynn Boyle were also born this year (again, i'll spare you the pictures).

this has been a pretty exciting week. earlier i received some raok's:

it's more orange yarn!!!! wooooooooohooooooooo!
orange regia sock yarn and some orange filatura di crosa orange cotton. orange orange orange!
thanks to
cara and michelle for these lovely gifties. what to do, what to do!

i have one fo to report: i had this yarn from a year ago. no label, no nothing. it's a ribbon yarn (woohoo!) with a few strings hanging from it. i decided to make it up into another yo, drop it! drop stitch scarf:

it's really long (i doubled it up in the photo) . i'm finding that i'm only catching onto trends when they're already gone. i hated novelty yarn scarves when they were "in," but now i'm really starting to like them. i feel kind of gross in that respect. like the girl who wears high fashion items when they've hit the clearance bin. just behind in the times i guess.

maybe that's because i'm half of 70. :)