Porn Is Slowing Down My Yarn Marathon!

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  I blame porn for the lack of pictures in this post. No, not yarn porn, the real kind of porn. Naked ladies and all that stuff. My dad (who was briefly mentioned in the Nyquil story) is waging an all out war on any possible porn. This means that

  • A lot of nasty sites get blocked by the filter–yeah!
  • I cannot access Flickr, which means that this post will have no pictures
  • Result: irritated readers!

  I do have some beautiful pictures, too. Endless sweater and t-shirt knitting resulted in a knitting breakdown and a complete Monkey sock (from my Marianne Dashwood sock yarn) has resulted. I am nearly finished with the leg of the second. I even learned the Kitchener stitch.

 But, due to my father’s WOP (War on Porn) you can’t see any of this. In fact, the only picture is the studious looking Tolkien, who looks slightly miffed this week–due to my Monkey obsession, he has not gotten any love from me this week.

 This makes it difficult to persuade you when I say that this yarn is very nice indeed—in fact, Kate is considering making it a permanent colorway to be released this fall along with her other new colors—and it makes a rough start to my Yarn Marathon.

 Let me explain: this has nothing to do with knitting down your stash. My modest stash doesn’t really need to be reduced anyway. The Yarn Marathon is basically a customer rewards system devised by Eat, Sleep, Knit, an online yarn store devoted to some of the more popular yarn lines, including Yarn Love. The first goal is 1 mile, and you get a marathon welcome package then. Other goodies include scratch-off prize tickets for $5 in store credit and various little notions.

 One of the ways that you can earn miles is not just by buying yarn—full disclosure here—but also by linking to their website. This means that every time someone clicks on a link from my blog, I earn 5 yards in my marathon. If someone clicks on my link and then buys something, I earn $5 in store credit. This is nice for me, but please don’t feel obligated to click or buy or anything. This blog is not going to be a giant eatsleepknit advertisement–I value my readers, and I refuse to spam you with junk!

  All yards or rewards aside, I have fallen head over heels for one paticular colorway of Marianne Dashwood—it sounds delicious and it looks delicious, too. It’s the Turtle Cheesecake colorway and it is the only yarn that I have seriously considered eating. The next $21 that I have is going to this yarn. Sadly, my obsession with sportweight means that I will only be 330 yards into the first mile, but I am extraordinarily lazy. And now i’m hungry.

 Sometimes, when I step back from the yarn and the knitting, for a moment, I see all the insanity. Yarn marathons? Eating yarn? Knitting…knitting all those thousands of stitches!

 Then I am overwhelmed by the fumes of cheesecake and happily succumb.

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June 6, 2008. Tags: , , . Snark Editorial, Tolkien Thursdays.

2 Comments

  1. Michelle replied:

    YUMMY! I want some of that yarn!

  2. Marianne Dashwood Turtle Cheesecake Yarn Porn « The Lumpy Sweater replied:

    […] weekend. But a package from the Big Sister came this weekend and so did the Big Sister herself. She read my wish and like any good older sister should, she ordered it for me. Thanks, […]

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