We are ‘The Biggest Loser’ freaks. I don’t know why, but both of us LOVE this show. It’s an obsession so consuming that we take time out of our busy weeks EVERY Wednesday to watch it together at my house. If you are also a ‘Biggest Loser’ fan, you may be asking yourself. “But Lora, it airs on Tuesday night. Not Wednesday.” Because of the type of ‘Biggest Loser’ fans that we are (read: AWESOME), time has no bearing on us. We are Time Lords, travelling the galaxy in our Tartis disguised as a call box (shout out to my British peeps) finding ripples in time JUST SO WE CAN WATCH THE BIGGEST LOSER. That ripple just happens to be located at my house 8:00 on Wednesdays. My Directv DVR has nothing to do with it.
That being said, because I have the DVR I do not have to watch Subway and Extra Gum commercials, as well as Ziploc ‘Zip n’ Steam’ bags. I don’t care. I will never steam fish in a plastic bag in the microwave. That doesn’t EVER sound like it would be a good idea. EVER. I mean it. I don’t even like fish, but I wouldn’t trust a potato to that process. I will say I’m getting really tired of an idea they push ad nauseum, chewing a stick of gum is not a substitute for cookies. I’m sorry. It’s just not. Also, the idea that if you’re overweight the only place you can eat out at is Subway. Where’s my fries at, dawg? It’s called moderation.
Digressing! We took a lovely trip with our knitting gals to The Studio in Kansas City last Sunday to oggle yarn. What I walked away with (for the steal of $15.50) was a lovely taupe hank of fine merino wool made by skacel. The salesperson was pretty busy at the register and I knew that if I wanted all 1375 yards of this wound into a center pull ball it was gonna be a long wait. Hubby had a show to get to in KC and we still had to get all the way back to Lawrence. Luckily, Dee Anna has in her possession a swift and a ball winder! (Not to be confused with the sado-masichistic position of the same name.) She brought it over Wednesday and we wound up Shiny and Soft and my merino lace yarn. All while watching some whiny, conniving and slimmer than they used to be, but still overweight, people. I’m sure they are nice people at home, but why when you get on a reality show do you have to turn into Satan or one of his minions? I’m looking at you Vicky. You are a mean/psychotic woman. Anyway, Burton took pictures for me, but only 1 really came out well. The child in the background is Evie. She is a future knitter. She just doesn’t know it yet.
Evie+ball winder+swift=broken yarn.
Wow, my right arm makes it onto teh interwebz. Oh and my nose. Woot! Happy Friday, y’all!