Pickles for December 21, 2013


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    David Huie Green  almost 5 years ago

    don’t mess up perfectly good yarn

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    Llewellenbruce  almost 5 years ago

    A vicuna sport coat can cost upwards of $20,000.

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    beviek  almost 5 years ago

    Opal, Earl obviously isn’t being helpful. Why do you insist on dragging him along with you?

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    A ball of yarn is called a “clew”. Opal had to hit the Yarn Barn because she is clewless.

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    Willhelm  almost 5 years ago

    Vicuna yarn is actually available now, due to conservation efforts, but it is extremely expensive.

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    Michelle Morris  almost 5 years ago

    Why does she need him to buy yarn?

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    PoorPig  almost 5 years ago

    Maybe she thinks Earl is a better driver than she is; or she doesn’t feel safe without him. She could also value his opinion about purchase decisions and/or enjoy his company.

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    orinoco womble  almost 5 years ago

    Vicuña hair. Only sheep have wool; goats, rabbits, llamas, vicuñas and camels have hair. And last time I looked it’s not sold to knit up; only in finished garments.

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    Nabuquduriuzhur  almost 5 years ago

    One can buy vicunas bred in this country. Why the excessive cost of the wool?

    In Central Oregon, first it was llamas. then it was alpacas. In the last few years it’s been vicunas. At one point a stud llama ran for about $20,000 locally.

    Wonder if they will try jagulars (Pooh spelling) next?

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    Caribena  almost 5 years ago

    orinoco womble is right, vicuña doesn’t have wool, but hair.

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    Jilly Baker  almost 5 years ago

    Gotta love that Opal!

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    milania  almost 5 years ago

    NO woman in her right mind would ever drag a man along shopping, just to gripe and get in her way!!!! Ridiculous!

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    winspector  almost 5 years ago

    Psssst……Earl…….the Man Cave store is right next door!

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    OldTimer62  almost 5 years ago

    OK, cdward and orinoco womble can arm-wrestle to see who is right. ;-)

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    RoseHawke  almost 5 years ago

    Does Opal drive? I can’t recall.

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    Linguist  almost 5 years ago

    Hope this settles the hair vrs. wool debate:

    “Vicuna” Yarn

    As the ancestor of the modern-day alpaca & close cousin to the guanaco, vicunas are known as the “bearers of the golden fleece” for good reason. Vicuna is the rarest & finest hair fiber available in the world, & these animals live only in the upper altitudes of the Andes Mountains. Since each animal produces only about 4 ounces of harvestable fiber each year, that also adds to its rarity. Vicuna fiber is lighter, softer & warmer than any other hair fiber — even the guard hairs are soft! — and since the fiber is sensitive to chemical treatment, vicuna yarn is left in its natural color — a spicy cinnamon shade.Also vicunas were nearly hunted to extinction because of their fleeces, but in 2002 a certification process was developed to insure that vicuna fiber was legally obtained by which vicunas are rounded up, sheared alive, returned to the wild & then not sheared again for at least another two years. Windy Valley’s vicuna is imported from Peru following these strict guidelines & meets all certification standards.Brand: Windy ValleyYarn Name: VicunaFiber Content: WoolBall Weight: 28.5gYardage: 217 yds.Texture: FuzzyYarn Weight: Laceweight

    Price: $300.00

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    GROG GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    Who cares what kind of yarn it is? If I were in Earl’s shoes, I would have strangled myself before I left the house.

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    hippogriff  almost 5 years ago

    cdward: That’s what comes from reading descriptive, rather than prescriptive, dictionaries. And the language falls into imprecision as a result.

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    Daniel Aplet  almost 5 years ago

    yes,do it with yarn that is less expensive

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    BearsDown GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    Earl, can’t you find a cheap acrylic on sale if you’re gonna engage in shenanigans?

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    edclectic  almost 5 years ago

    This series is turning into quite a wooly yarn.

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    missjunebug  almost 5 years ago

    Thanks Veteran for your information. Do you know anyone at one or more of the handknitting guilds in the metroplex?

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    Radical-Knight  almost 5 years ago

    Opal needs earl to drive the Studebaker… that is, unless she would be willing to take a bus.

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    Hawthorne  almost 5 years ago

    Oh, no … you don’t want to be riding public transportation with all that yarn! Even if you leave the vicuna there, (got something to mortgage? Something good?), you still want it driven home in the studebaker :-)

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    kab2rb  almost 5 years ago

    Earl should have gone to a tool store then Opal would be very bored.I just seen on news this morning and not aware of different way to use yarn. Wrist knitting with thick yarn.

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    Number Three  almost 5 years ago

    I bet he has the same attitude in clothes shops, jewellery shops, shoe

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    Emily2010  almost 5 years ago

    Earl go sit in the car and take a nap, it will be longer than you think. :)

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    amaryllis2 GC Insider almost 5 years ago

    We have a local yarn shop that sells vicuna—and it’s kept in a locked glass cabinet.

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