25 July 2003

my favourite neologism of the day:


/‘bärf-gläb/ noun (plural -s) A wad of

tangled yarn that comes out of the middle of a center-pull skein of

yarn when you are attempting to knit from the skein.

i’m suffering from barf-globs at the moment.

(i’m knitting this asymmetric jacket thingy (waves from rowan’s all seasons cotton pattern booklet) out of this shade of all seasons cotton,

a colour that alternately makes me say “oh god did i choose to wear

beige, i must be entering middle age” and “ooh, chocolate milkshake,

mmmm, someone get me a frappacino now!”).

[from wendy knits]