Once upon a Wednesday….

Today has been a weird day at Over the Rainbow Yarn.  It all started yesterday, when I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis.  Yep, that’s right, I’m the first non-kindergarterner that you know who has ever had pink eye.  It’s super fun.  In order to contain the plague that was festering in my eyeballs, I stayed home from work, which allowed me to finish the marvelous green sweater that I started 1.5 years ago!   Another HO down in my knitting-projects-box-of-doom.


While the green sweater and I sat drinking our coffee with the rest of the crew at our Wednesday morning meeting, we started discussing our next charity event, the Mid-Coast Mitten Tree.  As you may have read, (if you followed that handy-dandy link I created) we haven’t decided to whom the mittens should be donated. Corwin wasn’t sure if there were enough folks in need of warm mitts in our area. In one of Mim’s many moments of brilliance, she retorted that perhaps we could focus our efforts on “Out of work hipster musicians, down on their luck.”  Jen suggested we call the campaign “Hungry, Hungry Hipsters.”  Corwin is a hipster in denial of his hipster-hood, so it’s very important that we make mean hipster jokes whenever possible.  This one goes out to Corwin…..



Next, Mim showed me arguably the most adorable photo ever of two sweet little Shetland ponies rockin’ some Faire Isle Cardis (throw in some thick-rimmed black glasses and those ponies might be in need a good hipster heckling).  Did you know that she just returned from an epic beach vacation where she got to ride some very similar horses?  Check out her sweet vacation photo…

best photo ever


Nothing like dragging your shoes along the moss on the moors…..  Such romance.

Any finally, our flippin’ trash can was stolen.  Who does that?  Perhaps, an out of work hipster, down on his luck and hoping to peddle some black market trash containers?  Your guess is as good as ours.  We encourage guessing!  It’s fun for us and we like to laugh.

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I hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday.  May your eyes stay healthy, your trash cans stay safe, and all of you fiber dreams come true.



Written by mim


7 Comments on “Once upon a Wednesday….

  1. I saw a trashcan on I-95 southbound, hitching a ride on a van with Florida plates.

  2. I love your charity ideas, especially the tree! Another idea might be to contact local elementary schools. My mother-in-law is a teacher at a mid-coast school and she says lots of the kids don’t have hats and mittens of their own. Just another idea–obviously, the hipsters need help, too! :op

  3. I LOVE your green sweater! Did you make it from a pattern and if so, where can I find it?

    • Thanks Sammy! The sweater is called Lightweight Pullover by Hannah Fettig. You can purchase the pattern through Ravelry or at Quinceandco.com.

  4. There are methods to prvneet copying of text and pictures from websites and blogs but honestly I think of it as free advertising/publicity. I personally would find my content which others have taken and then tell them to credit my website with a link to it, otherwise have the content removed. You will find that most sites will follow this and provide a link back. However, much content out there is also being re-written over and over again, even with any prvneetative measures there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it. I hope this helps if anyone else would like to provide their own input on this, we welcome it.

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