Friday, December 15, 2006

Idle Thoughts

My bunny/Cormo roving was so WHITE! Why is the yarn more of a grey color? It is washing right now, I suspect I forgot to allow for the BOING factor of angora! I'll know for sure when it is dry, but it really doesn't look as if it is going to be sport weight. I guess this means I spin MORE. At least I am once again enjoying spinning. THAT is really appreciated.

Another question -- Why does my whistling teakettle only whistle occasionally? I used to have an electric teakettle, thanks to Diane and Harry Cumming. The bottom rusted out, and it went the way of all things that are no longer safe. Howard had given me a whistling teakettle. I've not figured out why, but some times the thing whistles when it is boiling, and other times it will boil away (with the whistler attachment on it) and not a sound will it emit. sigh Howard figures it is governed by some random rule that we've not learned. I've tried putting only enough water for my mug of tea, filling it more than I need ... all without finding its rule. A challenge in life? I suspect it is time to buy another electric kettle!

I guess another odd/weird fact about me. I don't drink coffee. I wish it tasted as good as it smells. But it doesn't to me. When I was growing up, my mom would give me coffee with plenty of cream and sugar to make me throw up when I was car sick. As someone who got car sick any time I was in the car for very long, I had a LOT of coffee. Somehow, I've never gotten beyond that association. Gee, I wonder why I don't like it? Oddly enough, I have a husband who loves the stuff. I'm fine with him drinking it, just don't make ME drink it!

I'm a tea drinker. As I've developed more and more food allergies, I've found that I have to be very careful with which tea I drink. Tea bags set off a migraine, but if I steep it using a tea ball (actually, I use a Tea Toby) I can drink some of the brands that I can't drink otherwise. My favorite is Yorkshire Gold, as it doesn't provoke migraines. I think that is a good reason to stick with the brand. grin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Humm bad bunny was grey - he is in the mix. I am guessing that even a little color makes the whole thing shade away from white. I am going to be spinning this weekend... I wonder what I will get!