Yarn Porn?

DSCN0278Just as Jack was getting on his plane to head off to Scotland, friends of friends were having a yard sale here. And my friends told me about their friends’ yard sale because said sale sold yarn.

I guess I have a reputation or something…..

Being tied up all day, I couldn’t get to said yard sale, a knotty problem, to say the least, yet quickly solved by friends stringing together a series of emails in which I prepaid for the haul, and they hauled it to me.

The boxes and bags – about 200 skeins in all – arrived the day after Jack left, leaving his side of the bed the logical place to stash the, er, stash until I could get it put away at the weekend.

Hence “The Photograph.” I got my friend Elissa (yes, the one who shoots kittens) to document a playful moment and thought no more about it – until that night, when I put said playful photo on one of the many, MANY crochet sites out there on Facebook. The caption read, “My husband is gone for a month, so I’m trying to make the best of things” or something like that.

An hour later it had 700 likes and several very funny comments. And then it disappeared. Admin took it down and now I find my posts (on other subjects) blocked.

I don’t know which is funnier: taking it, taking it down, or taking it badly. Some people get their knitting into twists, y’know? And some are just too tightly wound.

Truth be told, makes me feel kinda empowered to have been banned from a crochet group, like maybe I could still have a shot at being cool?

Nah. I rescue kittens and my idea of a hot time while Jack is gone is binge-watching Netflix until midnight while crocheting and drinking club soda. (Wine while crocheting leads to some interesting pattern innovations.) I have long hair and wear sensible flats and the last time I had an affair it was with a fictional character in a classic novel. (Never you mind who; get your own book daddy.)

But I HAVE been banned; surely that counts for some kind of honorary coolness points?

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Filed under animal rescue, Big Stone Gap, bookstore management, crafting, humor, Life reflections, Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap, Scotland, small town USA, Wendy Welch, writing

23 responses to “Yarn Porn?

  1. Audrey

    That’s hilarious! But if you wanted coolness points that badly, we would have told you – you’ve already got way many points from all your readers!

  2. Betsy Whitehead

    you shameless hussy

    • I know. I’m thinking of opening a bookshop in a small Indiana town….. :]

      • Audrey

        We’d LOVE to have you open a bookshop in another Virginia town, a bit further north of you! All kinds of older houses with lots of character up there – perfect for a Big Little Bookstore from Stone Gap, Too :))

      • Hmm… franchising…. what town is that? :]

      • Audrey

        ever hear of Harrisonburg? Shenandoah Valley? Blue Ridge Mountains on one side, Allegheny ridge on the other? UmUM beautiful! AND we have bookstores, cafe’s, upscale restaurants (EH), cultural stuff – wonderful concerts, plays, poetry readings, writers’ readings, etc. We’re PA transplants – which is great, too – but we’re here to stay up to and after we’re planted. :]

  3. Betsy Whitehead

    .😳

  4. That’s too funny . . . and now remembering Jackie Torrence telling about her favorite aunt and telling her minister that she wanted to be “a hussy like my aunt.” FB gave us trouble for a while when we posted links to Story-lovers.com. Maybe we’re all shameless . . .

  5. Pat R

    Well you are in the south sugar.  Maybe when they are sorry, someone will bring you a casserole! 200 skeins? WOW!  have fun.  From: “Wendy Welch, Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap” To: ka8ika@yahoo.com Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 8:21 PM Subject: [New post] Yarn Porn? #yiv6663579510 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6663579510 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6663579510 a.yiv6663579510primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6663579510 a.yiv6663579510primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6663579510 a.yiv6663579510primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6663579510 a.yiv6663579510primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6663579510 WordPress.com | wendywelch posted: “Just as Jack was getting on his plane to head off to Scotland, friends of friends were having a yard sale here. And my friends told me about their friends’ yard sale because said sale sold yarn.I guess I have a reputation or something…..Being ti” | |

  6. Tina H.

    It was jealousy of your yarn haul that got you banned…not the risque photo! 😉

  7. Mindy

    Wendy,
    I have just started your lovely book.
    My book cub is reading it.
    Anyways, I have books I would like to send to you…. For your store.😊
    Can I do this?
    What’s your address?
    Sincerely,
    Mindy

    • Hi Mindy – if you look up Tales of the Lonesome Pine on FB you’ll find the address there; you can also leave me a PM about the books so we can make a plan. Thanks!

  8. Haha! I was hoping this would turn into a blog post! Such a yarn hussy!

  9. Carol bannon

    You are a best selling banned writer living somewhat off the grid. That is cool…

  10. FB dropped Crescent Dragonwagon (her legal as well as her author name) because they said it wasn’t her real name. It took her days to get back on.

  11. Wendy, I have often laughed at your posts, but none so hard as this one. I agree crochet folks must be wound a little too tight, and they need to loosen up their skeins. (my attempt to be funny). You just made me laugh today. Thanks.

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