Lovely Thursday

Or whatever acronym I decided on. I forget.

First off, I love the searches people do that lead them to my blog. The most popular is “lenny kilmister” (okay, people – his name is “lemmy” and not “lenny”, and we’ll leave it at that), and my personal favorite is “tiny monkeys”. I may very well just change my favorite curse word on Ravelry to “tiny monkeys,” I love it so much.

2. Tiny monkeys (but of a different variety):

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(I’ve shamelessly stolen this from the Yarn Harlot’s blog, but see, there’s a story as to why, which is that I bought a mini sock monkey at Victory Vintage in Decatur and I can’t currently locate it, but I swear it’s awesome. And also, I cannot find photos of others not on the Yarn Harlot’s blog, so I’m hoping that few enough people read this so that I will not break said blog,)

Anyway. I had been thinking that sock monkeys were a glorious way to use up leftover sock yarn, and also a fantastic pun (get it? SOCK monkey? whatever.), and so I feel tremendously validated now that many somebodies have knit them. I mean, I didn’t come up with the idea or the pattern, but it feels nice to know that somebody else had the idea and so it’s not a bad idea.

3. Morocco. I’ve never been there, but I’d like to go.//www.alumni.cornell.edu/federation/travel/images/exotic_morocco.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

4. And, by association, the Suq (at the Oriental Institute, which is #5)

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I used to work here in college, and I miss it ever so much. It was the best work-study job in the universe.

6. Candied walnuts. Have you ever had one of these? Have you? They’re amazing, although difficult to make. You have to soak them for a very long time, and ours grew mold (we are in Georgia, after all).

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Seriously. They look kind of gross, but they are heavenly, nutty, syrupy things that you could eat forever before you remembered that they are nearly pure sugar.

7. Amma’s Jaggery Banana chips. I can’t find a link for these, but I got them at the local Indian grocery, and these are another one of those snacks I could eat my weight in. They’re basically banana slices (longwise, not the rounds) dipped in unrefined cane sugar, fried, and then dusted with ginger and cumin. They are fantastic.

Lucky sevens! That’s all for today. Tomorrow – more mysterious project photos.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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