Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The First Yubina Victim Surfaces

2Trees just received her biohazard-free yarn from Yubina. If you don't want to order any inexpensive cashmere and/or cashmere silk lace yarn of cheek-rubbing softness, don't go to her blog entry.

I am currently in England with no time to knit. The light in the room is dim enough for moles, too--the lamps apparently contain 11-watt bulbs. Not good for lace knitting, finding clothing items, etc.

Has anyone ever noticed that British English and American English use the same verbs but different nouns? For example, take the word "boot." The simple sentence "Put it in the boot." can engender a hilarious amount of confusion, as "boot" in this fair isle means the trunk of a car and not an item of footware.

13 comments:

LittleBerry said...

At least you've got some nice weather while in UK (well it's nice here in Lancashire) I don't know of any yarn shops in the Bath area but if you can get to Bristol Get Knitted is there and I believe it's a lovely store.....

as for the language difference ;) depends in what context you use words with us Brits as to their meaning, keeps everyone else on their toes!!!!

coral-seas said...

Welcome to our green and pleasant land. Sorry it is so cold and gloomy (in the south, anyway). I did order some nice weather but it seems to have been delivered to the wrong address.

Never mind boots, try telling a Brit that you are wearing bright red pants today. You may be talking about 'trousers' but we will think you are talking about your underwear!

Opal said...

i got my yubina shipment too! i'm simply ecstatic. the stuff is ever so droolworthy.

i hope that you're enjoying your trip even if you haven't been able to do much knitting!

Kathy said...

I still get tickles out of the difference between American english and British english. I am a british transplant living in Canada, and had this very discussion with a lady today.

Benny Hill always seems to find his way into this conversation.
Fanny pack still makes me giggle in a very girly way.
My girls after all these years still think knickers is a very funny word.
I just get confused with the whole pant issue.

Kathy.

Courtney said...

Oh I would love to go to the UK, make sure to take lots of pictures :-)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

My heart bleeds for you without the solace of your lace knitting. By the way. My sister mentioned that the word "sod" does not mean dirt in Britain.

LittleBerry said...

You may have visited these:
http://www.stashyarns.co.uk/
This is in Putney but closed until 31st Augus
http://www.loop.gb.com/shop.html
This is in Islington
http://www.iknit.org.uk/
This is in Vauxhall

LittleBerry said...

I've never been to any of them as it's a while since I've been to London so will be interested to know what it's liek etc... etc...

BTW Yarnyard has some new laceweight in under the lace section and lace under limited addition....

coral-seas said...

Hi Fleegle

I have put a quick guide to Oxford on my blog. Unfortunately, there are no good yarn shops for me to recommend in the city. If there is anything you are particularly interested in seeing and want specific info about, let me know. I would be happy to help.

What is a G-rated blog? Sorry if I took this topic in a direction that some may find offensive.

CA

Courtney said...

I dont remember telling you to use restraint... I just said take lots of pictures :-)

Lorette said...

Lordy, I got mine this week. The silk cashmere is stuff that Harry would like (cobwebby!). I'm going to have to order more eventually. The pink is divine.

We just had friends visiting from the UK for a week, and some of the things they said just cracked me up. My favorite was "throwing a wobbly" (having a tantrum or spell of craziness).

LittleBerry said...

I know what you mean about the yarn I'm using for Swallowtail it's uite a subtle combo compared to the lilac used... in good light you can see a difference....

Mmmmm UK knitting magazines the only knitting magazine I regularly subscribe to is...... IK now that should tell you hat I think of UK knitting magazines....

Batty said...

Yeah, who would want soft and pretty lace yarn? Really, that's just preposterous. I'd rather spend my money on....

Well. Soft, cushy, pretty lace yarn. Yeah.