/’bärf-gläb/ noun (plural -s) A wad of tangled yarn that comes out of the middle of a center-pull skein of yarn when you are attempting to knit from the skein.
Do you all think I should notify the Oxford English Dictionary?
This word came into being in my comments on yesterday’s post. It seems that I am not alone in my hatred of and disgust with barf-globs. There were some good tips for avoiding and dealing with barf-globs in the comments. Thanks, guys!
I’m at the point where I am doing the neck shaping. At last!
In answer to Caroline’s question in yesterday’s comments, I’ve not yet found any problems with the pattern for Frogner. No errors that I’ve noticed.
So far, so good!
Lucy likes to lie in my lap while I knit on Frogner. One rather large, very furry, warm kitty plus the entire body of a wool sweater plus my continuing low-grade fever equals a somewhat warm and uncomfortable atmosphere in which to knit, even in my air conditioned home.
And that slows things down a mite. But there’s no way in hell I’m going to shove Lucy off my lap. As soon as she sees me pick up my knitting, she makes a mad dash for me and happily curls up in my lap, purring loudly. Sometimes she even sighs in contentment.
Sometimes it’s tough being a mom!
Have a great day and may all your skeins be barf-glob free.