As Delicate As a Spider’s Web.


December 2, 2014 by sandwichcontrol

And almost as clingy.

Mornin’ dorks.

Speaking of dorks, I’d like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Prop Ninja. Be sure to wish her one as well.

For anybody who hasn’t seen, or rather heard, the new Redcast is up. Behold! The Brutal Mix!

Yesterday, I received a surprising amount of support for my being totally insane in untangling what could possibly be up to 2400 meters (7874 feet)¬†of yarn*. I am not surprised that I got the encouragement. I have always thought you must be a little mad to read my silly website everyday. No, I was surprised that it was actual encouragement. In that “You can do it!” kind of way. Not in that “Oh, bless his little heart.” (pats on head) kind of way.

So, with that in mind, I’ll hold up my end of the bargain. As promised, my progress from last night’s “unwinding” session:

Yarn Day 2

That little lump on the floor is roughly 44 yards (40.2 meters, 132 feet) long. That is, if my full arm span is roughly 6 feet (2 yards, roughly 18 cm short of 2 meters). The good news is that I finished listening to the audiobook of “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith as I worked. I switched to the audiobook after I found that I could never sit still/stay awake long enough to get any reading done. Anyways, now that I am done with that, I can catch up on the Redcasts. Then, I am going to listen the Stephen Fry version of the Harry Potter audiobooks. Jim Dale is amazing, don’t get me wrong. I’m just intrigued to see how different the UK versions of the book are.

But before all of that, I’ve got another sweat-a-thon to do… And meetings… And groceries to buy… And bills to pay… And cards to layout… And paintings to design… And linoleum to carve…

See ya’ tomorrow.

More soon. ~SC

*This estimate is based off of the assumption made in the “Yarn” Wikipedia entry that claims that a 50g skein of lace weight mohair yarn could be up to several hundred meters long. And the assumption that I have 8 skeins of yarn.


  1. Chuy says:

    We are a little mad to read all of the posts about you pooping and sweating, but then something interesting happens once in a blue moon. Like you unraveling yarn.

  2. Dave says:

    “Something interesting” he says. Good one Chu.
    Also, I was gonna post something about the brutal mix. Guess I don’t have to do that now.

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