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Amoebas and Parasites

Jeanette WardComment

Lately, I have been busy trying to crank out yarn and projects like my life depends on it.  And, while I am knitting and dyeing, winding and skeining, I have to have some kind of background noise going on.  Usually, I don't go for music.  I listen to music all day at the shop and after a long week, I feel like I have heard every song.  ever.  And, one can only watch Felicity so many times before it's just sad. 

But, I have reached a new level of sad with the Monsters Inside Me marathon I binge watched this weekend while making some cute kits.  If you are new to this show, basically all you need to know is that if you swim in a fresh water lake in the south, you are going to end up with some kind of crazy parasite that is going to try and kill you from the inside.  Super pleasant show.  And, somehow, I cannot turn it off when it is on.  This could be the cause of the dark dye phase I am going through right now.  When I look at the skeins I dyed during this show, I am reminded of Monsters Inside Me.  It's not as morbid as it sounds, no one ever dies.  Although, every time I watch, I just keep thinking, I bet this is the first one where someone dies.  But, they always pull through and they are wiser for it.  The people are always so upbeat on this show after their crazy ordeal.  I don't know if I could be as upbeat if I was having to relearn how to walk because of a parasite attacking me.  I guess that's why they make a recovery.  Determined people can accomplish so much with an upbeat attitude. Remember that if you plan on walking to your mailbox barefoot. 

PS.  Always cook your pork to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 


What's on my needles:  Cuba Street Hat with yarn by Cutthroat Yarn's Eight is Enough