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It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature

Did you ever attempt to do something that just didn’t feel right? Trying to force something in one direction, when it really wants to go in the opposite direction? You know what we mean. We all do it everyday. Things like going to work, when you really want to take a nice nap. Or eating steamed flounder and broccoli, when you really want a pizza with everthing on it. You get the idea. We all force ourselves to do things that we really don’t want to do all day long. It is our belief that this kind of activity goes against nature. So, we got to thinking. Is this really a good way to go? Perhaps we should be more discriminating with these unnatural choices we are making. We have chosen a few examples of some things that should be ruled out immediately. Things that go against nature in extreme ways. Things that probably should be never be done again. Here they are:

1. Upper Arm Exercises: These are painful. They force one to lift one’s arms in a direction that is not natural in the least. Plus, after doing them, you can’t lift your arms above your waist for several days. This rules out essential activities like driving, talking on the phone, or opening up a window in case of a fire. This could actually place one in danger. Solution: Do not do these. Wear long sleeves if you don’t like your arms. Your body is clearly saying it does not want to do them. Listen to that inner voice. We don’t think it will steer you wrong.

2. A Colonoscopy: There is only one word to describe this procedure: Unreasonable. There is nothing found in nature that is involved in this procedure. Case closed.

3: A Mamogram: It is clear to us that this test was invented by a man. If men had to get mamograms, there would already be special mamography glasses that would give the wearer x-ray vision like Superman has. The guy that invented this test was probably thinking of the pancakes his mother used to make him for breakfast. Anyone who has experienced a mamogram understands this reference. The point is that, again, this is a highly unnatural activity.

We have pretty much stuck with anatomical examples here. But, we are certain that you could come up with an unending list of unnatural activities on your own. Stuff like stopping eating when you are still hungry, ironing (aren’t wrinkles supposed to be natural and beautiful? That’s what they keep telling us.), and descaling your coffee maker (there are natural minerals in there).

In our opinion, one should always choose an activity that is compatible with nature. How about meditating? Or taking a nice bubble bath? Or doing something creative with your hands like maybe knitting?

Speaking of knitting, our store is just full of new things with more on the way. Here are some peeks at what has already come in (just in case you have never been to our store, here is what it looks like:

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This is American Scenic Limited Edition Worsted Yarn that just arrived from Blue Sky Fibers. It is soft and quite beautiful. It knits like a dream. It is Limited though, so we can’t put it on our website. If you can’t get to our store, and you want it, we can special order it for you. Just let us know by calling 215.598.9276, or contacting us on our website

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Big Bad Wool is a new line for us. Everyone is making this glorious scarf shown above. We have the fur pom poms too. They snap on, so that you can use them on other things as well. The yarn also comes in great colors that are just right for making a kid’s pattern or something for yourself.

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Shibui Knits has just delivered their newest yarn called Lunar. It is gorgeous. Have a look.

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We are all about the pictures today. We just also got in the cutest project bags by Binkwaffle. They are handsewn, and are really swell. They are also reversible. Wow.

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You know, even though Labor Day is just around the corner, there are still a lot of hot days ahead. And, you might just want to get busy knitting something with long sleeves, and cancelling your personal trainer. If he argues with you, tell him you can’t talk right now. It’s your naptime.

See you soon!

Diane and Christin

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