My inner six-year-old is unable to look at that picture without feeling compelled to share some of my very favorite elephant jokes. (Please set aside your juice boxes before proceeding.)
How do you stop an elephant from charging?
Take away his credit card before he goes into the yarn shop.
Why did the elephant cross the road?
To get to the yarn shop on the other side.
Why do elephants paint their toenails red?
Because they need something to do while they wait for the yarn shop to open.
What did the grape say to the elephant?
Nothing–grapes can't talk! But if grapes could talk, the grape would have asked for directions to the yarn shop.
If you see an elephant in your car, what time is it?
Time to drive the elephant to the yarn shop.
Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair
My inner six-year-old is also busting with anticipation because next week (July 16-18) is the annual Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair in Grayslake, Illinois. Have you been? This year I get to not only go and wander around the market, the art show, and the exhibits, but I'm also teaching.
The problem with teaching, of course, is that I can't also take classes, and my friends Edie Eckman (the knitting and crochet sorceress who taught me intarsia without killing me) and Carol Rhoades (of Spin Off and PieceWork magazines, et al., and on whom I have the most uncontrollable schoolboy crush) are also in the line-up.