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Old 06-18-2010, 04:06 PM   #11
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Fascinating, Rosegirl! I do think you ought to write a mystery story about this now. I love stories with knitting in them (and food too....so if you can combine it with recipes, I'd buy it pronto!
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:14 AM   #12
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Not only do you have new yarn but a whole new room!!! I was telling my hubby about this and he thinks you should put a moveable/fake bookcase in front of the doorway so it's a secret room.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:27 PM   #13
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Hi!
I read the story when you posted it.
I don't want to say I do not believe it. It is just the way you write it that would make me jump onto the "this is fiction" train and ride it home.

don't get me wrong. I have found yarn in the strangest places around my grandma's home and have built quite the stash as a kid. I have never actually found a secret attic.

I DO write and publish though. Fiction, mostly.

If you write a book / story about this: make it sound less fictional, please. A book that starts in that tone I would not want to read... The story may be great.

If you write it: she finally finds a scrap book with the most ancient designs for cardigans, awesome instructions, knits them, becomes famous and has a hard time coming to terms with giving credit to the real inventor.
But then she names her fashion line like the girl who originally designed things. Becomes even more famous and makes enough money to buy the house she found the yarn in.

(yup, I write fiction, you can tell)
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:03 PM   #14
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Hi!
I read the story when you posted it.
I don't want to say I do not believe it. It is just the way you write it that would make me jump onto the "this is fiction" train and ride it home.
Ditto.
How big was the dent? What made it so distinctive? What did the box look like? What kind of yarn was it? What color? Do you have any pictures?
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:14 PM   #15
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Hyperactive,
I see you are in Germany. Anywhere near Stuttgart? (My daughter and family moved there in Feb.They love it!)

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:14 PM   #16
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Hi Katleen!

I live about 450 km from Stuttgart. Glad your daughter likes it. Germany is great! The food, the country side... people, too.
Knitting is great here, too. :D

Have you been to Germany? make sure you get to see a huge yarn shop. we have a lot of different yarn than you do. My mother in law likes it a lot (and I buy different yarns in the US when I come over).
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This really happened? WOW! I kept waiting for you to say, then I woke up. Amazing tale. It really could make a good story, about the lady's life who left it there.
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Wow... I just read this and it's so cool!
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:06 AM   #19
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Ditto.
How big was the dent? What made it so distinctive? What did the box look like? What kind of yarn was it? What color? Do you have any pictures?
I can't post any at the time. It was a small dent but it was big enough for me to see it. The box was just a wooden one; old and rusty. The yarn (like I tried to describe) was soft and perfect quality for a beginner. The colors were somewhat fadded out, but still quite nice. Darkish yellow, green, more purple ( ) for baby booties, really fadded out red, and dark, dark, blue.
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sorry to ask... this seems to be more into the fiction corner, doesn't it?
a wooden rusty box? a LOT of yarn and you make baby booties? HOW MANY will that be?

I have a harder and harder time finding some spark of reality here - sorry, I lose my diplomatic touch here a little.
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