Woo hoo! This is the April 15th, 2007 edition of Yarnival! And what better theme for today's issue then taxes. :)
Let's start off with the forms, you know the usual suspects: 1040, w-2, 1099, Schedule C. Think you've got all the forms you need, sharpen your pencil and dive into these handy tools.
Elinor presents Yarn Wear Tests posted at Exercise Before Knitting, saying, "I think postmortem yarn reviews could be really useful so I've dug up some baby knits to see how they've held up to 6 months of spit up, drool and frequent washings."
Maia cooked up Yarn Recipe posted at Maia Spins, saying, "In this post I discuss how to make spinning batts on a drum carder and how different spinning methods will change the look of the finished yarn."
Are you feeling overwhelmed?? Too many "subtract line 39 from line 40, unless it's greater than line 2"s?? Perhaps it's time to call in the professional accountants . . . These guys are sure to be helpful. You've got people.
What the hell is a LYS?? Kim presents Knitblog Lingo posted at Knits with a silent K, saying, "It's a glossary of knitblog terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, for people who are just starting out reading blogs."
Pooch presents Favorite Knitting Accessory posted at Yarn~Knit~Read~Lit, saying, "This post is about my favorite knitting accessory, the magnetic chart/pattern holder which is as essential as my yarn when I knit! :)"
Hooray, you did it! You finished the forms and lucked out even further - you're getting a refund! For those of you who opted for direct deposit, here's a little instant gratification.
Nicole presents Knerq: Swish poncho posted at Knerq, saying, "A simple finished object that turned out well despite a yarn substitution and a pattern that was not as specific as it could have been."
Rachel gave us the not so instant Finished Object: My White Whale posted at Lickety Knit, saying, "Rachel shares a great story of making her man a sweater and all of the trials she endured to get to the finish."
But if you decided to wait for your check, here are some great ways to pass the time.
Okay, okay, so maybe you filed back in January, or live in a different country where April 15th doesn't grip your heart with fear, or maybe you just want to take a break from the tedium of the IRS website. If that's the case, here are some diversions.
Elvis D presents Social posted at 365fiction.
Kim presents Shopping for a New Car while Knitting posted at The Purloined Letter, saying, "Describes shopping for a car in terms of types of yarn: luxury, American made, etc. Short but funny."
We just assumed posted at Domesticat, saying, "Funny story about how she almost didn't know she was her friend's maid of honor."
Parenting posted at The Soapy Knitter, saying, "Compares knitting to parenting."
That concludes this edition.
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May 15th Issue to be edited by Laura of Fiber Dreams. :)