Just in case you think the entire conversation at a knit group is about knitting, I’m here to enlighten you! I’ll just preface this by giving you the back-story on two related facts:
1. I missed the last 30 minutes of yesterday’s knit group at Apple Yarns due to a hair cut appointment and my friend Pat always brings me up-to-date when I miss something!
2. One trick Pat and I learned at PT is to cool your hand in beans! Yep, you heard it here first!
So here are the photos and text that Pat sent to me an hour after the knit group met. (If I knew how to cut and paste the whole thing I would have done that, but……)
Pat: Think this is enough beans for my hand bean box?
Me: LOL. Enough to submerge your entire body!
Then Pat called me on my cell phone to tell me about the conversation that I missed. If you’ve ever had a conversation with Pat, you know that it runs all around the mulberry bushes and is punctuation by lots of laughs! Or as my granddaughter, Gabby, says, ” You guys crack each other up!”
Our conversation got hung up on the term capon. Pat said they talked about it in the knit group and it was a castrated turkey. I said I always thought it was a castrated chicken.
Then I got this text:
Pat: Ok. I was putting my beans away & sought clarification for capon. I asked Siri. You are correct. A capon is a castrated rooster. A castrated turkey is called a ‘Hokie.’ The Hokie is a mascot for a school in Virginia (omg!) A school in Maryland has a Terrapin (turtle) as its mascot. Bet they’re not too quick on the draw. More like slow & steady as she/he goes! Things I learned at knitting.
Pat: This is blog material!!! Hahaha
Pat: This all started because Linda’s grandson is graduating high school this weekend in CO. He will be attending College in Oregon & she is making him a quilt. School’s mascot is a beaver which she will incorporate. And we were off and running…..to buffalo circling the field before a game….etc…
Pat: Thought you’d want to know the genesis!
Pat: Hahahahahaha! Time to bean my hand.
Me: Don’t spill the beans!