field guides

I was in a very fabulous gift shop near my workplace called The Outer Layer (and if anyone reading is in Toronto and anywhere near here, visit!  You won’t be sorry!) to pick up a gift for a departing colleague and managed to score this for myself as well…

And it wasn’t even PayDay!  But I just couldn’t resist.  It contained stitches I haven’t even seen in the Barbara Walker series.

So, while at the cash, one of the very, very kind salespeople there said “Well, did you notice this book… and do you eat meat, by the way?”

So, of course, I had to pick up a copy.

Now, this book discusses every type of meat possible – including armadillo, squirrel and various other types of roadkill.  So, that should speak to the comprehensiveness of the Field Guide to Knitting, at the very least.

I suggested to them that the Healthy Butcher, just down the street, should put up a sign pointing in this shop’s direction to sell the Field Guide to Meat.  The helpful salesperson said (I think seriously) “well, they’re into organic meat, so I don’t know that they would advertise this book”.

But well they should – and well they should also highlight the very fabulous gift shop down the street.  Where else do you get this as a gift for spending money?

I display the gift next to my spare glasses so you see how small it is.  It’s actually a fold-up shopping bag about the size of the one I showed here the other day.  And, given that I tend to leave my abundance of shopping bags either at the office or the apartment when I most need them, this fold-up version is most welcome.

You too can get one for free if you live in Toronto and spend… well, I won’t tell you how much… at the Outer Layer.  Or you can just go in and buy one for yourself.

And, now you know you can look forward to recipes for armadillo in future on this blog.  NOT.

Happy Thursday!


5 thoughts on “field guides

  1. Amy says:

    I probably would use that fold-up shopping bag once and then while trying to refold it and put it back into the pouch I would be driven completely mad. The ambulance would find me running through the streets of Sand Springs with my underpants on the outside of my clothes and they would take me to that hospital. I can’t afford to let that happen again.

  2. Kathy Kathy Kathy flawless says:

    I have one of those bags. I’ve had it since November or so. I don’t know how big it is because I’ve never opened it. I don’t know where it is. And about armadillo . . . don’t knock it til you’ve tried it. Come to think of it, you can’t try it unless you knock it. Down. With a car. I prefer to be completely personally uninvolved in the “preparation” of any meat that I eat.

  3. Linnea says:

    Oh, wow! So what does this Field Guide to Knitting contain, anyway? I mean, if the Meat Guide (awesome juxtaposition, btw, to state the totally obvious) tells you how to prepare armadillo, then exactly how exotic can knitting get?

    (BTW, I have no idea what’s wrong with my feed. Hmph.)

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