HAKYC and the Train Ride

Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl starts next Saturday. I know, you are either thinking, what's that? Or if you know what it is, you are mostly likely thinking, "Oh, poor, poor Monner."

For those of you who need help understanding what the Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl is, let me try to explain. Let's start with the name, Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl. It is too long to type, so from here out we will call it, HAKYC. I think most of you will find this perfectly acceptable.

In the world we are living in, people don't like to type. We change every word we can to single letter. LOL, LMAO, WTF, (I think that one is construction language.) FYI. I've had to learn a new language to communicate with the twins. I guess I don't mind all these alphabet words, but I feel I wasted a year of my life.

Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have to listen to Mr. Lynch, my 7th grade typing teacher. "Monner, stop looking at your hands." "Monner, you are the slowest typist in this class." Monner, you are not going to like your typing grade." If I would have know we were going to change words to single letters, I'm sure I could have got up to 35 words per minute. (WPM)

Hey, did you know spell check puts a squiggly red line under each of these new alphabet words? Maybe Mrs.Lynch was right.

I think I might have drifted off the topic again. Let me get a cup of coffee. I can read what I've written and try to get back on topic. Sorry, about that.

Ah, HAKYC. HAKYC is a celebration of a group of yarn stores in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. The stores give out prizes to customers that stop by to shop at all the stores. I'm not sure "shop" was the word I was looking for. Some of the customers don't actually shop, they just get the free stuff and leave. Those customers are not shoppers, they're more like stoppers.

Now you know what HAKYC is. What HAKYC means to me is something different. I haven't been in most of the stores. If I haven't been in the others by now, I probably won't ever be in them. I'm guessing the other stores are full of yarn and knitting needles. HAKYC means I'm going to be dyeing yarn (and maybe some project bags).