October update

About a month ago, I discovered a 1905 dictionary of slang available, digitized, on-line.  I’ve been rummaging through it ever since, enjoying the random discoveries that I’m making.  Some of the phrases, like “to fall on one’s face” or “things are looking up,” are so familiar that it’s easy to forget that they’re slang at all; others are bizarre and even difficult to comprehend, despite the careful definitions.  I’ve chosen some of the stranger or more appealing ones as names for my most recent batch of gobstoppers.  I hope that they amuse and entertain.  And if you really can’t bear not knowing what one of them means, check out the dictionary here on the marvelous archive.org.emailNow, down to business:  Every gobstopper is one-of-a-kind; what you see here is what’s available at present.  To claim a cake that you love, email me.  I’ll respond to let you know if you were the first to claim it, and will follow up with a PayPal invoice shortly.  Remember that colours vary across devices, so please do ask if you have any questions.  Yarn details are located here.

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Four Quarter (4-ply merino fingering):
Top left:
Tickle the Clerk of the Weather Top centre: To Talk the Hind Leg Off a Donkey; Top right: To Knap a Hot ‘Un.  Middle left: Couch a Hogshead; Middle centre: A Bit of Miff-Maff ; Middle right: To Earn a Gallon of Oats. Bottom left: Keep Your Weather Eye Open; Bottom centre: To Sport One’s Oak; Bottom right: Who Stole the Donkey?

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merino fingering:
Top left: Three Up and a Pie Man; Top centre: Drawing Water With a Sieve; Top right: Stealth Cobalt . Middle left: Cinder-Garbler’s Song; Middle centre: Oh, He Came Down Handsome!; Middle right: To Shake a Fall. Bottom left: A Rattling Pace; Bottom centre: Go It, Boots!; Bottom right: Fordid the Frippery.

The Devil To Pay And No Pitch Hot_mfgiant.jpg

merino fingering giant (150g):
The Devil to Pay And No Pitch Hot

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MCN giants (150 g):
Top left: To Tumble In; Top centre: Betwixt Cup & Lip; Top right: Blow the Bellows & Stir the Flame. Bottom left: Transcribbler; Bottom centre: If the Sky Falls, We Shall Catch Larks; Bottom right: Of Grecian Bend & Roman Fall

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merino DK:
Top left: To Come Down With a Flump; Top centre: June Waits For Spring. Bottom left: Darwin Drives a Car; Bottom centre: To Lay the Stool’s Foot in the Water. Far right: Sudden & Sounding.

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BFL/ silk lace:
Top left: Off To the Land of Nod; Top right: To Boy the Champers; Bottom: A Trip Into the Pease Field.

 

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