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Friday, March 14, 2008

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Scroll down. To the color selections. Yarn with a sense of humor!

Why am I looking at yarn websites you ask?

Lynnea: OK
so i knit
and there's a yarn I want to show you
me: ha, ok
Lynnea: so just roll with it
you'll get it

Now, obviously, this started discussion across several IM boxes. The G informed me that there really is a berry named marion. An actual fruit. Some light googling told us, though, that if you're talking about the fruit, it should be one word -- marionberry. So the yarn company is still being funny. But, then The G dug a little deeper and discovered:

'Marion' (marketed as "Marionberry") is an important cultivar and is from a cross between 'Chehalem' and 'Olallie' (commonly called "olallieberry") berries. It is claimed to "capture the best attributes of both berries and yields an aromatic bouquet and an intense blackberry flavor".[5]. The Marionberry was introduced by G.F. Waldo with USDA-ARS in Corvallis, Oregon in 1956. Adapted to western Oregon, the Marionberry is named after Marion County, Oregon, in which it was tested extensively.

Quoth The G: "this means... the MAN CAME FIRST. rad."


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