Mystery House



In Real Terms

Trillion Yarn

I’m beginning to wonder if there are secret knitters on Capitol Hill.  Knitters who refrain from displaying their needles and yarn during legislative sessions, but who nonetheless deeply understand the real cost of things.

Like, what the bailout would cost in IYUs — International Yarn Units.

$700 billion dollars.

That’s 28 billion skeins of sock yarn (IYU-S) at $25 each.  Or 17.5 billion skeins of laceweight (IYU-L) at $40.  Enough stash to make an entire nation of knitters short on closet space.

All that perfectly good yarn money straight down a toilet.  Who wouldn’t call a halt to that?

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  1. * Chris says:

    Even in IYUs, it’s terrifying.

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  2. * Cheryl S. says:

    Scary, isn’t it?

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  3. * Cheryl S. says:

    Scary, isn’t it?

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  4. * Amy says:

    Well, it’s all about healthcare reform. And job creation. Oh, what? The economy? Yes, we’re all ill about it. But what it’s going to take–it’ll take a maverick. To fix the healthcare. Healthcare reform. Can I get back to you on that?

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  5. * bezzie says:

    I’d like to string up a few politicians using a skein or two of that yarn.

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  6. * Wendy says:

    I love all the thoughts that this brings to mind!!!

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  7. * Wendy says:

    I love all the thoughts that this brings to mind!!!

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  8. * Lydee says:

    I”m with you on that!
    Thanks for your comment on my pics!

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  9. * del says:

    I know! There has to be a knitter or two voting on this bill.

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  10. * Carrie K says:

    Oh, is that all they needed? I think I have that in my stash.
    Geez Louise. And it passed.

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  11. * Stacy says:

    Thanks for the primer on “knitter’s math,” and for standardizing the IYU!!!

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  12. * Stacy says:

    Thanks for the primer on “knitter’s math,” and for standardizing the IYU!!!

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  13. And we shouldn’t be surprised with the crapper gets stopped-up with all that IYU’s, should we?

    Posted 8 years, 10 months ago


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