Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Is it just me?

Please tell me this happens to you too. After spinning or carding fiber, I end up with little balls of fiber in my armpits.

How the heck does this happen? It's not like I sit there and think, "Ooh, my armpits are cold, here I'll stick a little fiber up there to keep them warm. " They just appear.

What do you call them? I think they need a special name. I'm not creative enough to come up with one though. Any suggestions?

Hey, does this need to be a contest? Enter your suggestions in the comments, and then winner to be determined by a poll?

I'm sure I have fiber around here I could offer as a prize. 4 oz of something?

ETA: Enter your suggestion by Monday, the 17th, 5 pm CDT. Then I'll do a poll with all the suggestions, and the highest vote getter by Wednesday will win. 4 oz of alpaca or alpaca sock blend, winner's choice. I'll spin it up for the non-spinner.

20 comments:

Lona said...

Pit Lint?

Wooly Pits?

Wooly Arm Pits? (WAP for short--I love acronyms)

Non-native Armpit Hair?

I know...lame. But I'll be checking back to see what the great minds come up with.

cornbread hell said...

never happens to me...

the obvious answer is pittypats, but i'm goin' with pit balls.

Cindy said...

Not clever here. Still, I have not had that experience myself. Maybe it's just a fiberfart?

Annie said...

Lona, I like your suggestions!
Rick, not too obvious, I didn't even think of pittypats!
Cindy, I really am the only one? How embarrassing. "Fiberfart", snort!

realmofthebluerosedragon said...

WEll, not had the experience yet, but it could happen "Rare Pit Fiber" yarn. might be a market for it on ebay. strager things have been sold. Thanks for a great laugh!

Jen said...

It's obvious to me - they're Pit Balls!

Just keep them leashed around small children, 'kay? ;^)

Lona said...

Yes! Pit Balls has got to win this little contest. Too funny...

Olga said...

Pit balls is hard to beat.ahhh, how about arm pills? hmm, I think all the good names are gone.

Miss T said...

Pitlings.

Turtle said...

well, they are a kind of "dustbunny" of the pit from spinning. So i think of pit-bunnies or lamb-balls. Hmmm, Pit-Lint? lol, sorry, no pit lint here either.

Elaine said...

My first thought was pit balls, but then I realized they were pit snot. That's the official term, really.

I'm know a spinner so I've never had the experience myself.

punkin said...

I am a fairly new spinner. I will have to start checking my armpits!

HaveFaith said...

I think that pitty fur kind of sums it up. All names are so cute.

Cinnamin said...

I'm laughing over here. These are so funny! How about Dingle berry pits?? Or Woolie Balls?? Goodness, think I'll stop there! :O

artinreality said...

Could the possible be pit bunnies, you think?

That's just too funny. I don't spin myself, so I have no experience in this phenomenon, but I really appreciate you sharing with us!

Have a great weekend!

Kathy said...

Well we have always called them

schnoodiks. I dont know where it started. As in,

You have a little schnoodick on you.

and then you pick it off the person. the shnoodick that is.

Emily said...

Pit fuzz?

Robin said...

You know I have the same thing happen...
I call them...
"Hippy Pits"!!

Angela said...

my hubby says "pit nubs". i have yet to experience this problem - maybe b/c i use a drop spindle and not yet a spinning wheel??

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My first thought was Pit Tribbles, but that could you into trouble with the Trekkies. So, since they're fiber, how about Pit Fibbles?