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Mama Deb
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Tonight, I was walking down Avenue J, a street in my neighborhood, when I heard a couple of women shout, "Debbie!" from a tan minivan. I had no idea who they were. And when I turned, they said, "We thought you were a friend of ours who'd just moved to Israel - with your green backpack."

And I told t hem them that I was, in fact, named Debbie. "You dress just like our friend, you cover your hair just like our friend, you have her punim!"

"I have relatives in Israel who look like me." I do. My mom's family all have the same face. I have second cousins who could be my sisters. "Is she a Goldstein?"

"No, she's Sephardi on both sides!" I'm all Ashkenaz. They assured me that my double (not just the same name - waves at the_star_fish, but the same face!) was a wonderful person, so I told them I was honored.

It was just so funny and cute. I do have one of those faces - people always think they know who I am.

In other news:

My new wool and needles arrived today. And - oh dear. I thought the wool was going to be cool blues and greens, but it's bright colors, including reds, and the needles - I seem to have made a mistake and ordered size 7 double points, not size 0.

I'm planning to knit a couple of worsted weight hats, so those needles will come in handy. I don't know what to do with the yarn - it's just not pretty. Maybe I'll just send it back?


Definitely send it back, if they have a decent return policy. (And do you have any order confirmation that shows what you actually ordered from them? The size 7 might be their error too.)

I'll check for return policy, or exchange if I can.

I'll keep the needles. Yes, they were a mistake, but I'd be ordering that size soon anyway - hat for husband, hat and mittens for niece. Also, I ordered ones in the proper size.

I did check the confirmation email. Size 7 - my ooops.

And it's definitely the colorway I'd ordered. Just not what I thought it would be.

Anyone have any suggestions for a variegated sock wool in cool blues and greens?

Regia, color #1960, appears to be a blues-and-greens that's nice and dark and subtle; I can't find the color name, but they had skeins at Garden District Needlework in New Orleans.

Good to know there's another wonderful person named Deb in the world. I already knew about you. :)

Wait, are you sure they didn't call "Debby"? :-)

How very small a world it is sometimes...