“A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.”
K’ung-fu-tzu/ Confucius (551-479 BC)
You might have guessed that yesterday’s post didn’t quite fit with my blog. You’d be correct in such an assumption. Just before falling into bed, I remembered what knitting atrocity I wanted to post to Sicknits and got everything very carefully and methodically together.
Only to post it here.
Damn, I’m idiotic when I’m tired.
Anyway. Today I made a Project Resolution. Well, several, actually. It was when I heard D’s gansey sobbing in the corner because I had neglected it for over a week, and discovered that Shawn’s fleece (in a fit of rebelliousness) had thrown itself on the floor and thrown a tantrum, I decided that I needed to refocus my efforts. Prometheus, my Ruffles scarf, the Dalebarn Sweater of Doom, and Saucy are being put aside (you should have heard the cheering from my chair-side stash) until I finish all of the following:
- the MYB2 Swap package (handspun yarn and all)
- D’s gansey
- the Dulaan cap
- the little purple mittens for my physician’s son
- cleaning Shawn’s fleece
- ONE of my personal handspinning projects (preferably the Mermaid Karaoke)
- L’s b-day present
- and Opus’ b-day present
But, in slightly positive news, I have come up with the perfect solution for my MYB2 Swap handspun. I found out after I had started spinning that my partner held a deep longing for thick’n’thin yarn. The yarn I had spun (2 oz worth) was fine yarn and would likely be DK weight when plied (this fiber is poofy). But, Emmos and M (who had come to dinner tonight) suggested I use the fine yarn as binder for some thick’n’thin I can spin up with pencil roving. C’est réponse parfait. A solution that’ll make everyone happy.
As I mentioned above, M and Emmos came over for dinner tonight. We couldn’t have a regular Guild meeting, due to the Thanksgiving weekend, so I offered up the living room and food. Emmos picked up her HP Christmas Swap package today and was waiting to open it with us. So, I took pix (a lot of them) and promised to post them so Emmos could take them for her own usage (her camera was misbehaving). Here’s Emmos opening the box:
Here’s what were in the crackers (which were quite fun to open, btw) – beads, costume jewelry, crowns and a bunch of HP jokes: