Just resurfacing after fighting off the latest commuter/Skytrain plague. I swear, whenever I hear someone sneeze, sniffle, cough, or just sort of clear their throat I duck my face into the collar of my coat and hold my breath until I’m almost passing out. I have managed to catch each and every possible catchable (real word?) illness this past six months or so. Ridunkulous! But…I’m feeling better now and that’s the most important thing. Right? I also seemed to have caught startitis. Don’t know where I got it but I got it bad! Every little project I see makes me go “Oh!” and reach for the stash and the needles.
I also lost the bet with Leone. She’s pretty happy about it to, ’cause now she can satisfy her yarn buying needs. I took her out for her victory lunch and we had a really nice meal at Locus. Super yummy food. What that meant to me was that I could buy this:
Two skeins of Smooshy sock yarn (Gothic Rose – darker burgundy, In Vino Veritas – lighter burgundy)and one amazingly beautiful skein of Indigo Moon called Starlight. I had coveted the Indigo moon since last time I was at Three Bags Full back in February or March but I had no justification to buy it. Plus, I was still in the throes of the no yarn buying bet with Leone. Well, let me tell you, losing that bet and finding a pretty project and – boom – all the pieces of the puzzle were in place. I was in Three Bags Full buying that pretty yarn so fast. And then I started this;
Wool Peddler’s Shawl. So pretty. I’m using a 4.0 mm needle and getting a lovely sproingy and squishy fabric. I’ve never been a great lover of garter stitch but I think I might be coming over to the dark side on that one. I’ve got about twice that much done since I took the pici but I was too lazy (okay, I forgot) to take a new pici today.
I’m onto the body section of my handspun sweater. It’s going pretty good and I’m still playing the fun game of “I wonder if I’ll have enough yarn?” Good times!
I’m also way further along on this too. About 4 or 5 inches into the body. Again, too lazy (forgot) to take a new pici.
Thanks for all your kind words about my Fleece Artist handspun. Seriously, the stuff almost spins itself. So nice. Go get yourself some.
Not much else has been going on around here lately. Plague seems to take up a fair amount of time. Oh! Wait, there was a fabulous SQOD* the other day. Two secretary/administrative type women. You know, blouse/blazer/skirt/Nike runners, sitting together and chatting about their day. I wasn’t really listening, no really, I wasn’t, then this sentence just jumped out and made me snort out loud. I had to fake cough to cover the giggle. Twenty-something girl in a dead serious tone, “Well, yeah, I mean she’s ESL, but you can’t really tell or anything. (long pause) So she’s got that going for her.” It almost made me wish I’d been listening the entire time because I couldn’t think of a single instance where that sentence would be okay. People are hilarious . And odd…really really odd.
*Skytrain of the day