I guess I have been goofing off more than I realize, but still. I was supposed to be all caught up and have all five of my squares finished today, but I'm still 2 1/2 squares behind! I redid Square #1, which took me FOREVER for some reason. This is supposed to be fun. Hmpf. Slow down, take a breath, relax, and enjoy the process. I have to keep telling myself that because I'm panicking that I'm not keeping up.
One last crochet note: I started another All-Shawl last night for a gift. I know, I know. I have too many projects unfinished already, but what the heck. I know I'll finish it because I love making these shawls.
I made a big pot of Taco Soup again today. We had three or four dinners off of that last pot and it was so good, Barnaby requested it again this weekend. We're going to have it tonight while we watch the Dallas Cowboys stomp the Eagles again. (Why did I just say that? I know what happens when I say stuff like that!)
I know I said I only had that one last crochet note, but I have a couple more things to share. I can't help it. That's all I have to do! What else am I going to do? Clean my house? Ha-ha-ha! Pa-leeze! Now you're just being silly.
Anyway...the yarn that I ordered from Knit Picks STILL hasn't arrived. Is it coming by mule or something? What's the deal, people?? Don't make me write you a shitty letter, because I'll do it. I'm good at that stuff, don't ya know! Grrr.
It's the yarn I'll be attempting to hand-dye myself. I was hoping I could do that over this weekend, but now it'll be next week sometime at the earliest. Well, poo.
Look at this yarn I got:
Isn't it pretty? I got this from a seller on etsy.com. I thought it was enough to make the All Shawl with, but I miscalculated. Now I don't know what I'll do with it.
It's 354 yards and is worsted-weight, 80% wool and 20% alpaca. It looks a little bit thicker than most of my worsted weight in my stash. Any ideas? Do you think it's enough to use as a stripe in a 7-color (or so), full-size ripple with lights greens and blues? I'm not sure it's enough for that.
If anybody has any ideas and/or patterns you'd like to share with me to use this yarn for, I'd love you to pieces. Fire away!
GO DALLAS COWBOYS!!
Oh, man. That made me dizzy. I need to go. Bye.